Spokane Housing Authority Acquires Land for Affordable Housing Development in Spokane Valley

(Spokane, WA – March 28, 2024) – The Spokane Housing Authority (SHA), a leading organization dedicated to facilitating access to affordable housing across six Eastern Washington counties, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a vacant seven-acre lot located at 10003 E 4th Avenue in Spokane Valley. Nestled in between Appleway Court and Appleway Terrace, this strategic acquisition marks a significant step forward in addressing the critical need for affordable housing.

With a firm commitment to expand affordable housing options, SHA intends to collaborate with a for-profit partner to develop the site into a vibrant residential community catering to households with incomes at or below 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). This initiative aligns with SHA’s mission to provide safe, secure, and affordable housing solutions for our community.

Units will be income-restricted to ensure affordability, with rent prices set at levels to enable households to thrive economically.  In addition to providing much-needed housing, SHA is exploring the feasibility of incorporating a childcare or early learning facility within the development.

“Our acquisition of the Appleway site underscores our dedication to creating inclusive and sustainable communities where individuals, seniors and families of diverse backgrounds can thrive,” said Pam Parr, Executive Director of SHA. “By leveraging partnerships and innovative approaches, we aim to address the diverse needs of our community and enhance accessibility to essential services.”

Construction on the project is scheduled to commence in fall 2025, with completion anticipated in spring 2027. SHA is dedicated to ensuring that the development process is conducted with transparency, accountability, and community input every step of the way.

To follow the development of the Appleway Site and for more information about Spokane Housing Authority, follow them on Facebook or visit their website at www.spokanehousing.org.

Notice of Waiting List Opening For Project Based Voucher Program Units

On March 25, 2024, 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:

  • 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 2-bedroom; 1 3-bedroom; Accessible
  • Beloved Sunset Apartments, 2804 W 7th Ave., Spokane, WA; 11 2-bedroom; Not Accessible
  • Casas Salvadas, 1314 W Maxwell Ave., Spokane, WA; 1 3-bedroom; Not Accessible
  • Casas Salvadas, 1024 W Boone Ave., Spokane, WA; 1-2 bedroom; Not Accessible
  • Summit View, 820 N Summit Blvd., Spokane, WA; 16 2-bedroom; 5 3-bedroom; Not Accessible
  • Cedar West, 4018 W Rowan Ave., Spokane, WA; 17 2-bedroom; Not Accessible
  • Sharon Lord Apartments, 1203-1207 N Madison Street, Spokane, WA; 4 2-bedroom; Accessible
  • Walnut Corners, 1403 W Mallon St., Spokane, WA; 9 2-bedroom; 2 3-bedroom; Accessible
  • Parsons, 108 S. Jefferson St., Spokane, WA; 4 2-bedroom; Accessible
  • Clare View Senior Housing (55+), 3202 E 44th Ave, 26 2-bedroom; Accessible

Please keep in mind that certain eligibility requirements apply, you can find these criteria on our website at www.spokanehousing.org. CERTAIN BEDROOM SIZES REQUIRE A MINIUM NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS (for example, if you are a 3-person household, you would qualify for a 2-bedroom unit). Reasonable Accommodations can be submitted if a household has a disability that would require their own separate bedroom (for example, you are a two-person household but each of you require your own separate bedroom—both household members would need to provide documentation showing that because of a disability, you each require your own separate bedroom).

On March 25, 2024, you can access the Pre-Application for all above properties directly on our website at  www.spokanehousing.org; or at 25 W. Nora Ave., Spokane, WA 99205.  You may also visit each location’s leasing office at the addresses above; or 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 close on March 29th at 11:59 PM.

 

TECHNICAL CORRECTION Posted 3/21/2024

The waiting lists opening are named and include the properties according to the Housing Choice Voucher Administration Plan:

  • Elderly/Disabled Projects
    • Parsons Apartments
  • Projects Designated as 55+ Projects
    • Clare View
  • All Other PBV Projects
    • Agnes Kehoe Place
    • Alexandria House
    • Arrowleaf Village
    • Bel Franklin
    • Beloved Sunset
    • Casa Salvadas
    • Carlyle
    • Cedar West
    • Elm Street
    • Father Bach Haven
    • Highland Village I
    • Newark
    • Market Street Station
    • Pearl on Adams
    • Sharon Lord
    • Summit View
    • Walnut Corners

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