YHA – Chuck Austin Place
Yakima Housing Authority
Address: 1702 Tahoma Ave Yakima, WA
Completion Date: 2021
Funding Sources: 9% Tax Credit Equity, State Capital Budget Funds, State Housing Trust Fund, HHS Acquisition (Donation), City of Yakima, Federal Home Loan Bank, Deferred Developer Fee
Population Served: Homeless veterans and their families who earn up to 30%, 40% and 60% of area median income.
Total Budget: 17,575,000
Contractor: Korsmo Construction
Architect: SMR Architects
Yakima Housing Authority’s (YHA) Veteran Supportive Housing and Service Center project is the redevelopment of the former United States Marine Corp armory property in Yakima, WA. The project will include the rehabilitation of the armory building as well as the new construction of townhome and multifamily housing units on site. The social services space will provide comprehensive services in one location for homeless veterans in the Yakima community. Yakima Neighborhood Health Services will operate a primary care clinic and additional social service office space will be occupied by Veterans Administration Supportive Housing (VASH) case managers and Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) case managers. This project addresses the need in Yakima for housing and services for homeless veterans in the community. The former armory building became available as federally surplused property with a priority for homeless use through the McKinney-Vento Act Title V Property Disposition program.