About KHA

Housing Authority City of Kennewick (Kennewick Housing Authority – KHA) was created as public body corporate and politic under the City of Kennewick Municipal Code 2.16.6010 and in accordance to RCW 35.82.030 on September 1, 1943 by the Kennewick City Council.   Housing Authority will exercise the powers, duties and responsibilities as described by RCW 35.82.

KHA is a “Tobacco/Smoke-Free Housing Authority” Kennewick Housing Authority Tobacco/Smoke-Free Housing & Workplace Environment Policy States: “Smoking or tobacco use is not permitted anywhere on KHA properties, including but not limited to apartments, single family dwellings, grounds, common areas, offices, maintenance facilities, non-residential buildings, vehicles, etc., “except” where KHA has established a designed viable smoke area for each of its housing developments, workplace property & sites”

KHA Board of Commissioners and Executive Staff Kennewick Housing Authority (KHA) Board of Commissioners consist of five (5) Commissioners appointed by the City Mayor for a five (5) year term and a maximum of fifteen (15) consecutive years of service on the Board and one (1) Resident Directly-Assisted Commissioner. Board of Commissioners oversees the Kennewick Housing Authority (KHA) and is responsible for establishing KHA’s annual budgets, annual agency plan & 5 year plans and policy. KHA’s Executive Director, oversees the day-to-day operations of the Housing Authority and implements policies and programs established by the Board.

KHA Board of Commissioner Meetings: Board of Commissioners regular meetings are normally held on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month at 7:45 AM, and annual meeting is held on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of April at 7:45 A.M.  Board meetings are held at the Kennewick Housing Authority (KHA) administration office/community center located at 1915 W. 4th Place * Kennewick, WA  99336, facility is fully accessible and meetings are open to the general public.  KHA Board of Commissioners Meetings is govern by Robert’s Rules of Order & Open Public Meeting Act.

KHA Commissioners 

KHA Executive & Management Staff Listing

Lona Hammer, Executive Director:
(509) 586-8576, Ext. 103
TTY (509) 586-4460

The following management staff report to KHA’s Executive Director:

Hermelinda Sierra, Finance Director
(509) 586-8576, Ext. 111
Oversees the agency’s accounting and finance department.

Amanda Taylor, HCV Supervisor/Compliance Director
(509) 586-8576, Ext. 108
Leads and oversees the agency’s HCV housing programs and overall agency compliance.

Vacant, Maintenance/Capital Fund Program (CFP) Director
(509) 586-8576, Ext. 115
Leads and oversees the agency’s maintenance and public housing departments and Capital Fund Program (CFP)

Learn more about

Bylaws-Rev. 12-17-15

KHA Commissioner Role

KHA Code of Conduct

KHA Contact, Location & Directions Information:

KHA’s Main Administration Office and Maintenance Department

1915 W. 4th Place (map) Kennewick, WA  99336

Phone:  (509) 586-8576
TTY:    (509) 586-4460
Fax:      (509) 582-7544
Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Closed on Fridays and all national holidays