Homes First

5203 Lacey Blvd SE

Lacey WA 98503

(360) 236-0920

Special thanks to our founding partner

Olympia Federal Savings

© 2020 by Homes First

Our Homes

Homes First is a CHDO Organization

A “CHDO” (pronounced “CHO-DOE”) is a Community-Based Housing Development Organization–a special status which the government grants to nonprofit community organizations engaged in housing development activities that benefit low and moderate income families. To become a CHDO, an organization must apply to its local city or county government (if the organization is located in an urban area), or the state (if the organization is located in a rural area). 

Project Based Voucher Homes

These scattered site houses and apartment vacancies are applied for through the Housing Authority of Thurston County ( They manage applications and any waitlists when applicable. 

Directly-Managed Residences

These scattered site houses and apartments are managed directly through Homes First, who accepts applications for the spaces when available. 

Oxford Houses

Although owned and maintained by Homes First, tenant applications are managed through the Oxford House Program ( 

Shared Living for Developmentally Disabled Adults

Although owned and maintained by Homes First, tenancy and case management services are porvided by four organizations who specialize in working with Developmentally Disabled adults. Applications for available spaced are managed directly with each social service program. 

Shared Living for Veterans

A partnership with Pacemaker Consulting allows us to move veterans out of shelters and into a safe and healthy home they can afford. When they have a home, they have a better chance of successfully integrating back into our community. 

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