Notice of Public Hearing: SHA’s Proposed 2024 Annual Plan, MTW Supplement, and FSS Plan

2024 Annual Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan & Moving to Work (MTW) Supplement

Spokane Housing Authority has completed a draft the 2024 PHA Annual Plan, including the Moving to Work Supplement and FSS Action Plan.

A copy of the plans are available starting on August 10, 2023 for review at www.spokanehousing.org or during regular business hours at: 25 W. Nora Ave., Spokane.

Public Comments may be submitted by September 25, 2023 at noon, in writing to: “Plan Comments – SHA”, 25 W. Nora Ave, Spokane, WA 99205; by FAX to (509) 323-2364; by email to: [email protected]; or at the scheduled Public Hearing.

Join our public hearing:

The Spokane Housing Authority invites SHA clients, residents, landlords, and the general public to attend a PUBLIC HEARING ON the above noted items on September 25th at 3:30 P.M. at 25 W. Nora Ave., Spokane.

Free Parking and accessibility for the disabled is available; call 509-252-7125 if you or a family member needs to request a reasonable accommodation.

 

 

Notice of Waiting List Opening For Project Based Voucher Program Units

On April 27th at 8:00 am, the Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) will open their Permanent Supportive Housing Waiting List for the following project-based voucher (PBV) units located at the following projects:

  • Buder Haven – 201 E 2nd Ave, Spokane, 99202. 21 – studio units; 19 – one bedroom units.
  • Donna Hansen Haven – 24 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, 99201. 25 – studio units; 25 – one bedroom units.
  • Gonzaga Haven – 2828 N Nevada St, Spokane, WA 99207. 13 – one bedroom units; 18 – two bedroom units; 5 – three bedroom units.
  • Holy Names – 1935 N Holy Names Ct, Spokane, WA 99224. 10 – one bedroom units; 30 – two bedroom units; 17 – three bedroom units.
  • Hope House 1.0 – 111 W 3rd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201. 14 – studio units; 5 – one bedroom units.
  • Hope House 2.0 – 318 S Adams St, Spokane, WA 99201. 60 – studio units. Accessible.
  • Jacklin Haven – 170 S Division St, Spokane, WA 99202. 21 – studio units; 24 – 1 bedroom units. Accessible.
  • Marilee – 217 E 2nd Ave, Spokane, 99202. 21 – studio units; 19 – one bedroom units.
  • Mother Teresa Haven – 1920 N Holy Names Ct, Spokane, WA 99224. 17 – two bedroom units; 23 – three bedroom units.
  • Schweitzer Haven – 9 E 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99202. 21 – studio units; 24 – one bedroom units. Accessible.
  • Sinto Commons – 509 W Sinto Ave, Spokane, WA 99201. 3 – studio units; 6 – one bedroom units; 12 – two bedroom units; 1 – three bedroom unit. Accessible.
  • Transitions Homeyard Cottages – 2176 W Fairview Ave, Spokane, WA 99205. 4 – studio units, 3 – one bedroom units; 9 – two bedroom units; 3 – three bedroom units.

Please keep in mind that certain eligibility requirements apply, you can find these criteria on our website at www.spokanehousing.org/psh, including meeting the required chronically homeless or homeless status for the project and targeted funding criteria as applicable to the unit available.

You can access the Pre-Application for the Permanent Supportive Housing Waiting List on our website at  www.spokanehousing.org/psh or at 25 W. Nora Ave., Spokane, WA 99205.  You may also visit each location’s leasing office at the addresses above, contact the office at (509) 328-2953 for information on how to apply, or email SHA Customer Service at [email protected] for assistance.

This waiting list will remain open.

