About Northwest Fair Housing

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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.


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.

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Marley J. Hochendoner

Executive Director


Shahrokh Nikfar

Assistant Director for Testing and Investigations


Shannon Bedard

Fair Housing Advocacy Director


Abdella Abdella

Fair Housing Intake Analyst


Glenda Mendoza Creager

Intake Analyst / Hispanic Outreach Coordinator


Cicily Thompson

Intake Analyst / Equity and Inclusion Coordinator


Peggy Rolando

Finance Manager


Board of Directors

Ken Isserlis


Kathy Laise

Vice Chair

Raju Hegde

Jennifer Akins

Loretta Cael

David Carlson

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