Assessment of Fair Housing
Thurston County is currently conducting a fair housing study known as the "Assessment of Fair Housing" (AFH). This study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a condition for receiving federal housing and community development funds.
All residents of Thurston County are invited to take a short five to ten minute survey to provide information that will help us identify barriers that limit fair housing choice and access to opportunity, consider the issues, prioritize strategies, and make a plan to improve access to housing for everyone. The survey will be available through September 22, 2017. All answers will be confidential and will only be reported together with other responses.
Thurston County Fair Housing Survey
The Federal CDBG program provides funds for the acquisition and rehabilitation of housing for low- to moderate-income households. In addition, the program supports specific economic development and social services activities. Learn more about the CDBG Program.
Other Housing & Social Services Activities
The City provides some direct funding for homeless services through the Community Investment Partnership and also participates in the Countywide HOME Consortium which provides direct funding for homeless services. The City also works closely with the County Homeless Coordinator, as well as other community stakeholders.
The City Housing Program also contracts with the County to conduct the annual Point in Time Homeless Census and produces the annual Homeless Census Report that presents information on who is homeless and why, along with a current listing of available homeless and housing resources.
Health & Human Services Funding
Current Social Service Allocations
Prior Social Service Allocations
More information about specific social service programs is available upon request by emailing Anna Schlecht, Housing Program Manager.
City of Olympia Programs
The City offers a tax-exemption for multi-family housing projects in specific areas. Learn more about the Tax Exemption Program
Find contact information and links to housing assistance offered with the region, by the State of Washington, and by various US departments. Learn more about regional, state, and national programs