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

Florence Rise, Chairperson, serving since 1998
Gary DeVon, Vice Chairperson, serving since 2010
Peggy Shaw, serving since 2008
Susan Speiker, serving since 2017
Ben Peterson, serving since 2017

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.

If you are interested in serving on the board or would like more information, please contact the Oroville Housing Authority’s main office.

Meeting Schedule

The board meets at the OHA office on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Minutes

January 16, 2019 – Agenda | Minutes
February 20, 2019 – Agenda | Minutes
March 20, 2019 – Agenda | Minutes
April 17, 2019 – Agenda | Minutes
May 15, 2019 – Agenda | Minutes
June 19, 2019 – Agenda | Minutes
July 17, 2019 – Agenda | Minutes
August 21, 2019 – Agenda | Minutes
September 25, 2019 – Agenda | Minutes

Archived Board Meeting Minutes

Meet the Staff

Oroville Housing Authority Staff

Sue Edick, Executive Director
Arianna Peralta-Moreno, Property Manager
Neil Brill, Maintenance Technician
Marie Alexander, Similkameen Park Apartments Site Manager
Arianna Peralta-Moreno, Oroville Harvest Park and Oroville Harvest Shelter Site Manager
Charlotte Watkins, Oroville Harvest Shelter Site Maintenance Technician

History

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.

Bylaws

The Oroville Housing Authority is governed by the OHA Bylaws.

Membership

The Oroville Housing Authority is a member of the:

Association for Washington Housing Authorities
Affordable Rural Housing Council

Partners

Equal Housing Opportunity

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