The Yakima Housing Authority (YHA) is dedicated to providing high quality, affordable housing for all persons. Each of our developments is a special place, reflecting the rich diversity in the experiences and backgrounds of our residents and the surrounding neighborhoods.
We welcome people from many walks of life and work diligently to create positive living environments to enhance the quality of life for our residents.
In addition to YHA's Family Housing programs, we have many other programs available to moderate income persons, including working families and the elderly.
Our mission is “Building Stronger Communities Through our Commitment to Safe and Affordable Housing”
Our vision is “To Be the Premier Affordable Housing Provider in the Communities We Serve Within Five Years”
To enforce social distancing due to COVID-19, the YHA office is closed to the public until further notice.
Public Hearing Meeting:
A public hearing for the proposed Moving to Work (MTW) Draft Plan for the Yakima Housing Authority (YHA) will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. (PST).
This meeting will be held virtually via the Zoom platform. For more information about how to attend the public hearing meeting on the proposed Moving To Work (MTW) Draft Plan, please contact MTW@yakimahousing.org or call 509-453-3106. If translation and/or interpreter services are needed, please contact the Yakima Housing Authority at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. You can find a copy of the proposed plan by clicking the link below. The plan was prepared in accordance with HUD PIH Notice 2021-03.
Public Comment Period:
YHA is requesting public comment on the proposed Moving to Work Plan (Landlord Incentives Cohort 4). If you are unable to attend the public hearing and want to submit written comments on the plan, please submit them to MTW@yakimahousing.org. You may provide comments, recommendations, and questions regarding ideas to increase landlord participation. Public comment on the plan will be accepted from September 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021.
YHA is planning to hold two separate virtual sessions with our Housing Choice
Voucher (HCV) participants, Project-Based Voucher (PBV) participants and program stakeholders to help us develop proposed landlord incentives, rent and program flexibility proposal to HUD. YHA hosted virtual MTW resident/participant meetings on Monday, August 23, 2021.
For additional information about HUD’s Moving To Work program, please visit the following websites:
The Yakima Housing Authority would like to inform the Yakima Community that construction of the new 41-unit Chuck Austin Place, located at the former Marine Armory at 1703 Tahoma Ave in Yakima, has navigated past the regulatory issues that caused a delay. Due to the perseverance and commitment from YHA’s partners, construction will begin July 6th and completion of veteran service center, Yakima Neighborhood Health dental clinic and 41 apartments for homeless veterans is expected by August 2021. YHA appreciates the continued support from the community for this much needed housing.
The Yakima Housing Authority (YHA) plans to accept applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program online starting on 01/01/2021 at 12:01 a.m. and ending 01/31/2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Application Period). Please click the following link to view the full announcement: 2021 Section 8 Lottery English, 2021 Section 8 Lottery Spanish
Proclamation to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington State and to protect our most vulnerable population, it is necessary to limit person to person contact through social distancing and limiting the number of people who may gather in one location
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