To enforce social distancing due to COVID-19, the YHA office is closed to the public until further notice.


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.

Committed to Safe and Affordable Housing

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”

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Proclamation BY THE GOVERNOR

 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

Governor Inslee extends Safe Start proclamation, eviction moratorium

Extending and amending proclamations 20-05 and 20-19, et seq, 20-19.3 Evictions and Related Housing Practices



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 Press Release - Chuck Austin Place

 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.


2020 Section 8 Wait List Lottery Selection


We received close to 700 applications in one month and if your confirmation number matches one of the confirmation numbers listed in 2020 Lottery Selection, then your name was one of the 200 names that were randomly selected to be placed on the Section 8 wait list.  Placement on the wait list does not indicate that you are eligible for assistance.  A final determination of eligibility will be made when your name is selected from the wait list and before issuance of the voucher.

Applications will be placed on the wait list according to any preference(s) for which they qualify.  For the purpose of priority for admission, the YHA will provide for a local preference for persons who reside in the jurisdictional area of Yakima and Kittitas County where YHA operates the program, over families that do not reside or work within the jurisdictional area.

In addition, per 24 CFR 982.201(b)(2), at least 75% of the families who are admitted to YHA’s Section 8 program must be extremely low-income.  Extremely low-income families are those with incomes at or below 30% of the area median income or the poverty level as determined by HUD. YHA may skip non-extremely low-income families to satisfy this requirement.

As Section 8 vouchers are expected to become available, YHA will select eligible applicants from the wait list in order to begin the eligibility determination.  Please remember it is essential that we are notified in writing if there is a mailing address or telephone number change, as well as change in income.  It helps to provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number on any mail sent to us.


2020 Section 8 Lottery Waiting List Notification

The Yakima Housing Authority (YHA) plans to accept applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program online starting on 01/01/20 at 12:01 a.m. and ending 01/31/20 at 11:59 p.m. (Application Period). Please click the following link to view the full announcement: 2020 Section 8 Lottery Waiting List Notification


2019 Section 8 Lottery Waiting List

The 100 application confirmation numbers selected for 2019 are now available. Please click on Section 8 Lottery Listing to view randomly selected numbers.


Valley Seven (Farmers Home) Program

The Yakima Housing Authority currently has vacancies in the USDA Rural Development Program. 


We have clean and affordable housing available in the Lower Valley (Toppenish, Granger), Upper Valley (Cowiche, Tieton), and Yakima. We currently have 1-5 bedroom units available.  We also have handicap accessible units available if you qualify.

Are you a low income family? Do you earn a minimum of $4,583 of domestic agricultural income and are a U.S. citizen or have legal status?

If you answered “YES” to the questions above, the Yakima Housing Authority may be able to help you with your housing needs!

Anyone eligible may apply!

For additional information or questions regarding the Valley Seven (Farmers Home) program, please contact Georgina at (509) 453-3106 ext 110.

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