Low-Income Housing Apply: A Wait List For the Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) Has Opened Today For a Limited Time – APPLY NOW

This waiting list is OPEN for 10 days ONLY.

Tacoma Housing Authority – Serves Tacoma, WA

Waiting List Information

The HOP waiting list opened on July 13, 2015  (at 8:00a.m. PST) and will close on July 22, 2015 (at 5:30p.m. PST)

Application Information

If you’re interested in applying online, click on the link below to access the online application. If you don’t have a computer, you can use a computer at the locations listed here.

If you’re interested in applying via the phone or in person, you can call the Tacoma Housing Authority between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm (Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri), or visiting them in person (phone number and address are provided below).

1,200 qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list via a random lottery when the application period for the HOP waiting list ends (July 22).

Access the on-line application link located here to apply.



If you have any other questions or need more info, please visit the THA’s FAQ page or give them a call.

Other Important Info

Important reminder # 1: You can only submit one application per family.

Important reminder # 2: All applicants must have a valid phone number, mailing or email address.

Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) Contact Info

902 S L Street,

Tacoma, WA, 98405

Tel (253) 207-4400


Important Note: The Tacoma Housing Authority no longer administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and now operates the HOP (Housing Opportunity Program) instead. The Tacoma Housing Authority is a Moving to Work agency and provides vouchers via the Housing Opportunity Program that is pretty similar to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, and is a program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Here are 3 key differences between the Housing Opportunity Program and the Section 8 HCVP:

1. The amount of the monthly rent subsidy is determined by the number of people living in a household.

2. Unless all members of the household are over 57 years of age or are disabled, or there is a disabled or senior family member that lives in the household and all adult members receive income due to that, the maximum time you can receive rental assistance is for a period of 5 years.

3. Unlike the Section 8 vouchers which you can use to live anywhere in the US, the HOP vouchers are not portable. The only exceptions being that one of the members of the household was a domestic violence victim, or some other situation where a reasonable accommodation is necessary.