The Housing Authority of Thurston County (HATC) waitlist will be accepting online applications (also referred to as pre-applications) from Monday, November 27, 2023 at 12:01 am and will close Sunday, December, 10, 2023 at 11:59 pm. Your application must be submitted by 11:59 pm on December 10, 2023 or else it will not be accepted.
There is no fee to apply. If you are directed to a site that requests payment to apply, please report it immediately to HATC at (360) 753-8292. If you are in need of assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please contact us at (360) 753-8292 or email FrontD@hatc.org.
HATC will open the waiting lists to receive applications for the following programs:
Due to the volume of applications we receive, HATC does a computerized "lottery" style drawing of the applications to determine who is placed on each waitlist. We will hold a separate lottery for each list. The number of applications that will be drawn for each list are:
Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
The HCV program is a tenant-based assistance program and also referred to as "Section 8". HCV participants select their own housing from units offered by private and non-profit landlords in Thurston County. Participants pay approximately 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
Evergreen Vista Apartments (Project-Based, Two and Three-bedrooms)
This is a Project-Based assistance program and is opening for two and three-bedroom units only. Project-Based assistance means that participants who are admitted to this program will live in a designated unit at the Evergreen Vista Apartment complex located in Olympia, WA. Once a participant has lived there for at least one year, they will be eligible to transfer to a tenant-based (HCV) voucher, if funds are available, to be able to move.
Applicants who are selected will be placed on the waitlist specific to their bedroom size. Although you may select a bedroom size when applying, HATC determines the appropriate number of bedrooms for the family unit size and will reassign your application to the appropriate bedroom size if needed. For HATC occupancy standard guidelines, please click here: Determining Family Unit Size
Martin Terrace (Moderate-Rehabilitation)
Participants on this program receive assistance for living at the Martin Terrace Apartments located in Lacey, WA. Participants on this program do not receive an option to receive a tenant-based voucher (HCV). Assistance is only given while living at this property. Martin Terrace consists of one and two-bedroom units only. Although you may select a bedroom size when applying, HATC determines the appropriate number of bedrooms for the family unit size and will reassign your application to the appropriate bedroom size if needed. For HATC occupancy standard guidelines, please click here: Determining Family Unit Size
Applicants that live or work within Thurston County will be given first preference. Applicants that meet the Thurston County residency preference will be served with priority if one or more of the following preferences is met:
Low-income households of all sizes are eligible to apply. The income limits to qualify are listed below by household sizes.