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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

Public Health and Social Services

The Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention publishes a number of reports, and as a member of the Washington Balance of State Continuum of Care, also has access to data and reporting through the Washington State Department of Commerce Dashboard

There are a few key reports that are published quarterly and annually: 

  • Housing Management Information System project participation. These provide key data on participating Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Street Outreach, Rapid Rehousing, Homeless Prevention, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Coordinated Entry projects. These are published both quarterly, and for each state fiscal year, July-June. 
  • Point in Time Homeless Census. The PIT is conducted each January. A preliminary findings report is often published in advance of both Commerce's data, and the final summary PIT report. Newest report: 2023 PIT Homeless Census Report
  • Action Plans. The Consolidated Plan is carried out and implemented through Action Plans. These plans can be 1 year - very action and goal oriented - and 5 year - system wide strategy guides. 
  • Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports. CAPERs are the tool grantees utilize to report progress toward Action and Consolidated Plan goals. 


Thurston County Rent Assistance Survey 2023

In August 2023, Thurston County Office of Housing & Homeless Prevention conducted a survey of Thurston County residents who received COVID-19 rent assistance, also know as Emergency Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) and Treasury Rent Assistance Program (T-RAP). 

Thurston County Rent Assistance Survey Report - published November 15, 2023


Funding Affordable Housing and Homeless Services

Thurston County Office of Housing & Homeless Prevention sends out a Request for Proposals to community service providers to apply for available homeless services and affordable housing grants with a set due date. Applications for homeless services are reviewed and scored by the Regional Housing Council’s Homeless Services Advisory Board and applications for  affordable housing projects are reviewed and scored by the Regional Housing Council’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board. Each board presents their recommendations to the Regional Housing Council (RHC) for approval.

Once the RHC approves the recommended funding choices, they are presented to the Thurston County Board of County Commissioners for final approval. 

Funding List for Contract Year 2023-2024 


The Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention follows State and Federal requirements when implementing programs, which depending on the funding stream, can require establishing written policies and procedures. In some cases the policies and procedures are created by the funder, which establishes minimum requirements and expectations. In other instances it is left to the community to establish these. 

These are the current Program policies and procedures documents that are in effect across the various fund sources. If you do not see your program listed, and have a question, please contact us. 

HOME/CDBG Program Policies and Procedures

Consolidated Homeless Grant Written Standards

Emergency Solutions Grant - CV Written Standards

Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention Grantee Monitoring Plan

Contact the Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention division at 360-867-2500 if you have additional questions.