Authorized by and Date: Authorized by Spokane City Council (RCW 35.82) on May, 26, 1972.
Mission Statement/Purpose: The Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) is a public body, corporate and politic of the State of Washington. Its physical boundaries originally included the City of Spokane and five miles beyond those boundaries. It now serves, through a variety of cooperation agreements, all of the unincorporated Spokane County and the most of the incorporated municipalities within the County. SHA also provides rental assistance in Lincoln, Stevens, Pend Oreille and Whitman Counties and functions as lead agency for a 12-County Eastern Washington housing program for persons with AIDS. While the SHA is not a part of Spokane City government, the Mayor of Spokane appoints its commission members. The state legislature has created housing authorities to ameliorate the shortage of safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations available at costs, which persons of low income can afford. The Authority may buy, build or lease housing by itself or in cooperation with the Federal Government to accomplish its objectives to supply decent, safe and sanitary housing in the community. Housing Authorities also have the capacity to issue tax-exempt bonds.
Meeting date, time and location: The Board meets the Fourth Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at the Offices of the SHA, 25 W. Nora Ave., Spokane, WA 99205, in the large conference room.
The Spokane Housing Authority Board is a seven member board, six of whom are appointed by the City of Spokane, City of Spokane Valley, and Spokane County. The seventh member is someone receiving services through SHA and is appointed by the standing Commissioners.
|Name||Committee||Occupation||Term Start||Term End|
|Keith James, City of Spokane Valley
|Development||Inland Group –
|Besse Bailey, Spokane County
|Finance||Mountain West Bank –
|Kai Nevala, City of Spokane
|Finance||Unify Community Health||07/10/2017||07/10/2022|
|Tes Sturges, City of Spokane Valley
|Amber Waldref, City of Spokane
|Policy||Government and Community Services||07/23/2018||07/23/2023|
|Scott Kerwein, Spokane County
|Development||Spokane Public Schools||08/21/2018||08/21/2023|
|Policy||Resident and Community Health Advocate||12/2016||03/15/2021|
Chief Financial Officer
Housing Development Director
Director of Property Management
Director of Rental Assistance Programs