Tacoma Housing Authority opens waitlist

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Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) will accept applications for its low-income housing programs for 12 days, accepting applications from 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. THA invites all eligible households with three or more people to apply for its affordable housing programs. Two main kinds of housing help will be offered through this waitlist: affordable apartments to rent, or a voucher to help pay the rent in Tacoma.

There are three ways to apply:

  • Online at TacomaHousing.net/waitlist. This is the best and fastest way to apply.
  • Phone: (253) 448-2738, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • In-Person: Visit either of these offices Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ​Hilltop at 902 S. L St. or Salishan at 1724 E. 44th St.

To apply, you will need to provide full name and basic information for all family members; an active email address; your household’s yearly income and Social Security numbers for adults (18 or older) who have a number.

THA expects to get thousands of applications. A lottery will select about 1,200 households for the waitlist, about the number that THA can serve in two years. Names will be put on the waitlist in random order. Starting Nov. 4, THA 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 THA accepts applications, likely in about two years. Visit tacomahousing.net/notifyme and sign up to get an email when the waitlist reopens. Learn more at TacomaHousing.net/waitlist.

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