Executive Director, Yakima Housing Authority
Lowel began his professional career in accounting with Moss Adams, LLP and became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1999. He became interested in affordable housing while working as an Assistant State Auditor for the Washington State Auditor’s Office and was the lead auditor on a number of public housing authority audits. Prior to joining the staff at the Yakima Housing Authority in 2008, he was the Chief Financial Officer for the Yakama Nation Housing Authority where he worked with the management team to obtain over $11 million in funding for affordable housing projects on the Yakama Reservation.
Currently, Lowel is the Executive Director of the Yakima Housing Authority serving over 1,700 families with an annual budget in excess of $12 million. Lowel has been innovative in his approach to affordable housing by leading the first housing authority in the United States to complete the renovation of its former public housing units, through the Rental Assistance Demonstration program. In addition, Lowel serves on several boards associated with affordable housing.