Yakima Housing Authority
810 N 6th Avenue
Yakima, Yakima County, WA

509-453-3106 http://www.yakimahousing.org/housing_authority/

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Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Yakima Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Yakima Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


This housing authority offers thirteen public housing apartment communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 810 North 6th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 12:30pm and 5:30pm.

Once the paper application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.yakimahousing.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 509-453-3106, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 12:30pm and 5:30pm.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Yakima Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 150 affordable rental units. It also administers 720 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Yakima Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Yakima Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (17%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (83%) to that of all housing authorities in Washington, Yakima Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Washington.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Yakima Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 85 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Washington is 79.80.

Yakima Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Washington housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Yakima Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 69. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Scattered Sites has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Yakima Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 2/29/12 Plan
2011 3/2/11 Plan
2010 3/25/10 Plan
2009 3/31/09 Plan
2008 2/21/08 Plan
2007 3/8/07 Plan
2006 3/28/06 Plan
2005 3/25/05 Plan
2004 4/5/04 Plan
2003 4/8/03 Plan
2002 3/8/02 Plan
2001 3/13/01 Plan
2000 5/19/00 Plan

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Public Housing Projects

150

Public Housing Units

720

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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