Spokane Housing Authority
W. 55 Mission, Suite 104
Spokane, WA 99201-2398
(509) 328-2953
Fax (509) 327-5246
E-Mail: sphouse@tincan.org

The Spokane Housing Authority is dedicated to increasing safe, affordable housing and providing opportunities for persons experiencing barriers to housing in Spokane, Stevens, Pend Oreille and Whitman Counties. The SHA accomplishes this mission through a broad range of programs and activities.

"Tenant-based" rental assistance programs, serving over 2,800 families

  1. the Section 8 Existing Certificate and Voucher program,
  2. City and County HOME, 2-year assistance programs,
  3. the HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids) program.

"Project-based" rental assistance programs

  1. the SHA's Public Housing program, which serves 125 very low income families
  2. SRO (Single Room Occupancy) Housing for homeless single adults,
  3. an SHA-owned 14-unit mixed-income housing complex,
  4. a six-unit pregnant and parenting teen complex.

Additional housing opportunities for people of low income

Tenant empowerment


HOUSING ASSISTANCE APPLICATION PLEASE NOTE: THE SPOKANE HOUSING AUTHORITY HAS NO EMERGENCY HOUSING PROGRAMS. WAITING LISTS EXIST FOR ALL RENTAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE AND UNITS.

SECTION 8
Rental Housing Certificates and Vouchers for Rent Subsidy in Privately Owned Rental Housing.
LONG WAITING LIST.
Waiting List is CLOSED except for persons/families in high preference categories. Complex Preference System. Two-step application process, one to get on the Waiting List and one for selection from the list.
PUBLIC HOUSING
Subsidized Rental Housing Owned and Managed by the Housing Authority.
OPEN WAITING LIST.
Shorter wait for 1 & 2 bedroom apartments for elderly and disabled tenants at 108 S. Jefferson (Security, Social Room, Laundry, etc.) Longer wait for 2, 3, & 4 bedroom houses for larger families. All households qualifying for a federal preference accepted before those without preference status. Screening process examines both eligibility and suitability.
COURT VIEW APARTMENTS
Non-subsidized; Rent Range: $285 to $325; Mixed Income Apartments Complex.
SHORT WAITING LIST.

Fourteen 1 & 2 bedroom units located at 1217 N. Madison. Screening similar to that of Public Housing. Ask for Court View Application.

SRO MOD REHAB
Subsidized Apartments in Downtown Spokane for Homeless Single Persons without children. Apartments have been recently remodeled. Social Services Available to all Tenants.
SHORT WAITING LIST.
Ask for the SRO Program Application.
NEWARK APARTMENTS
Low-cost Loft Apartments for Emancipated, Pregnant and Parenting Teens Between the Ages of 16 and 18.
See Your DSHS Social Worker for Application.
CITY HOME
Rent Subsidy in Privately owned Housing within the Spokane City Limits.
HOME Short waiting list. Comprised of recent SHA applicants who have a Federal Preference. Preference for the elderly, disabled, minority-head of household, and families with 4+ members with 2 children under the age of 18, SAFAH, and the chronically mentally ill.
COUNTY HOME
Rent Subsidy in Privately Owned Rental Housing in Spokane County (Outside Spokane City Limits).
HOME Waiting List Comprised of recent SHA applicants who have a Federal Preference. Preference for disabled, handicapped, elderly terminally ill, families with earned income (more than 50% of family's income from wages), families living in transitional housing and eligible for SAFAH assistance, and families with 4+ members, with at least 2 children under the age of 18.
HOPWA
Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS. Rent Subsidy in private, Rental housing.
Provides short and long term rental assistance, utility, deposit and mortgage assistance for persons with HIV/AIDS in 12 eastern WA counties.

This page maintained by Laura Garrison at Spokane Housing Authoritysphouse@tincan.org