Tacoma Housing Authority

April Black, Executive Director
902 South L Street, Suite 2A
Tacoma, WA
(253) 207-4400
(253) 207-4454
MTW Agency

By The numbers

Public Housing Units 50
Vouchers 4852
Total Units 4902

Latest News

9.27.23 Members Making News
Last week, HUD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $16.1 million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers to 71 PHAs across the country. The HUD-VASH program provides housing and an array of supportive services to veterans experiencing...
9.11.23 Members Making News
From Tacoma Housing Authority's press release: At a regular meeting of the Tacoma Housing Authority’s (THA) Board of Commissioners, the Board voted to approve a resolution that increases the minimum hourly wage for all THA employees to at least $32 per hour. Much thought was given to the newly...
1.10.23 Members Making News
From GeekWire: Amazon will provide $150 million to build and preserve 1,700 units of affordable housing in Seattle and neighboring cities. The new funding, announced Monday at a press conference with Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, will go to 10 nonprofit organizations to pay for low-rate loans and...
12.5.22 Case Study, Members Making News
From HUD's Office of Policy Development & Research (PD&R): In 2022, more than 800 young people between the ages of 12 and 24 experienced homelessness in Pierce County, Washington. Many youth end up on the streets because of neglect, abuse, or discrimination in their home environment. Those...
8.29.22 Members Making News
From the Tacoma Housing Authority's press release: The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) has acquired the North Highland Court apartment complex. Located at 3015 North Highland Street, the 35-unit community becomes the third such THA-owned property in the north end. THA purchased the property using a...
4.20.22 Members Making News
From Seattle Credit Union and the Tacoma Housing Authority's press release: Seattle Credit Union is excited to announce an expansion into Tacoma in the summer of 2022. The credit union’s mission is to provide financial support and opportunities for communities that are underserved and have...
1.26.22 Members Making News, Awards/Grants
In November 2020, the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) was awarded a grant from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to help our public housing authority (PHA) members better protect and serve vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. CLPHA conducted a competitive...
11.3.21 Members Making News
Congratulations to April Black on her recent appointment as executive director of the Tacoma Housing Authority! April previously served as THA’s deputy director and has long been an active member of the CLPHA community. April’s appointment follows the retirement of Michael Mirra, who served...
7.28.21 Members Making News
From The News Tribune: Shkelqim Kelmendi believes that no apartment should sit vacant when there are people living without a home. As the executive director of nonprofit Housing Connector, Kelmendi brings together property owners and case managers for people experiencing homelessness to...
6.30.21 Members Making News
Last week, CLPHA’s virtual Summer Meeting opened with an acknowledgment from CLPHA Board President Stephen Norman of Tacoma Housing Authority Executive Director Michael Mirra and his impact on CLPHA, Tacoma, and the public housing industry upon Michael’s coming...

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