Mason County’s new permanent eviction program is available effective November 2022. This new program is part of the new 1277 legislation and is attached to the Consolidated Homeless Grant. To be eligible to apply, you must be at or below 80% Area Median Income and be at risk of homelessness.

To be considered at risk of homelessness one of the following conditions must be met:

  • Have a missed rent payment and currently owe all or part of a rent payment (current month or past months);OR
  • Has moved because of economic reasons 2 or more times during the 60 days immediately preceding the application for assistance; OR
  • Is living in the home of another because of economic hardship; OR
  • Has been notified that their right to occupy their current housing or living situation will be terminated within 21 days after the date of application for assistance; OR
  • Lives in a hotel/motel and the cost is not paid for by charitable organizations or by Federal, State, or local government programs for low-income individuals; OR
  • Lives in an SRO or efficiency apartment unit in which there reside more than 2 persons or lives in a larger housing unit in which there reside more than one and a half persons per room; OR
  • Is exiting a publicly funded institution or system of care.

Eviction Prevention Programs- Contact the following agencies to see if you qualify:

Crossroads Housing 360-427-6919 (Households age 25 or older)

Shelton Youth Connection 360-462-0125 (Households under the age of 25)

Assistance will be based on prioritization and need for assistance.

Eviction Resolution Program

The Eviction Resolution Program at the Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston/Mason County (DRC) was created to resolve landlord and tenant disputes before they lead to court filings and evictions. The DRC is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides impartial mediation services to Thurston and Mason counties. Anyone, tenant or landlord, can contact the Dispute Resolution Center at 360.956.1155 to participate in the program, at no cost. For assistance in Spanish, call 360-956-1155 Ext. 150 or email

For more information, click Eviction Resolution (

Additional Resources:


Mason County Community Services manages approximately $1,100,000 dollars for housing and homelessness from the local document recording fees, Consolidated Homeless Grant and Housing and Essential Needs Grant. The Homeless Housing Grant Program was created in Washington State by Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill (ESSHB) 2163 on August 1, 2005. The law created a document recording fee on certain documents to be utilized by local jurisdictions to reduce homelessness (RCW 36.22.179). Administration of the grant funds are shared between local governments and the Department of Commerce. This money is awarded through an annual Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

Community Lifeline
Crossroads Housing


Housing Crisis

If you are experiencing a housing crisis, please call the Housing Crisis Support Centers

South Mason Residents

Crossroads Housing
(360) 427-6919
24 hour line:
(360) 490-5410

North Mason Residents

Crossroads Housing
(360) 555-2303
24 hour line:
(360) 490-5410


Emergency Shelters

Family: Crossroads Housing, 71 Sargison Lp Rd, Shelton, 360-427-6919
Adult: Community Lifeline, 218 W. Franklin, Shelton, 360-462-4439
Domestic Violence: Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy, 24 Hour crisis support line call or text 360-432-1212 - Main Number: 360-426-1216
Youth: The Youth Connection: 123 S 2nd Street, Shelton, 360-462-0125 Belfair Youth Connection: 23299 Highway 3 Building A-2 Belfair, WA 98528 360-277-5017

Food Resources

Community Lifeline: 218 N. 3rd St. Shelton: Dinner 7 days per week 5 – 6 pm
Crazy Love Sponsored Dinner: 627 W. Franklin St., Shelton: Fridays 6 – 8 pm
Saints Pantry Food Bank: 214 S. 2nd St., Shelton: Tues-Wed 9:30 – 11:45 and Breakfast Mon-Fri 8-9 am
Hood Canal Food Bank: 331 N. Finch Creek Rd., Hoodsport: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month 11am-2pm.
North Mason Food Bank: 22471 WA-3, Belfair: Mon-Tues 10am-2pm & Wed 1pm-5pm
Youth Connection: 123 S 2 Street, Shelton & Belfair 23299 Highway 3 Building A-2 Hot Lunch served daily 12:30 to 1:30


Community Lifeline: 10am-2pm Monday through Friday year-round. Restrooms are only open this time as well.

Water and Restrooms

City Parks: The water is turned off starting November 1 for winterization. Restrooms are open from March 16 – October 31 from 7am – 6pm and November 1 – March 15, Monday-Friday 7am-5pm

For more information on city and county parks hours of operation and amenities:
City Parks
County Parks

Community Agency Contacts
Community Resources
Agency Services Address Phone Website
Community Action Council Housing & Essential Needs (HEN), Energy Assistance, Weatherization 807 W. Railroad Ave.
Shelton, WA 98584
Community Lifeline Dinners 7 days per week, Showers, Cold Weather Shelter for Single Adults, Case Management 218 N. 3rd St.
Shelton, WA 98584
Crossroads Housing Housing Crisis Response Center, Rapid Re-Housing, Case Management Resources and connection to VA, BHR, Peninsula Credit Union, and Olympic Recovery. 140 NE State Route 300
Belfair, WA 98528
360-555-2303 (Tuesday-Thursday)
Crossroads Housing Housing Crisis Response Center, Family Emergency Shelter, Rapid Re-Housing, Transitional Housing, Case Management 71 Sargison Lp Rd
Shelton, WA 98584

(after hours number)
Housing Options for Students in Transition (HOST) Youth HOST Homes, case management 807 W. Pine St.
Shelton, WA 98584
ext. 17012
North Mason Resources Housing Crisis Response Center, Case Management, Literacy, Employment Assistance 140 St. Rt. 300
Belfair, WA 98528
Shelton Family Center Youth Homelessness, drop-in center, service connections 123 2nd St
Shelton, WA 98584
Shelton Youth Connection 232 NE State Route 3 Building A-2
Belfair WA, 98528
Turning Pointe Domestic Violence and Survivor Advocacy Center Domestic Violence Shelter, Case Management, Support Groups 31 NE State Route 300
Belfair, WA 98528
24 Hour crisis support line call or text 360-432-1212
Main Number: 360-426-1216
Turning Pointe Domestic Violence and Survivor Advocacy Center Domestic Violence Shelter, Case Management, Support Groups 210 Pacific Ct.
Shelton, WA 98584
24 Hour crisis support line call or text 360-432-1212
Main Number: 360-426-1216
Quixote Communities Permanent tiny home village for 30 homeless veteran heroes in Mason County (no time limits!), Large community center with double kitchen, laundry facilities, dining area, extracurricular room, and offices for support staff, A built in community of peer support, On-site Case Managers help with care coordination and access to resources in the community such as help with physical and mental health resources, recovery support, life skills classes, employment, education, and transportation, Individual and group therapy, Community garden, Local community partnerships for wrap around services. Physical (new site): 2741 N. 13th St., Shelton

Mailing: 3350 Mottman Rd SW., Olympia, WA 98512
For information please contact: www.quixotecomm



Mason County Resources
Rental and Landlord List

Veterans or anyone that has served in the military

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs
Inreragency Council on Homelessness
Mason County Veterans
WAServes, 1-877-515-7848

Washington State Department of Commerce

Foreclosure Assistance
Point in Time Count
Consolidated Homeless Grant
Office of Homeless Youth
County Report Cards

State and National Organizations

National Alliance to End Homelessness
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

Contractor Resources

For more information on affordable housing and homelessness contact the program coordinator, Todd Parker, at 360-427-9670 ext. 293 or

Information on the Mason County Housing Authority and Section 8 Vouchers can be found here: Mason County Housing Authority