Notice of Waiting List Opening For Project Based Voucher Program Units

On January 25th, 2023 at 8:00 am, the Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) will open the waiting lists for the following project based voucher (PBV) units located at the following projects:

  • Arrowleaf Village 380 S. Aspen St., Airway Heights, WA; 4 1-bedroom, 4 2-bedroom; 1 3-bedroom; Accessible
  • Bel Franklin 225 N Division, Spokane, WA; 7-Studios; 1 1-bedroom
  • Casas Salvadas 1024 W Boone., Spokane, WA; 1 2-bedroom; Not accessible
  • Cedar West 4018 W Rowan, Spokane, WA; 24 1-bedroom; 17 2-bedroom; Accessible
  • Clare View 3202 S Palouse HWY; Spokane, WA 99223 (55+/HOH Disabled Preference); 7 1-bedroom; Accessible
  • Homeyard Cottages (Households w/Dependents/Homeless Preference); 4 Studio; 3 1-bedroom; 9 2-bedroom; 3 3-bedroom
  • Sharon Lord 1203 N Madison; Spokane, WA; 4 2-bedrooms; Not Accessible
  • Summit View 820 N. Summit Blvd., Spokane, WA; 5 1-bedroom; 16 2-bedroom; 5 3-bedroom; Not Accessible
  • Parsons, 108 S. Jefferson Street, Spokane, WA; 46 1-bedroom; 4 2-bedroom; Accessible
  • Walnut Corners; 1423 W Broadway/1403 W Mallon; Spokane, WA; 17 1-bedroom; 9 2-bedroom; 2 3-bedroom; Accessible

Please keep in mind that certain eligibility requirements apply, you can find these criteria on our website at www.spokanehousing.org.

You can access the Pre-Application for all above properties:

  • Directly at this link
  • At 25 W. Nora Ave., Spokane, WA 99205
  • At the property’s location and visiting the property’s leasing office at the addresses above
  • By contacting the SHA office at (509) 328-2953 for information on how to apply
  • By emailing SHA Customer Service at [email protected] for assistance

The waiting list will close on February 3rd at 11:59pm.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – Spokane Housing Authority’s (SHA) Amended 5-Year Plan, Amended 2023 Annual Plan, and 2023 Moving to Work (MTW) Supplement

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Spokane Housing Authority’s (SHA) Amended 5-Year Plan, Amended 2023 Annual Plan, and 2023 Moving to Work (MTW) Supplement is available for public review and comments.

Please see the notice below for more information on the proposed changes and how you can get involved in shaping the future of SHA.

As of  January 12, 2023,  the draft plan is available for review online at spokanehousing.org  and through a  link on  SHA’s  Facebook page.  For more information on  SHA’s  Moving  To  Work demonstration program,  please visit spokanehousing.org/mtw.

DOCUMENTS FOR REVIEW

5 Year Public Housing Authority Plan (Draft)

Amended 2023 Annual Public Housing Authority Plan (Draft)
Moving to Work Supplement

SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

Public comments will be accepted until  Noon local time on  Monday, February 27, 2023. To  provide  public  comments  online,  please  visit  spokanehousing.org/mtw  and  fill out  the  “SHA  Speaks  Feedback  Online  Form.”  Written comments can also be sent electronically via email to  [email protected]  or by fax to  (509) 323-2364. Written comments can also be dropped off to ATTN: SHA Public Comment, 25 W. Nora Ave. Spokane, WA 99205.

ATTEND A PUBLIC HEARING

Comments can also be provided live at the public hearing during  SHA’s  Board  Meeting on  Monday, February  27, 2023, at 3:30 P.M.

SHA  invites all clients,  tenants,  landlords,  and the general public to attend the hearing either in-person at the  SHA  Board  Room  (25  W.  Nora  Ave.,  Spokane, WA 99205), virtually via  Microsoft  Teams  (meeting link available on Monday, January 23, 2023)  or via conference call  [dial  (509)  703-5933  and enter  ID: 277903359# ].

SHA  provides free onsite parking and accessible parking spaces for people with disabilities  (25  W.  Nora  Ave.,  Spokane,  WA  99205).  To request a reasonable accommodation for a  disability,  please call  (509)  252-7125  or email [email protected]  at least  48  hours in advance of the posted meeting date and time.

Notice of Public Posting and Hearing: HCV Administrative Plan Revisions – Draft January 2023

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Administrative Plan Revisions

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Spokane Housing Authority Board of Commissioners invites SHA clients, residents, landlords, and the general public to attend a PUBLIC HEARING on a revised draft of SHA’s HCV Administrative Plan on January 23rd, 2023 at 3:30 P.M. at 25 W. Nora Ave., Spokane.

