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Rental assistance in Thurston County and Olympia.

Find a listing of rent assistance or deposit programs in Olympia and Thurston County Washington. Government agencies, non-profits, charities, and churches provide immediate housing assistance to the low income, single mothers, elderly, and others in the community. Call or stop by one of the organizations for rental payment help near you in Thurston County below to apply hardship funds, section 8 vouchers, low-income no wait housing or to find a free lawyer for tenants.

Priority is usually given to families with children, senior citizens, and disabled. However everyone should apply for short term or long term, rental assistance if you are faced with an eviction or homelessness. There are also free legal programs in the Olympia community to help renters who are facing eviction as well as free motel vouchers and homeless shelters in Thurston County. Funding and resources are often limited, so unfortunately not everyone can receive short or long term rent help.

If someone is not found to be eligible, individuals may be provided with referrals to other local non-profits or charities, or they may receive help in applying for government housing programs, such as section 8. There are also state wide resources, such as grants from ESG which may be used to pay back rent. Also get information on short term transitional housing or local homeless shelters in the greater Olympia Washington region.

Organizations that help with rent in Thurston County

Veterans Housing Assistance - Applicants must have been honorably discharged, homeless, be low-income or working poor, and a Thurston County resident. The government social service agency provides rent help, money for storage or moving, motel vouchers and more. The address is 412 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506. Call (360) 867-2500.

Community Action – The non-profit has limited funds and government grants to help with rent, utilities or security deposits. They also arrange home buying as well as loans in the Lacey and Olympia WA community. It has a very limited amount of rental assistance funds. The non-profit also administers numerous social services for Thurston County families. This includes eviction prevention/rent help, security deposits, shelter, and vouchers for lodging. The non-profit is at 3020 Willamette Dr NE, Lacey, WA 98516. Call (360) 438-1100. More on Thurston County community action financial assistance programs.

DSHS Community Services Offices - Thurston County – The government agency provides financial assistance, cash aid and free grant programs. There are housing resources for low-income families, pregnant women, refugees and people who are aged, blind or disabled. Includes TANF/WorkFirst, AREN, Section 8 housing vouchers, Diversion Cash Assistance and Refugee Assistance.




Families on TANF may be eligible for a resource known as AREN-Additional Requirements and Emergency Needs. AREN offers, as funding provides, hundreds of dollars per year for eviction prevention, security deposits, move-in costs, and other emergency related needs. 6860 Capitol Blvd Building 2 and 3, Olympia, WA, 98511 Phone:(877) 501-2233

Yelm Services – Both utilities and rental assistance for Yelm area residents. Dial 360-458-7000. Funding is limited. The location is 624 Crystal Springs St NW NW, Yelm, WA 98597.

Sacred Heart – If a resident has an eviction notice, they may qualify for emergency rental assistance. Other support includes referrals to low income apartments and information on loan programs. The charity also has the Emergency Outreach Program. Limited emergency assistance with paying rent as funds are available. Eviction notices only. Address 812 Bowker St SE, Lacey, WA 98503, call 360-923-0929 or (360) 491-0890.

St. Vincent De Paul – Low income families with an eviction notice, or utility disconnection, may qualify for funds to pay rent or energy bills. They help the poor, unemployed and homeless too. Individuals who have an eviction notice may qualify for emergency rent assistance or placement into housing. It is case specific accommodations. SVDP of Thurston County is at 1208 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501. Call (360) 352-7554.

Evergreen Christian – The charity organization offers limited rental assistance on a case-by-case basis. They are open for walk in appointments only on Thursday's from 8:30 am to 11:00 am and 12:30. Thurston County residents can apply if they need emergency help with rent, a mortgage, storage unit or housing costs. Call 360-352-3410 for information if questions. The address is 1000 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98502.

City Gates Ministries – Low to moderate income families may qualify for rental assistance. All applicants or families seeking help, including seniors or single parents, need to have an eviction notice. Offers safe, affordable low housing and shelter to accommodate disadvantaged persons, specifically people facing eviction, the homeless and at-risk homeless persons. Call 360-705-0291.





Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater Salvation Army - While funds are limited, there may be help for paying rent, security deposits, and help people with access to other grant based financial assistance. Case management and self-sufficiency can also be arranged, including credit counseling, food, or budgeting. Or get an immediate application for rental support for the disabled, and emergency shelter for the homeless. The location is 1505 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98506. Phone (360) 352-8596

Rochester Organization Of Families - Call to make an appointment. Loans or other funds may be available for partial rent or mortgage payments. Services are available in Spanish too. The non-profit is at 10140 Hwy 12 SW, Rochester, Washington, 98579. Call (360) 273-6375.

Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services can help stop evictions for income qualified tenants. The pro-bono, free lawyer firm is at  3545 7th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98502. The Housing Justice Project is the resources to use for free legal aid for addressing unsafe housing, illegal pay or quite notices, and disputes over utility disconnections or security deposits. Call (360) 705 - 8194.

PCAF - United Communities Aids Network – People infected by HIV/AIDS can apply for financial assistance or money in a crisis. The goal is to offer the highest quality of life to all those infected by HIV/AIDS. Olympia, Washington 98502, phone (360) 352-2375

Housing Authority of Thurston County – Families with children can apply for very limited funds to stop evictions and prevent homelessness. There are also section 8 housing choice vouchers and low-income apartments. Also operates multiple units of emergency housing for Thurston County families with children. Provides 30-90 days of shelter. The HA is at 1206 12th Ave SE, Olympia, WA, 98501 Phone (360) 753-8292 . There are other locations too, and locate section 8 applications in WA.

Drexel House Catholics Community Services is a faith based church at 604 Devoe St SE, Olympia, WA 98501. Funding is limited, with any money (including for rent) focused on women (single moms and DV victims), migrants and seniors. Dial (360) 753-3340 for details on emergency financial help or basic needs.





American Legion Department of Thurston County (and Washington) only helps members of the Legion. There will be rent help, funds to help move or fix a car for work, short term housing and more from a local post. American Legion members only can dial (360) 491-4373, and the address is 3600 Ruddell Rd SE, Lacey, WA 98503.


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