Press Release: Tacoma Housing Authority Opens its Housing Waitlist October 7-18, 2019

For release Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tacoma Housing Authority Opens its Housing Waitlist October 7-18, 2019

Households with three or more people can apply at

TACOMA, WA – September 10, 2019 – The Tacoma Housing Authority is pleased to announce that we will accept applications for our low-income housing programs for 12 days. We will accept applications from:

8 am Monday, October 7 to 5 pm Friday, October 18, 2019

The Tacoma Housing Authority invites all eligible households with three or more people to apply for our affordable housing programs. We offer two main kinds of housing help through this waitlist: affordable apartments to rent, or a voucher to help pay the rent in Tacoma.

We offer three ways to apply:

  1. Online - Apply at This is the best and fastest way to apply.
  2. Phone - Call (253) 448-2738, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  3. In-Person - Visit either of these offices Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Hilltop – 902 South L Street, Tacoma, WA
Salishan- 1724 East 44th Street, Tacoma, WA

What you need to apply:

  • Full name and basic information for all family members
  • An active email address
  • Your Households yearly income
  • Social security numbers for adults (18 or older) who have a number

We expect to get thousands of applications. A lottery will select about 1,200 households for our waitlist. This is about the number we can serve in two years. We will put them on the waitlist in random order. Starting November 4, 2019, we will contact applications and tell them if they were selected or not for the waitlist.

Applicants who do not get on the list may try again the next time we accept applications. We will likely accept applications again in about two years. Visit and sign up to get an email when the waitlist reopens.

Learn more at


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Media Contacts:

Brandon Wirth
Tacoma Housing Authority
(253) 448-2790





About Tacoma Housing Authority

Established in 1940, Tacoma Housing Authority provides high-quality, stable and sustainable housing and supportive services to people in need. It does this in ways that help them prosper and help our communities develop equitably. THA develops and manages real estate and provides rental housing. In partnership with thousands of private landlords, it helps families pay the rent in the private rental market. It delivers supportive services to help families succeed as “tenants, parents, students, wage earners and builders of assets who can live without assistance.” THA seeks to do its work in ways that help our community be an “attractive place to live, work, attend school, shop and play,” and that help Tacoma be “safe, vibrant, prosperous, attractive and just.” For more information about THA and its work, go to



Tuesday, September 10, 2019