A copy of the plan is available starting on 11/18/2022 for review at www.spokanehousing.org.

Public Comments may be submitted in writing to:

  • By mail to “HCV Admin Plan Comments – SHA”, 25 W. Nora Ave, Spokane, WA 99205
  • By FAX to (509) 323-2364
  • By email to [email protected]
  • Or at the scheduled Public Hearing

Free Parking and accessibility for the disabled is available. If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend this meeting, please contact Amanda at 509-252-7125 or [email protected].

Community Housing Stability Survey

RENTERS, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We want to know what tenants need across Spokane and Spokane County.

Are you facing eviction?

Do you need rental assistance?

Is your rent rising?

Click this link to Take Our 5 Minute Survey so that community leaders and organizations can better support your needs.  You can also scan the QR code to go to the survey from your mobile device:

Enter to win a $50 gas or grocery gift card!

Click this link to download the Housing Survey Flyer.

Notice of Waiting List Openings For Project Based Voucher Program Units

As of November 2nd, 2022 at 8:00 am, the Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) will open the waiting lists for the following project based voucher (PBV) units located at the following projects:

  • Agnes Kehoe Place 5313 N. Regal, Spokane, WA, 25 1-bedrooms; Accessible
  • Alexandria Apartments 623 S. Howard, Spokane, WA; 4 1-bedrooms; 1 2 bedrooms; Not Accessible
  • Arrowleaf Village 380 S. Aspen St., Airway Heights, WA; 4 1-bedroom, 4 2-bedroom; 1 3-bedroom; Accessible
  • Casas Salvadas 1314 W Maxwell Ave., Spokane, WA; 1 1-bedroom; 1 3-bedroom; Not accessible
  • Casas Salvadas 1420 N. Post, Spokane, WA; 1 1-bedroom; Accessible
  • Pearl on Adams 173 S. Adams St., Spokane, WA; 19 1-bedroom; Accessible
  • Summit View 820 N. Summit Blvd., Spokane, WA; 5 1-bedroom; 16 2-bedroom; 5 3-bedroom; Not accessible
  • Parsons, 108 S. Jefferson Street, Spokane, WA; 46 1-bedroom; 4 2-bedroom; Accessible

Please keep in mind that certain eligibility requirements apply, you can find these criteria on our website at www.spokanehousing.org.

You can access the Pre-Application for all above properties:

  • Directly on our website at www.spokanehousing.org
  • At 25 W. Nora Ave., Spokane, WA 99205
  • At the property’s location and visiting the property’s leasing office at the addresses above
  • By contacting the SHA office at (509) 328-2953 for information on how to apply
  • By emailing SHA Customer Service at [email protected] for assistance

The waiting list will close on November 20th at 11:59pm.

Spokane Housing Authority Executive Director Awarded NAHRO Fellowship

Spokane Housing Authority Executive Director Awarded NAHRO Fellowship

(Spokane, WA – October 12, 2022) – The Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) is honored to announce its Executive Director, Pamela Parr, has been named a 2022 Fellow by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Parr is one of just seven selected nationwide for the fellowship, which recognizes housing professionals’ achievements and actions to improve housing within their community.

Parr was officially recognized during NAHRO’s 2022 National Conference, which took place September 22-24 in San Diego, California. She joins an esteemed group of 40 NAHRO Fellows awarded since the inception of the Fellows Program in 2007. The Fellowship Program was established to honor NAHRO members for their accumulated wisdom and demonstrated mastery in the field.

Fellowship nominees are evaluated based on achievements and sustained contributions in policy, practice, education and training, mentoring, governance, research, and volunteerism. NAHRO Fellows serve as mentors and impart their knowledge to leaders of public housing agencies (PHAs) across the US. Fellows also play an important role in steering NAHRO membership development, conferences, and other program activities.

