Housing Authority of Thurston County
1206 12th Avenue SE
Olympia, Thurston County, WA

360-753-8292 http://www.hatc.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Housing Authority of Thurston County, WA has now opened the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program on February 27th.

Starting at 8:30 AM on the 27th, applications will be accepted online only at https://www.yardiyc1.com/thurston/ and will be accepted through 12:00 AM PST on March 12th, 2015.

1,000 applications will be selected by random lottery. For those not selected the HATC estimates the next opening will be in approximately three years.

Applicants must qualify for one of the following housing priorities:
  •  Elderly (62 and over)
  •  Near Elderly (50 and over)
  •  Families with minor children or disabled adult children
  •  Disabled
  •  Single individuals or couples that are victims of domestic violence/hate crime
  •  Single individuals or couples that are displaced by government action
  •  Single individuals or couples that are victims of a declared natural disaster
There is a local live/work preference at the time of pre-application or eligibility and able to provide appropriate documentation/verification of home or work address to be given first preference over other non-resident applicants.

After the closing date, within 30 days, applicants will be sent notice as to their lottery number and whether they were placed on the Section 8 HCV waiting list or not.

The HATC also encourages applicants to apply through their other assistance programs, which include: Project-Based, SRO, and Mod-Rehab projects as well as other privately owned subsidized complexes. A listing of these resources can be found on our website at www.hatc.org under the heading €œOther Resources.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Thurston County administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 2,072 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Thurston County is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Housing Authority of Thurston County is among the 22% of Washington housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Housing Authority of Thurston County scored an average of 98 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 96 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Washington is 79.80.

Housing Authority of Thurston County has an average score that is more than the average Washington housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Housing Authority of Thurston County.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/9/12 Plan
2011 6/3/11 Plan
2010 5/7/10 Plan
2009 6/8/09 Plan
2008 6/20/08 Plan
2007 6/20/07 Plan
2006 5/18/06 Plan
2005 6/1/05 Plan
2004 6/8/04 Plan
2003 6/20/03 Plan
2002 5/16/02 Plan
2001 8/13/01 Plan
2000 6/27/00 Plan


Section 8 Vouchers

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Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

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