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We transform lives through housing

KCHA provides rental housing and assistance to more than 55,000 people. This quality, affordable housing supports health and self‑sufficiency.

Family walking at Seola Gardens Children playing at a KCHA community Housing at Ballinger Commons Smiling mother and son Working in the garden at Vantage Point Aerial photo of the Greenbridge community


Kyna Foster

Kyna Foster helps make sure that KCHA follows the rules and helps find the best ways to implement policy and procedure. Over the last 17 years, Kyna has risen through the ranks (she stared as an Administrative Assistant, later becoming our first Tax Credit Compliance Specialist) to become our Housing Initiatives Manager. In this role, she leads a team that oversees 1,297 Tax Credit units and another 371 units of locally funded housing. When she started in 2005, KCHA managed a mere 154 Tax Credit units! Reared by a single parent who struggled to with housing costs, Kyna loves being able to help provide housing that keeps families safe and secure and to be able to think about more than just the next rent payment. Though half Canadian, Kyna grew up in the Seattle area. She went to a high school four miles from KCHA’s central campus. Kyna has a degree in cultural anthropology from Western Washington University and a master’s in anthropology and international development from the Long School of Economics and Political Science.

News & Notes

By the Numbers

Children on a playground


Children who call KCHA housing home
Affordable apartment community


Newly served households who were previously homeless
Children's storytime


KCHA housing units located in high-opportunity areas
Affordable apartment community


Housing Choice Voucher program landlords
Woman working in a garden


Cubic yards of waste diverted from landfills each year
The Village at Overlake Station in Redmond


Units of affordable housing owned by KCHA