Yakima Housing Authority

Lowel Krueger, Executive Director
810 North 6th Avenue
Yakima, WA
(509) 453-3106
Innovations

The Yakima Housing Authority was recently honored by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) with the 2018 Award of Merit in Innovation for the Cosecha Court Housing Project.

The Yakima Housing Authority's (YHA) seasonal Farmworker housing, which was unused during the winter months, was used for a safe winter shelter for homeless families to meet a dire need that existed in the community.  YHA saw an innovative opportunity to provide temporary supportive housing to homeless families in the Yakima Valley.  YHA applied for waivers from funders to allow the project to be used during the winter months.  YHA partnered with two agencies, Yakima Neighborhood Health, and Northwest Community Action Center to place families and provide supportive services.

 

By The numbers

Vouchers 1027
Total Units 1027

Latest News

8.8.19 Members Making News
From the Yakima Herald-Republic: The transformation of the former Yakima Armory into housing for homeless and low-income veterans is underway after the Yakima Housing Authority broke ground on the long-awaited project Wednesday. Yakima Housing Authority Executive Director Lowel Krueger, U.S. Sen...
5.8.19 Members Making News
From KIMA-TV: Just hours before the end of the legislative session in Olympia, the state's capital budget passed, that includes funding for several projects here in the Yakima Valley. One of the projects is working to house homeless veterans. Local representatives secured $2.5 million to...
3.8.19 Members Making News
From KIMA-TV: Representative Dan Newhouse is in Yakima visiting the new veterans housing project and talking to local leaders about homelessness in the county. Newhouse toured the former US Marine Corpse Armory building on Tahoma Avenue that will be remodeled and have around 41 units to house...
3.8.19 Members Making News
From KIMA-TV: The new Yakima Veteran’s Housing project is being granted up to 150 – thousand dollars to install solar power in the new facility. Yakima Housing Authority is redeveloping a former Marine Corps Armory into a housing for homeless veterans and will be able to have solar power...
2.14.19 Members Making News
Congratulations to the 60 CLPHA members  who received grants through HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program! FSS grants help PHAs hire service coordinators who  connect residents with local programs and services. In HUD’s press release announcing the awards, Secretary...
2.7.19 Members Making News
Washington State lawmakers requested $2.55M from the state’s capital budget to help fund the Yakima Housing Authority’s proposed $17M conversion of a former Marine Corps Reserve armory into housing with supportive services for homeless veterans.
6.13.18 Members Making News
The Yakima Housing Authority will open seasonal housing for migrant farm workers this month. the Cosecha Courts 2 project will house 96 workers in the agriculture-rich Yakima Valley. 

Cosecha Court

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