The Yakima Housing Authority (YHA) offers affordable housing through a variety of programs. Each program is designed to meet the needs of our community.
Housing for Families
YHA offers two housing programs for low income families. The first is our Public Housing/Low Rent Program which has 150 units at scattered sites across Yakima. Rent is determined based on family income.
The second program is our Housing Choice Vouchers – Section 8 Program. Eligible families will receive rental assistance and can rent from any landlord that accepts Section 8 vouchers. Unit size and maximum rent limits apply. Search for available units here
Housing for the Homeless
YHA subsidizes 75 units located throughout Yakima County specifically set aside for individuals and families that qualify as homeless. YHA has partnered with several not-for profit organizations which allow eligible tenants to receive assistance with health care, substance abuse and job training.
Housing for Veterans
YHA offers a Section 8 Voucher Program specifically for Veterans who also qualify as homeless under the Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing Program (VASH).
In connection with this program, YHA also offers assistance with landlord security deposits and utility deposits.
Housing for Farmworkers
YHA owns and manages 173 units throughout Yakima County which are set aside for farmworkers and their families. Reduced rents and rental assistance may be available.
Housing for the Elderly
YHA owns and manages a 38-unit apartment building in Yakima for the elderly. In order to qualify for the one-bedroom units, the individual and his or her spouse must be 62 or older.
Housing for the Disabled
YHA offers a Section 8 Voucher Program specifically for Non-Elderly Disabled Individuals through the NED Voucher Program.
Please use the map below to see where we offer housing in Yakima County.