The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) 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 THA's federal housing programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Tacoma Housing Authority provides high quality housing and supportive services to persons and families in need, including the facilitation of housing to Tacoma's low-income citizens.
Staffing support to the Tacoma Housing Authority is provided by the Community and Economic Development Department.