Tacoma Housing Authority

April Black, Interim 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

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...
5.12.21 Members Making News
From The News Tribune:  Michael Mirra finally got the call-up he’s been waiting for, he joked late last week.  Nearing his 68th birthday, the native New Yorker is joining the Yankees, at long last.  “Center field would be my first choice, but I’m probably not in a position...
5.11.21 Members Making News
From MyNorthwest: Late last year, Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards announced her plans to launch a universal basic income pilot program. Now, those plans are beginning to take shape, with the city and its local partners revealing the first details on how the program will work. Working with United...
2.9.21 Awards/Grants, Press Release
Grants will help PHA residents with immediate and locally defined needs exacerbated by COVID-19    Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2021) -- The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) is pleased to announce the ten recipients of its COVID Resident Support Grants. The...
10.7.20 Members Making News
From The News Tribune: The facility is a significant upgrade. Tucked into a secluded wooded backdrop near Tacoma Housing Authority’s Salishan development, Arlington Drive Crisis Residential Center — which opened in June — represents a major improvement for Pierce County’s efforts to curb...
2.19.20 Members Making News
From The News Tribune: Koz Development last year announced it was opening up its Koz on Market to help students find affordable housing. This year, a second Koz property is launching another program to help more students struggling with finding a place in Tacoma they can afford. Tacoma...
2.5.20 Members Making News
From Next City: At the beginning of the spring 2020 semester, the chancellor at the University of Washington Tacoma sent out an advisory to students: “If you or someone you know is dealing with housing issues that might interfere with the ability to succeed in school,” it said, “a new program...
2.5.20 Members Making News
From The News Tribune: For a decade, Gault Middle School has sat vacant on Tacoma’s Eastside. Located at 1115 E. Division Lane, the school closed down in 2009. Now, the building’s windows and doors are boarded over from years of accumulated damage. “We’ve had a lot of wire theft happen and...
1.8.20 Members Making News
On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the...

Job Openings

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  Description The IT Cloud Engineer supports Tacoma Housing Authority’s strategic and operational objectives in the following way:  Provides advanced technical and administrative services in network design, security, and administration. Work includes the design, implementation, support and...
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Posted on 9.29.21
Applications due by 10.28.21
*This position is specifically working with Seniors and Disabled clients.* SALARY:DOE The typical starting hourly rate is $20.29-$24.80 This represents the Min to Mid salary range.    PURPOSE OF POSITION The Property Specialist supports Tacoma Housing Authority's strategic and operational...
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Posted on 9.29.21
Applications due by 10.28.21
PURPOSE OF POSITION The Accounting Manager supports Tacoma Housing Authority’s (THA’s) strategic and operational objectives in the following ways provides professional-level accounting, financial and administrative services to THA so its programs can provide high quality services, its funders will...
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Posted on 9.20.21
Applications due by 10.1.21
PURPOSE OF POSITION  The Housing Specialist supports Tacoma Housing Authority’s strategic and operational objectives in the following way: Efficiently performing a range of functions to ensure that THA’s housing programs run effectively, efficiently and in compliance with applicable rules and that...
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Posted on 9.15.21
Applications due by 9.28.21
The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) is seeking a highly qualified candidate to become its next Executive Director. This position has full responsibility to lead and manage an innovative and effective public housing authority. THA has an operating budget of $75 million and a varied portfolio of 1,500...
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Posted on 7.1.21
Applications due by 7.19.21
SALARY:DOE The typical starting annual salary is $75,300 - $94,150 This represents the Min to Mid salary range. PURPOSE OF POSITION The Contracts and Procurement Manager position supports Tacoma Housing Authority’s (THA’s) strategic and operational objectives in the following way: This position...
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Posted on 2.8.21
SALARY: DOE The starting annual rate for the position is between $81,000 - $101,750  This represents the Min to Mid salary range.  PURPOSE OF POSITION This position supports Tacoma Housing Authority’s strategic and operational objectives in the following way: Assesses organizational risk,...
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Posted on 2.8.21

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