Our Mission, Vision, Beliefs, and Leadership
SHA creates and sustains high quality affordable housing options that encourage individual prosperity and support healthy communities.
All community members have access to safe, healthy, and affordable homes.
SHA annually provides housing assistance to over 6,500 families of low income through a combination of tenant-based rental assistance, project-based rental assistance, and SHA-managed apartment communities.
Formed in 1972 by the City of Spokane, the Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) serves Spokane, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Ferry, and Whitman counties.
SHA is an independent public corporation. The majority of SHA’s funding is federal, through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Other income includes rent revenue and non-HUD public and private grants.
SHA is led by a seven-person Board of Commissioners. Under state housing authority law, housing authority Commissioners are appointed by local legislative bodies. Two of SHA’s Commissioners are appointed by Spokane County Commissioners, two by the Mayor of the City of Spokane, with confirmation by the Spokane City Council, and two by the Mayor of the City of Spokane Valley, with confirmation from the City of Spokane Valley City Council. One position is a client of our services and is appointed by all SHA commissioners.
SHA’s current board consists of the following Commissioners: