HA City of Yakima
810 N 6th Avenue, Yakima, Washington 98902

509-453-3106

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The HA City of Yakima 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, HA City of Yakima 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 HA City of Yakima between Public Housing Units (17%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (83%) to that of all housing authorities in Washington, HA City of Yakima 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, HA City of Yakima scored an average of 94 points. 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.

HA City of Yakima 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.

HA City of Yakima manages 1 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 69. The scores for properties managed by HA City of Yakima range from a high of 69 to a low of 69.

HA City of Yakima 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. Scattered Sites has a passing score.
Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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2

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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