Housing & Social Service Funding Program

Public Comment Invited - Notice of Joint Regional Public Hearing - 2017 Draft Thurston County Assessment of Fair Housing Report 

There will be a Joint Public Hearing to take public comment on the 2017 Draft Thurston County Assessment of Fair Housing Report on the evening of Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Thurston County Courthouse, Building One, Room 208 at 1000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia.

This public notice also initiates a 30-day public comment period (October 6, 2017 - November 6, 2017) on the Draft Thurston County Assessment of Fair Housing Report.

View the Summary of RecommendationsCitizen Overview and Federal IDIS Report.

View the Legal Notice.

Citizen participation is encouraged. Public comments on this draft report can be submitted as follows:

Email:              fairhousing@ci.olympia.wa.us
Phone:             (360) 753-8183
Mail:                City of Olympia C/O Anna Schlecht, PO Box 1967, Olympia, WA 98501
Deliver:           City of Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Avenue East, Olympia Washington
Testimony:      Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  
                        Thurston County Courthouse, Building One, Room 280 
                        1000 Lakeridge Drive, Olympia, Washington

CDBG Program

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

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