Stories to Inspire

Our new home was … in a good neighborhood where I could have a sense of safety. My quality of life only improved from then on and I was able to get off food stamps and provide even better for my family.

Angela B

“This was the place for us and we knew we could do good things here”

Jared R

Homes First Provides Hope and a Home to a Family

My name is David and my family and I live in a beautiful home in the eastside neighborhood that is owned by Homes First.

Prior to finding this home, we were feeling pretty desperate.  My wife and I and our three kids had spent the previous six months living in the shelter. 
I know that many people wonder how a family like ours ends up needing to live in a shelter.  I think we probably have a pretty typical reason – I lost my job and couldn’t find another one in the town in which we lived.  However, I’ve been told that the rest of our story isn’t quite as typical.   READ MORE >

Despite Adversity, Dreams Can Come True!

Angela B. is a self employed, business owner who happened to grow up in poverty and struggled to find   affordable housing as a single mother with three children.  What makes Angela exceptional though is that she went from living in Section 8 housing to buying her own house with the help of Homes First! and the Housing Authority, successfully bringing her family into a new and better lifestyle.  Read More

Homes First Helps David Stand On His Own Two Feet!

David woke up on the floor. But it was only because the temporary air mattress his caregiver had lent him had sprung a leak during his first night in his new home. David didn’t want to wait for his bed to arrive before he moved in. As soon as Homes First had his place ready, he was in the door. Homes First is a local non-profit that owns and manages affordable housing in Thurston County for families that are strapped, those recovering from substance abuse and adults with disabilities like David. Read more