Mission Statement

The mission of the Oroville Housing Authority is to:

  • Provide Affordable Housing

    To build a stronger community through promoting safe, decent, and affordable housing.

  • Develop Our Community

    To be a positive force and resource for community development.

Board of Commissioners

Board Members

Gary DeVon, Chairperson, serving since 2010
Peggy Shaw, Vice Chairperson, serving since 2008
Susan Speiker, serving since 2017
Ben Peterson, serving since 2017
Linda Sleater, serving since 2022

Role of the Board

The Housing Authority is governed by a board of commissioners. The mayor of the City of Oroville appoints commissioners who serve for a term of five years. The commissioners may not receive compensation for serving but may be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses.

We currently are seeking community members to serve on the Board. If you are interested in serving or would like more information, please contact the Oroville Housing Authority’s main office.

Meeting Schedule

The Oroville Housing Authority Board monthly Board of Commissioners Meetings is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Meetings are held at 822 Central Ave, Oroville, WA 98844 – Umpqua Bank conference room.

To call in remotely via ZOOM:

Dial: 1 (253) 215-8782 / Meeting ID: 934 7678 8725 / Participant ID: 990965 / Passcode: 0852

Meetings are open to the public. Please contact Heather Rodriguez to be added to the agenda.

2023 Meetings

January 19, 2023 – Agenda | Minutes
February 16, 2023 – Agenda | Minutes

2022 Meetings

January 20, 2022 – Agenda | Minutes
February 24, 2022 – Agenda | Minutes
March 24, 2022 – Agenda | Minutes
April 21, 2022 – Agenda | Minutes
May 19, 2022 – Agenda | Minutes
June 16, 2022 – Agenda | Minutes
July 21, 2022 – Agenda | Minutes
August 18, 2022 – Agenda | Minutes
September 15, 2022 – Agenda | Minutes
October 20, 2022 – Agenda | Minutes
November 17, 2022 – Agenda | Minutes
December 15, 2022 – Agenda | Minutes

2021 Meetings

January 20, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
February 17, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
February 27, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
March 17, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
April 21, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
May 19, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
June 16, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
July 14, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
July 28, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
August 11, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
August 25, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
September 15, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
October 5, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes – Special Meeting
October 20, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
November 18, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
December 16, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes

Archived Board Meeting Minutes

Meet the Staff

Oroville Housing Authority Staff

YOUR NAME HERE 😉 – Executive Director

Heather Rodriguez – Property Manager

Anita King – Property Manager

Victor Rodriguez – Maintenance Manager


The City of Oroville Housing Authority (OHA) was formed in 1991 to assist in the community’s need for farmworker housing As the government required higher housing standards for year-round and migrant farmworkers, local growers could no longer afford to provide their own housing for their workers.

The Similkameen Park Apartments was OHA’s first project. In addition to OHA, the project team included the developer, Office for Rural & Farmworker Housing (ORFH); the tax credit equity partner, National Equity Fund; the Washington State Housing Finance Commission; and Washington State Department of Commerce. Similkameen Park Apartments provides 21 units of housing for households with an income at or below 40% of the median income for Okanogan County. Farmworker households are given preference. The first tenants moved-in in 2000.

Also, in 2000 OHA developed the Oroville Harvest Shelter (the Shelter). The Shelter was built with a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce. The facility provides housing for domestic migrant farmworkers and H2A workers during the growing season. In the winter it provides housing for homeless persons and families. It consists of 14 trailers and one stick-built bunkhouse. There are sleeping trailers, a common kitchen, showers, toilets, and a coin laundry.

In 2001, OHA purchased and renovated the Oroville Gardens Apartments. The Oroville Gardens Apartment provides 24 units of housing to persons 62 years of age and older, and disabled persons. This property was financed through USDA – Rural Development and the Washington State Department of Commerce. In addition to the age or disability requirement, tenants must have an income at or below 50% of the median income for Okanogan County. Preference is given to households at the Very Low level of income for Okanogan County. In 2012, OHA opened the doors of the Oroville Harvest Park (the Park), its second seasonal farmworker housing project. ORFH was the developer. The project was built with low-interest loans and grants from USDA-RD, the Washington State Department of Commerce, and the Federal Home Loan Bank. The Park provides 10 units of housing to migrant farmworkers, a total of 76 beds. The next project OHA plans on tackling is the much-needed renovation and upgrading of the Oroville Harvest Shelter. Please check in for updates.


The Oroville Housing Authority is governed by the OHA Bylaws.


Oroville Chamber of Commerce

Association for Washington Housing Authorities

Affordable Rural Housing Council


Equal Housing Opportunity

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Esta institución es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual.