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.

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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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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.


Section 8 Lottery Waiting List 2019

***NOW OPEN***

Yakima Housing Authority (YHA) plans to accept applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program on-line starting on 01/01/19 at 12:01a.m. and ending 01/31/19 at 11:59p.m. (Application Period). During the Application Period, you can access the on-line application through our Web site and enter an application at any time of day or night. YHA will accept only a single application from any one household, so submitting multiple applications will not increase your chances of receiving a voucher. Only the last application you submit will be considered.

YHA anticipates receiving far more applications for vouchers than we will be able to issue in any reasonable period of time. So in order to be fair and consistent with Federal law, YHA plans to process the Section 8 applications received using a lottery. The lottery means that, after all the applications are received, we will use a computer to randomly select 100 applications to be placed on our Section 8 waiting list. Applicants selected in the lottery are NOT guaranteed a voucher. Being selected by the lottery only means that the selected applications will be placed on the waiting list. Once on the waiting list, you may receive an offer for a voucher, but only if you are eligible for subsidized housing under Federal law and only if vouchers become available through this agency in the near future.


2018 Section 8 Waiting List Lottery

The 100 application confirmation numbers selected for 2018 are now available. Please click on Section 8 Lottery Listing to view randomly selected numbers.


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