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For additional questions, please contact Tom Webster, Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention Manager at (360) 280-6265 or thomas.webster@co.thurston.wa.us.

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Thurston County Rent Assistance is closed to new applications for ages 25 and up. 

HEN and RRH Communication Update (new) 8/8/2022

Effective 11:59 PM June 15, 2022

Applications submitted by June 15, 2022 will remain in line to be processed.

  • Applications transferred from the Community Action Council (CAC) and/or have confirmed the applicant is in eviction proceedings will continue to be prioritized.
  • Due to an extremely high volume of applications, those submitted on or after June 1, 2022 may not be processed due to insufficient funds.

This rent assistance program is funded by the American Rescue Plan and the CARES Act to help renters recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is not expected to receive more funding.

Contact Information:

RentAssistance@co.thurston.wa.us

360-490-7648 (due to a large volume of calls, email is preferred)


Rent Assistance for Young Adults, ages 18-24, is available at Community Youth Services.

AGES 18-24 ONLY

Submit your request to apply online or by email. If you don't have access to internet or email, call to request assistance.

A separate rent assistance contract specifically for young adults is also funded by the American Rescue Plan and the CARES Act to help renters recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding for young adults is expected to last through late 2022.

Public Health and Social Services Contact Information

  • During business hours call 360-867-2610
  • WA Relay: 711 or 800-833-6388
  • Public health emergency call 1-800-986-9050
  • Medical emergency call 911
  • COVID-19 Business Group

State COVID-19 Assistance Hotline 

  • Call 1-800-525-0127 
    • Then press #
  • Hours:
    • Monday through Friday 6:00am - 10:00pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Language
    • Press 2 for Spanish
    • For other languages wait and request an interpreter
  • Or text 'Coronavirus' to 211-211
    • For Spanish reply 'esp' to the hotline message
  • No-Cost Telehealth COVID-19 Treatment