Selected Waitlist Applicants Letter

Selected Waitlist Applicants Letter

This letter was sent to applicants that were randomly selected for the 2019 waitlist lottery. 


Thank you for applying to the Tacoma Housing Authority waitlist. During the application period, we received 4,883 applications. We randomly selected 1,200 of them for the waitlist. We are pleased to report that your name was selected. You have been placed on the waitlist.

We will randomly rank the 1,200 names on the waitlist. This decides who we serve first, second, third and so on. Your next question might be where you fall in that ranking. By December 2, 2019, you can find that out by going to Please keep in mind that it may take up to 2 years to get housing help, depending on your random placement on
the waitlist.

If you need to update your contact information, add or remove a household member, or no longer need our help, please fill out this form:

It’s important to note that being on our waitlist does not guarantee our housing help. When you come to the top of the list we will determine if you are eligible.

We wish we could offer help sooner. If you are homeless or need housing right away, call 211. They can tell you what help is available in Pierce County. If you have any further questions, contact our office at (253) 448-2738 or email