Social Services
Services & Programs  

Thurston County's Housing & Homelessness Services and Program's purpose is threefold:  (1) to create and preserve decent affordable housing; (2) to end homelessness; and (3) to make capital investments which improve the viability, livability, and economic stability of Thurston County communities, particularly low-and moderate-income communities.  Much of the work is accomplished through value partnership in the community, such as non-profit organizations, public housing authorities, and suburban cities.

Within Housing & Homelessness, there are four (4) sections that have specific roles in helping accomplish the mission.


HOME Investment

The Housing and Community Development Program (HCD) has a number of programs that work towards the goal of creating safe, decent affordable housing in King County. We have a finance program that provides competitive funding for housing developers to create new units of affordable housing.  more...


Homeless Housing

Point in time count

The Homeless Housing Program funds organizations that provide homeless prevention services, emergency and transitional housing services, and permanent supportive housing for previously homeless households.  more... 


Affordable Housing

The Affordable Housing Planning and Development Section prepares a variety of housing plans or strategies, including all federally-required housing plans as well as specific housing plans for special populations, such as people with developmental disabilities. This section also implements the County's development incentives programs, which are designed to encourage private developers to include affordable housing in their developments.  more...



  • Thomas Webster
  • 360-867-2531 or Email
This page last updated: 01/28/22