Emergency Housing Ordinance

November 30, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners voted 2-1 to amend and renew the interim Emergency Housing Ordinance. The renewal takes effect December 9, 2021 and be valid until June 9, 2022, unless the Board takes action to repeal it.

At the direction of the Board, Community Planning staff is in the process of updating Thurston County Code chapter 21.35 "Homeless Encampments" which will include permanent emergency housing regulations. More information about this update will be available in early 2022.


Submit a Comment on the Emergency Ordinance or Learn More About It

Comment on the County's Emergency Housing Ordinance

Learn more about the Interim (temporary) Emergency Housing Ordinance  

Learn more about the Permanent Emergency Housing Ordinance


Read the Code or the Health Crisis Resolution

Thurston County Code on Homeless Encampments

Homelessness Public Health Crisis Resolution