Billy Frank Jr. Place

318 State Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 890-4567 Fax: (360) 890-4603

Units & Eligibility:  Billy Frank Jr. Place provides 43 units of affordable housing for low-income residents in a new, energy efficient 4-story building in downtown Olympia. The project serves homeless veterans, homeless young adults (age 18-24), disabled individuals and other members of the community. There are 15 studios, 22 one-bedrooms and 6 two-bedrooms.

How to Apply: The waiting list is generated from the Coordinate Entry system in Thurston County for all homeless units. For single individuals, the referrals will be made by Sidewalk, and for any general homeless units the referrals can be made through any of the three Coordinated Entry points, Family Support Center of South Sound for families with children, Community Youth Services for families and individuals served through their programs, and Sidewalk.

Historical: The building is named in honor of Native American environmental leader and treaty rights activist Billy Frank Jr., known for his five decades of grassroots campaigning for tribal fishing rights in traditional waters in Washington.  Frank, a member of the Nisqually Tribe  and a tireless champion for the protection of forests and salmon streams, was chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission for 25 years until his passing in 2014. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.

Billy Frank Jr.

Billy Frank Jr. at dedication of Tribal Fish Health Center, courtesy of Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

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