Who We Are

Staff and Board of Directors

Main Office

Trinal Manor
107 W 11th Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 962-9006

The main office for the Housing Authority of Kittitas County can be found at Trinal Manor. Please call to make an appointment if you need assistance from our staff.

About Us

“The Housing Authority of Kittitas County (“HAKC”) was created in 1968 to provide affordable, low-income housing in Kittitas County. HAKC, through its Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs, manages 7 property complexes (161 units) in lower Kittitas County. HAKC also owns Pine Terrace Apartments, a 20-unit USDA-RD apartment complex in Cle Elum, Washington that is managed by Ad-West Realty Services. The HAKC property complexes in lower Kittitas County hold Section 8 project-based vouchers that are administered by the Yakima Housing Authority (“YHA”) by agreement with HAKC.

HAKC is overseen by a five-member Board of Commissioners, volunteer individuals appointed by the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners for 5 year terms.

Our Staff

Jennifer Ellis

Executive Director

Katie Haggin

Operations Supervisor

Misty Ness

Office Coordinator
Accounts Payable

Paige Varnum

Leasing Administrative Assistant

Steve Holt

Maintenance REPAIRER

Kathy Rodewald

Maintenance REPAIRER

Tommy DeWolf

Maintenance GROUNDS

Board of Commissioners

The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7 a.m. Meeting place is 107 West 11th Avenue, Trinal Manor Conference Room, 2nd floor, Center Wing. Currently, Board meetings are taking place via Zoom. For information regarding Zoom access, please contact the Housing Authority office at (509) 962-9006.

Nicalee Smith

Board Chairperson

Rob Perkins

Board Vice Chairperson

Carol Miller Rhodes


John Littel