Spokane Housing Authority Board

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, 55 W. Mission, in the large conference room.

Name Background Representing Date of Appointment Term Expires
Kai Nevala Health Clinic Director City of Spokane 07/10/2017 07/10/2022
Amber Waldref Director of the Zone Project, NE Community Center City of Spokane 07/23/2018 07/23/2023
Besse Bailey Lending, Mountain West Bank Spokane County 07/2014 03/15/2018
Keith James Development Manager, Inland Construction & Development Spokane Valley 10/09/2012 10/09/2017
Gretchen Campbell Medical / Nursing Spokane Valley 01/01/2015 12/31/2019
Larry Johnson Client of SHA services. Retired. Law Enforcement Volunteer. Client / all entities 12/13/2016 03/16/2021


55 W. Mission, Suite 104
Spokane, WA 99201


Pamela Tietz
Executive Director

Lori Hays
Chief Financial Officer

Brian Jennings
Housing Development Director

Cicely Bradley
Director of Property Management

Amanda Carpentier
HR Manager

Dave Scott
Director of Rental Assistance Programs

Kammi Smith
Legal Counsel