Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Homes First?
Homes First is a grassroots nonprofit that has been creating and maintaining safe, healthy, and affordable rental homes for community members who need them most in Thurston and Mason Counties, since 1990.
We provide 200 tenants with rent they can afford in scattered site housing so they can concentrate on other areas of their lives.
Homes First has served over 4,000 people since our founding.
How Can Someone Qualify to Rent a Home from Homes First?
Homes First has a very low turn over rate. Anyone interested in renting can sign up HERE and sign up to receive emails. When something becomes available we will email everyone on that list with details on how to apply.
Where Does Homes First Receive its Funding?
For acquisition and rehab of homes, Homes First receives much of its funding from Federal Housing and Urban Development housing programs via our county and cities. Operational income comes from rent (earned income). We also receive grants, business sponsorships, and donations, and bequests which give us flexible funds to use where we need them most.