Departments



Quechan Housing Authority

          

 

Main Contacts:

Andreana Jackson
Executive Director

Donald Medart Jr.
Facilities Director

Robin Wilson
Finance Director

Larry Morris
Security Captain

Eva Castro
Executive Secretary

Leticia Godoy
Occupancy Specialist

Lizzette Johnson
Homeownership Counselor/Tax Credit Specialist

Suzanne Contreras
Compliance Specialist

Physical Address:
1860 W. Sapphire Lane
Winterhaven, CA 92283

Mailing Address:
1860 W. Sapphire Lane
Winterhaven, CA 92283

Office: (760) 572-0243
Fax: (760) 572-0245

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
8:00AM-5:00PM

 QHA Board of Commissioners:

RoseAna Douglas
Chairperson

Anthony Palone
Board Member

Travis Owl Jr.
Vice Chairperson

Sandra Barrutia
Board Member

Darnella Melancon
Secretary

Mission Statement:

To provide safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for the Quechan Indian people by creating new housing opportunities and sustain existing housing stock. To aid in preventing substandard housing conditions, reduce over crowdedness, and homelessness through supportive service programs for the residents we serve.

Background:

The Quechan Housing Authority was established in 1963 as an organization to administer and manage operations to meet the needs of Quechan families on the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation. QHA manages approximately 200 rental and homeownership units under various programs. Throughout the decades, QHA has expanded their portfolio of funding through the 1937 Housing Act (37 Act), Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA), Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG), Tribal Funds, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs.

QHA is always striving to seek opportunities to provide rehabilitation services to our tribal homeowners in need of improvements. We have the ability to provide sustainable services with the assistance of USDA Rural Development, Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG). QHA continues to seek new grants and maximize current sources to provide the best services available to our residents. The Quechan Housing Authority’s ultimate goal is to progress in creating new affordable housing and supportive opportunities for Quechan families.

New Development:

The Quechan Housing Authority received an award of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) from the California Tax Credit Allocation Commission (CTCAC) in December 2019. QHA is currently rehabilitating 38 single-family homes in the Ironwood Subdivision located east of the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District.

The project design will incorporate several green building techniques to support lower energy consumption and costs. Each home will also receive a new solar array. It is projected the rehabbed homes will have at least a 20% improvement over current energy use.

The project includes a rehab of the Ironwood Community Center. It will receive a new façade, covered overhangs, and patio. The Ironwood community playground and basketball court will also receive an upgrade. The QHA Homes II project has an anticipated completion date of December 2021.

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QHA Employment Application Form

Quechan Housing Newsletter May 2017
Quechan Housing Newsletter April 2017
Quechan Housing Newsletter March 2017
Quechan Housing Newsletter January 2017
Quechan Housing Newsletter February 2017
Quechan Housing Newsletter December 2016



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