Pamela Parr states, “It’s an honor to be selected by my colleagues to join this respected group of mentors at the forefront of housing innovation. At SHA we work to cultivate excellence in all that we do; through new staff training, collaboration with local partners, or expanding services and housing supply. This fellowship recognizes SHA’s impact in our community and nationwide.”

Established in 1933, NAHRO is a membership organization of more than 19,500 housing and community development providers and professionals throughout the US. NAHRO members create and manage affordable housing for low- and middle-income families and support vibrant communities to enhance the quality of life for all. NAHRO members administer more than 3 million homes for more than 8 million people nationwide.

Link to the Press Release

Board of Commissioners Position: Volunteer Wanted

Board of Commissioners Position

VOLUNTEER WANTED

THE CITY OF SPOKANE VALLEY ANNOUNCES

COMMITTEE OPENING

SPOKANE HOUSING AUTHORITY

There is one position available on this committee. Annually, the Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) provides housing assistance to over 6,200 families of low income through a combination of tenant-based rental assistance, project-based rental assistance, and SHA-managed apartment communities. Monthly meetings are generally held 3:30 p.m. the 4th Monday of the month at the 25 W Nora Avenue, Spokane, unless otherwise announced. Applicants must either work or reside within the Spokane Valley City limits. If you or someone you know is interested in serving on this committee, please submit your application to Spokane Valley City Clerk Chris Bainbridge no later than 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2022. Applications can be found on the City’s website at www.spokanevalley.org/volunteer or by calling Chris Bainbridge, at 509-720-5102. The tentative date of this appointment is November 2022, during a regular Spokane Valley Council meeting. Terms are for five years.

Notice of Public Posting and Hearing: SHA’s Proposed 2023 Annual Plan and MTW Supplement

The Spokane Housing Authority’s (SHA’s) draft 2023 Annual Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan & Moving to Work (MTW) Supplement is now available for public review and comments. Please see the notice below for more information on the proposed changes and how you can get involved in shaping the future of SHA.

ABOUT THE DRAFT

As a new MTW agency effective January 1, 2023, the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) requires that SHA submit the Annual PHA Plan as well as an MTW Supplement, which includes additional attachments and supporting documentation. In accordance with HUD public process requirements and MTW communication best practices, SHA aligned proposed changes into a streamlined version for public review. This easy-to-read version includes the proposed Annual Plan, draft MTW Supplement, and all other required attachments and information.

As of August 28, 2022, the draft plan is available for review online at spokanehousing.org and through a link on SHA’s Facebook page. For more information on SHA’s Moving To Work demonstration program, please visit spokanehousing.org/mtw.

Following a period of public comment and public hearing, a final draft will be submitted to HUD by October 15, 2022, for an effective date of January 1, 2023.

SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

Public comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. SHA welcomes your feedback and now provides multiple ways to share comments and make your voice heard.

To provide public comments online, please visit spokanehousing.org and fill out the “SHA Speaks Feedback Online Form.” Written comments can also be sent electronically via email to [email protected] or by fax to (509) 323-2364. You may also drop off written comments to the following address:

ATTN: SHA Public Comment
25 W. Nora Ave.
Spokane, WA 99205

ATTEND A PUBLIC HEARING

You can also give your comments live at the public hearing on SHA’s 2023 Annual Plan & MTW Supplement during SHA’s Special Board Meeting on Wednesday October 12, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. (please visit the Special Board Meeting’s Event page at spokanehousing.org).

SHA invites all clients, tenants, landlords, and the general public to attend the hearing either in-person at the SHA Board Room (25 W. Nora Ave., Spokane, WA 99205), virtually via Microsoft Teams (meeting link available at spokanehousing.org) or via conference call [dial (509) 703-5933 and enter Conference ID# (available on the Special Board Meeting’s Event page at spokanehousing.org)].

SHA provides free onsite parking and accessible parking spaces for people with disabilities (25 W. Nora Ave., Spokane, WA 99205). To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call (509) 252-7125 or email [email protected] up to 48 hours in advance of the posted meeting date and time.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions on SHA’s draft 2023 Annual Plan & MTW Supplement or the upcoming public hearing, please contact SHA Policy Analyst, Meghan Regis at [email protected] or (509) 252-7107.