Choose to contribute to Homes First! and you are choosing HOPE!  Hope for people who are living on the street to have better lives.  Hope for families struggling to make ends meet and take care of their children.  Hope for everyone who needs a HOME to achieve the life they want to live.  
David lives at one of our small apartment complexes.  He moved in, in September 2013 , after waiting for two years for a space to become available in our units.  For those two year, David who is clinically blind and lives with several physical disabilities, slept on a mat on the floor of his brother’s mobile home.  David tells us that having his own apartment has been his dream.  He can now live independently with a little help from his visiting support worker from the State.
Are You A Housing Hero?
Our Annual Breakfast fundraiser to benefit Homes First! and create more affordable rental homes in Thurston County.

Did you know:

15,000—families in Thurston County are struggling to find homes or stay in homes they can afford

20 % – of children live in a household that struggles to put food on the table

$57,595—is what your annual income needs to be to cover the necessities for a single parent with two kids

100% – of Homes First! tenants can afford their rent, cover their necessities, and have hope that they, and their children, will have a better life

We develop, own and manage affordable housing for low and very low income people. We connect them with services they may need to have the life they want to live.Read more about us.
There are many ways you can help at Homes First!

  • Donate your time or money.
  • Volunteer your time and expertise.
  • Sponsor a home, event or the like as a business or family.

Download a Volunteer Application.

Formed in 1990, we are a non-profit that owns and manages over 80 affordable rental units. Read more about us.
Our Annual Breakfast fundraiser to benefit Homes First! and create more affordable rental homes in Thurston County.

Did you know:

15,000—families in Thurston County are struggling to find homes or stay in homes they can afford

20 % – of children live in a household that struggles to put food on the table

$57,595—is what your annual income needs to be to cover the necessities for a single parent with two kids

100% – of Homes First! tenants can afford their rent, cover their necessities, and have hope that they, and their children, will have a better life

Our Programs

  • Homes for Adults with Developmental Disabilities – 33 Spaces in 11 Homes
  • Veterans’ Shared Housing – 5 Spaces in 1 Homes
  • Oxford Houses – 38 spaces in 5 homes. 2 men’s home & 3 women’s homes
  • Other Housing – 100 people living in 16 different properties
  • Download the Tenant Forms.

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