Homes First Covid-19 Response Fund
Helping our neighbors stay our neighbors
Housing is already a large financial burden for many families in Thurston County and the pandemic has made this burden even greater.
For 30 years, Homes First has been helping those in need. Across Thurston County, we provide stable and affordable supportive housing to more than 277 low and extremely low-income individuals and families. Covid-19 has created an unprecedented crisis for Homes First and the community we serve.
Emergency Fund Addresses Urgent Needs
To address this crisis, we are launching a COVID-19 Response Fund. 100% of the funding will be used to support Homes First operations and keep tenants housed permanently. Building on our decades of housing the most vulnerable, Homes First is supporting tenants and connecting them to resources to help them survive this uncertain time.
How You Can Help
Your donation helps Homes First to:
Provide families the stability of safe and affordable housing in our community
Keep rent affordable for seniors, adults with disabilities, veterans and others on limited incomes
Connect your neighbors to healthcare, financial skills, and other community partner services.
We would love to see you at our annual Heroes for Housing breakfast in September.
If you are interested in matching gifts, stock donations, estate giving or other donation options, contact Shannon Michlitsch, CFRE at 360-915-8176 or
You can find more about how Homes First is coping with Covid-19, including a video by CEO Trudy Soucoup, here.