Housing Action Team


Affordable, adequate, and safe housing for all.


The Housing Action Team (HAT) has developed a strategy and recommendations to ensure housing adequacy and quality for our community.

They are responding with a comprehensive approach to addressing the housing needs of our community, especially for those who are homeless and severely cost-burdened (spending 50% or more of their income on their housing).

Stability of housing is a key to reducing many health risks, including chronic stress, depression, untreated mental health, poor nutrition and self-care, and respiratory illness.


The Housing Action Team (HAT) is the policy and priority driving team for regional housing related issues in Thurston County. The HAT takes the information and priorities from the two sub-teams, and helps drive regional policy as a collective.

  • The Homeless Housing Hub (HHH) is composed of a cross sector team working to end homelessness. Activities include networking, development of best practices & policy work. This team also serves as the Thurston County Continuum of Care for the Department of Commerce, and is part of the Housing Hub for the Thurston Asset Building Coalition.
  • The Incentivize Housing Team is focused on ways to involve the private sector and local developers in working with the municipalities and nonprofits to solve our housing problems together.

All Housing Action Team meetings are open to the public, and we welcome a diversity of opinions and sectors. You can find the meeting times and locations for all team meetings on the Event tab.

You can also find past minutes and agendas HERE, thanks to our partner Thurston County Public Health & Social Services.