Regional Housing Council
About the Council
The Regional Housing Council (RHC) was created with the primary purpose to leverage resources and partnerships through policies and projects promoting equitable access to safe and affordable housing in Thurston County. The RHC will consider issues specifically related to funding a regional response to homelessness and affordable housing and how to better coordinate existing funding programs to implement the county's Five-Year Homeless Crisis Response Plan and increase affordable housing options.
Thurston County and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Yelm formally adopted an interlocal agreement to formalize the RHC in February 2021. An elected official from each jurisdiction, supported by a designated alternate, serves as the voting member to the RHC. Senior leaders from jurisdictions as well as technical staff from the jurisdictions support the RHC.
|Carolyn Cox, Chair - City of Lacey Councilmember||Carolina Mejia, Vice-Chair - Thurston County Commissioner|
|Dani Madrone - City of Olympia Councilmember||Michael Althauser - City of Tumwater Councilmember|
|Brian Hess - City of Yelm Councilmember|
|Talauna Reed - Chair of Affordable Housing Advisory Board (non-voting member)||Tammie Smith - Chair of Homeless Services Advisory Board (non-voting member)|
Regional Housing Council Updates
- Regional Housing Council 2024 Legislative Priorities
- 2023 Rights of Way Initiative in Thurston County
- 09/12/2023 News Release: Franz Anderson Tiny Home Village Opens
- 06/28/2023 News Release: Maple Court Opens
- Maple Court - new enhanced shelter
Advisory Boards to the Regional Housing Council
Thurston Affordable Housing Advisory Board to the RHC
The primary purpose of the Affordable Housing Advisory Board is to make recommendations to the Regional Housing Council (RHC) on priorities, funding and policies related to the expenditures of the combined county-wide and Olympia Home Fund, Federal HOME Investment Partnership, HB 1406, and HB 2060, and any other existing or future fund sources controlled by the RHC and which the RHC may deem appropriate.
Thurston Homeless Services Advisory Board to the RHC
The primary purpose of the Homeless Services Advisory Board is to make recommendations to the Regional Housing Council (RHC) on priorities, funding and policies related to the expenditures of the Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG), Housing and Essential Needs (HEN), HB 2163, HB 1277, and Human Services Fund. Additionally, the Homeless Services Advisory Board will make recommendations on any funding designated for homeless services by the RHC from the Thurston County Home Fund.
RHC Meeting Information
The RHC meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. and alternates between virtual and hybrid meetings that are in person with a virtual option.
The RHC accepts public comment at this meeting and encourages public participation.
Virtual meetings are held online through Zoom. Please register in advance if you plan to provide public comment. Register to attend online meeting.
Hybrid meetings are held in person at the Thurston County Boardroom at the Atrium, 3000 Pacific Avenue SE Olympia, WA 98501. To attend online through Zoom, please register in advance if you plan to provide public comment. Register to attend hybrid meeting online.
Watch past RHC meetings on YouTube.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule
- *12/13/2023 - Virtual
- 01/24/2024 - In person and Virtual
- 02/28/2024 - Virtual
- 03/27/2024 - In person and Virtual
- 04/24/2024 - Virtual
- 05/22/2024 - In person and Virtual
- 06/26/2024 - Virtual
- 07/24/2024 - In person and Virtual
- 08/28/2024 - Virtual
- 09/25/2024 - In person and Virtual
- 10/23/2024 - Virtual
- *11/13/2024 - In person and Virtual
- *12/11/2024 - Virtual
*Rescheduled due to holiday season.
|11/08/2023||Meeting Agenda||Minutes [Pending Approval]|
|11/09/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|10/26/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|10/12/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|09/28/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|09/14/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|08/24/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|08/10/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|07/27/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|07/13/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|06/22/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|06/08/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|05/25/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|05/11/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|04/27/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|04/13/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|03/23/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|02/23/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|01/26/2022||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|12/08/2021||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|10/27/2021||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|09/22/2021||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|08/25/2021||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|07/28/2021||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|06/23/2021||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|05/26/2021||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|04/28/2021||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|03/18/2021||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|02/18/2021||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
|01/21/2021||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes|
Announcements & News Releases
|09/12/2023||News Release: Franz Anderson Tiny Home Village Opens|
|08/24/2023||Announcement: Summer 2023 Affordable Housing Funding Recommendations|
|06/28/2023||News Release: New enhanced homeless shelter, Maple Court, opens in Lacey|
|06/20/2023||Announcement: 2023 Funding Announcements|
Thurston Affordable Housing Advisory Board
The Affordable Housing Advisory Board will meet on the third Thursday of the month from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Atrium in room 188. The Atrium is located at 3000 Pacific Avenue SE, Olympia WA 98501. Free parking is available on site.
Note: The December meeting has been rescheduled to December 14, 2023
Attend virtually on Zoom. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81624981630
|11/16/2023||Meeting Agenda||Minutes (Pending approval)|
Homeless Services Advisory Board
|11/20/2023||Meeting Agenda||Minutes (Pending approval)|
Resources & Documents