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 1262
Total Units 1262

Impact

Veterans Served (VASH) 78
RAD Units 150

Latest News

4.20.22 Members Making News
From the Yakima Herald: The city of Yakima has added a new data point for tracking long-term housing progress in Yakima: completed units. “One piece of data that was discussed during the Housing Action Plan process last year was tracking not just permits issued, but permits completed,”...
1.28.22 Members Making News, CLPHA Member Update
On January 27 HUD announced their selection of agencies for Cohort 3 of MTW expansion. Cohort 3 consists of mid and large-sized PHAs and will be charged with evaluating landlord incentives and their impact on participation in the Housing Choice Voucher program. CLPHA congratulates our...
11.17.21 Members Making News
From the Yakima Herald: The 246th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps was the perfect day to honor Chuck Austin and the veterans housing facility that bears his name in Yakima. More than 100 veterans, elected officials and representatives of companies that built the Chuck Austin Place Veteran...
4.7.21 Members Making News
From the Yakima Herald: In 2016, when interested parties first floated the idea of a veterans housing project at the old Marine Corps Reserve armory in Yakima, they knew it would take years. But they also were confident that time and toil spent on the project would pay off. Veterans were worth the...
3.10.21 Members Making News
From the Yakima Herald: Construction of the Chuck Austin Place — a veterans housing project and service hub in Yakima — is on track for summer completion. Apartments have been built and work continues to transform an old armory into additional housing and a center where medical, dental...
1.13.21 Members Making News
From the Yakima Herald: Justice Housing Yakima has taken another step in building Cottage Hill Village, a tiny homes project to house the homeless. And the Yakima Housing Authority is helping make it happen. Two years ago, Justice Housing agreed to buy 3.34 acres near Milroy Park to build...
1.8.20 Members Making News
On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the...
11.22.19 Members Making News, CLPHA Member Update
HUD has announced $99 million in new Mainstream Voucher awards to 285 PHAs including 26 CLPHA members, who received $25.9 million and a combined 2,462 vouchers. CLPHA advocated for larger award amounts in the second competition and we are pleased to see there have been increased allocations of up...
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...

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