Tacoma Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Tacoma, Washington.

Waiting List
Closed: Tacoma, Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Tacoma, Washington Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) Other Waiting List Learn More
Closed: THA-Owned Properties Other Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Tacoma, Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) last accepted Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications April 3, 2023, until April 17, 2023. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. In person at the following locations: THA main office, The Salishan Family Investment Center, or The Bay Terrace apartments.
  3. Call the THA.

Income limit information can be found here.

Preferences have not been confirmed.

It was not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the THA website.

Sources: this information was verified by the THA notice on March 24, 2023.

Closed: Tacoma, Washington Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) Other Waiting List

The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) voucher waiting list is closed.

The THA last accepted applications for this waiting list on a limited basis from November 15, 2021, until December 3, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the THA public notice, this waiting list was for "Households of nine or ten that meet the income eligibility requirements."

Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) is offered in place of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The THA website states that the "Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) is a rent reform program for all new admissions to THA’s tenant-based program. The goal is to help our participants achieve true self-sufficiency by assisting them with their housing needs for a specific term. This incentivizes our participants to focus on securing better employment and prepares them for a better future."

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call the THA to apply over the phone.

The maximum income limit for each household size were as follows:

  • 9 Persons $101,750
  • 10 Persons $107,550

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

50 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the THA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the THA public notice on November 5, 2021.

Closed: THA-Owned Properties Other Waiting List

The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) last accepted THA-Owned Properties waiting list applications from April 3, 2023, until April 17, 2023. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. In person at the following locations: THA main office, The Salishan Family Investment Center, or The Bay Terrace apartments.
  3. Call the THA.

Income limit information can be found here.

Preferences have not been confirmed.

It was not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the THA website.

Sources: this information was verified by the THA notice on March 24, 2023.

About The Agency

Tacoma Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 5,098 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

902 South L Street, Tacoma, WA

Visit Website(253) 207-4400

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the Tacoma Housing Authority?

Tacoma Housing Authority serves 4,315 low-income households. The agency manages 5,329 Housing Choice Vouchers and -1 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Tacoma Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 77 percent of households served by Tacoma Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 91 percent of Tacoma Housing Authority households.

How many Tacoma Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 1,078 households and make up 25 percent of households served by Tacoma Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Tacoma Housing Authority?

There are 3106 female-headed renter households living in Tacoma Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 72% of those served by the Tacoma Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Tacoma Housing Authority renters?

Black 1,295
Native American 86
Asian-Pacific Islander 388
White 1,467
Hispanic 345

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Tacoma Housing Authority?

There are 1467 households headed by seniors served by the Tacoma Housing Authority. Senior households are 34% of households in Tacoma Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Tacoma Housing Authority housing?

There are 1165 persons with disabilities living in Tacoma Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 27% of households served by the Tacoma Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Tacoma Housing Authority?

The Tacoma Housing Authority is rated as a high performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Tacoma Housing Authority open new waiting lists?

Tacoma Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on April 3, 2023 and closed on April 17, 2023.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Tacoma Housing Authority

Hillside Terrace 2300 Block

2330 South G St, Tacoma, Washington 98405

6th Avenue Apartments

2302 6th Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98403

Bay Terrace

2550 S G St, Tacoma, Washington 98405

Bergerson Terrace

5303 S ORCHARD ST, University Place, Washington 98467

Wright Street Apartments

602 S WRIGHT AVE, Tacoma, Washington 98418

Fawcett Apartments

3201 FAWCETT AVE, Tacoma, Washington 98418

K Street Apartments

911 N K ST, Tacoma, Washington 98403

Salishan One

4220 E Q St, Tacoma, Washington 98404

Hillside Terrace 1500 Block

1507 S G St, Tacoma, Washington 98405

Hillside Terrace Phase II

2300 S G St, Tacoma, Washington 98405

Salishan Three

4302 E R St, Tacoma, Washington 98404

Salishan Four

4470 E R St, Tacoma, Washington 98404

Salishan Five

3901 E Roosevelt Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98404

Salishan Six

4116 E T St, Tacoma, Washington 98404

Salishan Two

3901 E Salishan Blvd, Tacoma, Washington 98404

Hillside Terrace 1500 Block

1512 Court F, Tacoma, Washington 98405

Hillside Terrace

1818 Court F, Tacoma, Washington 98405

Scattered Sites

411 E 66th St, Tacoma, Washington 98404

Bergerson Terrace

5425 S Lawrence St, Tacoma, Washington 98409

1202 South M Street

1202 S M St, Tacoma, Washington 98405