About Northwest Fair Housing

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Mission

The mission of Northwest Fair Housing Alliance (NWFHA) is to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for the people of Washington State through education, counseling and advocacy.

Organization History

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance (NWFHA) is a non-profit fair housing advocacy organization established in September 1994. We receive funding from federal, state, and local agencies and private entities to bring fair housing advocacy and training to 17 counties in Eastern and Central WA: Spokane, Whitman, Garfield, Columbia, Asotin, Walla Walla, Franklin, Benton, Yakima, Grant, Adams, Lincoln, Douglas, Ferry, Okanogan, Stevens and Pend Oreille.

Values

As a civil rights organization we are dedicated to equity and justice for all people in our communities marginalized due to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, familial status, marital status, military/ veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or socio-economic status.

History of a Movement

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Staff

Marley J. Hochendoner

Executive Director

execdir@nwfairhouse.org

Shahrokh Nikfar

Assistant Director for Testing and Investigations

asstdir@nwfairhouse.org

Christina Mitma

Fair Housing Specialist

casemgmt@nwfairhouse.org

Shannon Bedard

Fair Housing Specialist

shannon@nwfairhouse.org

Holly Timmerman

Fair Housing Specialist, Bilingual

holly@nwfairhouse.org

Peggy Rolando

Finance Manager

financemgr@nwfairhouse.org

Board of Directors

Ken Isserlis

Chairperson

Kathy Laise

Vice Chair

Kristine Dirks

Jacquelyn High-Edward

Theresa Griffith

Raju Hegde

Jennifer Akins

Daniah Bitar