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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging 

The King County Housing Authority is deeply committed to becoming an anti-racist, multi-cultural organization, both within the agency and in the communities we serve.

KCHA views equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (EDIB) as the pathway to achieving social justice and fostering a culture where residents, people in the communities we serve, and our employees can thrive.

We are committed to evaluating our services and polices through an anti-racism lens, and we are dedicated to actively adopting anti-racist, anti-oppression, and inclusive practices.

Read our 2022 EDIB report (PDF) and our Board of Commissioners' anti-racism proclamation from June 19, 2020.


KCHA’s cultural competency journey has roots in the 1990’s, with the formation of internal staff committees, the Cultural Awareness Committee and Diversity Awareness Committee.

A major moment for the agency occurred in 2018, when KCHA conducted an agency-wide presentation on redlining and the disproportionate number of Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color (BIPOC) experiencing homelessness. Staff demanded a response. After the presentation, the staff-led Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) committee was formed.

KCHA established the Office of EDIB in the summer of 2021 to help shape and lead our organization-wide strategy to embed EDIB into every aspect of KCHA’s work, acknowledging a range of intersectional identities, and placing emphasis on racial equity.

In 2022, KCHA engaged in its first search for a new Executive Director in 25 years. The search focused on inclusive leadership practices and candidates who demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging. Robin Walls, President/CEO, joined KCHA in 2022.

Main Office
600 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Tel: (206) 574‑1100
Fax: (206) 574‑1104
TDD: (800) 833‑6388

Section 8 Office
700 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Tel: (206) 214‑1300
Fax: (206) 243‑5927

Central Applications Center — Subsidized Housing
Tel: (206) 574‑1248
Fax: (206) 574‑1241