HA of Thurston County
1206 12th Avenue SE, Olympia, Washington 98501

360-753-8292

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

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

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

HA 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, HA of Thurston County scored an average of 98 points. 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.

HA 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)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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2,072

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type