Yakima Housing Authority

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

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


Veterans Served (VASH) 78
RAD Units 150

Latest News

2.27.24 Members Making News
Over 1,500 child welfare-involved families and 600 eligible foster youth across Washington State will now have access to much-needed housing assistance thanks to a historic agreement between the Department of Children, Youth, and Families and a network of public housing authorities and housing non-...
4.18.23 CLPHA Member Update, Members Making News
18 Members Invited to Accept Stability Voucher Awards Today, HUD announced a second round of CoC grants and Stability Vouchers to communities to address unsheltered homelessness, adding to the first set of grant awards announced in February. The awards include $171.2 million in grants for 115...
9.27.22 Members Making News
From KNDO 23 News:  The city of Yakima will soon see a 54-unit affordable housing project on Fruitvale Boulevard after the Washington State Department of Commerce announced that the Yakima Housing Authority will receive $119,000 in funding. The money comes from the Housing Trust fund, which...
7.19.22 Members Making News
From Affordable Housing Finance: A group of affordable housing professionals is teaming for one last Hood to Coast relay race to reach the $1 million mark raised over its history. To hit that milestone, the Running for Shelter team needs to raise at least $100,000 this year. The...
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...

Cosecha Court

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