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

About Us

About Us

Additional Information

Housing Authority of the City of Yakima (YHA) is a corporate body created by Resolution No. D-1575 in 1977 by the City of Yakima.  The City of Yakima created YHA per Washington State Revised Code Chapter 35.82.  YHA was created to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing for low- and moderate-income residents of the City of Yakima, Washington.  YHA administers multiple U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs that fund many key services we provide.

Statement of Equity

The Yakima Housing Authority is a diverse organization with a deep commitment to our community and the families we serve.  This is encapsulated in the Housing Authority’s mission “building stronger communities through our commitment to safe and affordable housing”.  The mission cannot be achieved without strong partnerships with our community, businesses and being free from discrimination.  The Housing Authority is committed to treating its families fairly, efficiently, and respectfully and ensuring that all our community has equal access to our housing and housing programs.  The Housing Authority strives to improve its services by providing ongoing staff training, monitoring staffing levels and hiring practices, conducting regular surveys and by reviewing established processes and policies from an equity and diversity perspective. The Housing Authority values diversity and commits to safe and affordable housing that is free from discrimination.

Our Board

YHA’s five-member Board of Commissioners is appointed by the Yakima City Council.  Our Board of Commissioners includes:

Bob Ponti
Chairperson 

Linda Orozco
Commissioner 

Nick Marquez
Commissioner

Gary Hudson
Vice-Chairperson

Christine Goodwin
Commissioner

Lowel Krueger
Secretary for the Board and Executive Director

YHA’s board meetings are held at our main office at 810 North 6th Ave., Yakima, WA  98902 on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Report, Plans and Budget

 

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