Social Services
HOMEless housing program  

The Homeless Housing Program assists homeless persons and families whose income is at or below 30% of the area median income (link to median income table in guidelines).  Funding for the program is derived from legislative mandated surcharge fees on recording documents that are shared between the state and local counties.

Eligible Applicants:

Non-Profit organizations, local municipalities within the county, profit developers, and faith-based organizations that provide homeless housing services in accordance with the requirements of the Homeless Housing Program.

Eligible Activities:

  • Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs for emergency shelters and licensed overnight youth shelters Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) or rental vouchers for homeless or below 30% of median income or in immediate danger of becoming homeless. Costs of developing affordable housing and services for formerly homeless persons residing in transitional housing or permanent housing;
  • Rental and furnishing of dwelling units;
  • Outreach services;
  • Temporary services to assist persons leaving state institutions and other state programs;
  • Services to prevent homelessness, such as emergency eviction and prevention programs, including temporary rental assistance;
  • Operating subsidies for transitional housing or permanent housing. Other activities to reduce and prevent homelessness as identified in Thurston County’s Ten-Year Homeless Plan Development and management of local homeless plans including homeless census data collection, goals, performance measures, strategies, and cost and evaluation of progress towards established goals.

O&M funds are only available for non-profit and faith-based organizations. See Program Guidelines for additional restrictions and terms and conditions.

Related Documents

*note:  Documents are in pdf unless otherwise noted










  • Thomas Webster
    Program Manager
  • 360-280-6265
This page last updated: 08/05/22