The Tacoma Housing Authority is a creation of state law, which allows cities and counties to form a public housing authority. On August 16, 1940, the Tacoma City Council formed the Housing Authority of the City of Tacoma.
The Board of Commissioners for the Tacoma Housing Authority consists of five members who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. The membership term is five years. Composition of membership includes an individual who receives assistance from the Tacoma Housing Authority's federal housing programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Tacoma Housing Authority provides high quality, stable and sustainable housing and supportive services to people in need. It does this in ways that help them prosper and help our communities become safe, vibrant, prosperous, attractive and just.
Staffing support to the Tacoma Housing Authority is provided by the Community and Economic Development Department.