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”
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
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.
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