If you are currently homeless and need emergency shelter, please call the Emergency Shelter Clearinghouse at 360-695-9677. The Clearinghouse phone lines are open from 9 am to 8 pm.

URGENT NOTICE TO SECTION 8 APPLICANTS AND THOSE ON THE SECTION 8 WAITING LIST

The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) just learned that its web site has been compromised.  Applicants for Section 8 housing allowances were falsely asked to provide a personal credit card number to cover the cost of a credit check of $20.00 per month.  This was a fraudulent attempt to secure personal credit card information and is not now and never has been a requirement of the Housing Authority.  The web site has been corrected and all appropriate law enforcement and other agencies have been informed of the breach.

None of the personal information for Section 8 or Public Housing applicants or clients on the VHA data servers has been compromised.  Only those individuals who followed the false link appearing on the web site and entered credit card information are affected.

If any Section 8 applicant or member of your family has provided credit card information as a result of the fraudulent request, please contact VHA at 360-993-9563.  Also, please contact your credit card provider to cancel or protect your card. You are also encouraged to file a complaint with the Washington State Attorney General's office and read their information on identity theft.

If you have already applied for a housing program, please be certain that we always have your current mailing address. Mail returned by the Post Office will cause your name to be removed from the waitlist. You can print our Waitlist Update form here.  If you want information about your previous application, please visit our Applicant Portal.

APPLYING FOR VHA PUBLIC HOUSING
The VHA Public and Managed Housing programs are VHA-owned and managed properties that provide income-based housing assistance throughout Clark County, and includes housing opportunities for families, seniors, and special needs individuals.

  1. Review the eligibility requirements.
  2. If a waiting list for which you qualify is open (see below), obtain an application by downloading below, by calling (360) 993-9580, by e-mail request, or in person at 2500 Main Street in Vancouver, WA
  3. Complete application and mail or bring it back to the VHA.
  4. Keep us informed with changes in your address and household composition. Returned mail will result in your being removed from the list.

The VHA's Waiting List for Subsidized Housing

There is a limited supply of VHA subsidized housing to fill a great need. All housing types have waiting lists that vary depending on housing type. Those waiting lists may be closed, especially if wait times are more than one year.

As of July 1, 2011 all Public Housing properties are smoke free.

 

Wait Lists Currently Open:

Public Housing Waiting List :

The waiting list for all units in the Public Housing program has been closed until further notice.  Due to the excessive wait, new applications will not be accepted.

 

Notice of Waiting List Opening for Cherry Park Apartments, Designated for Persons with Physical Disabilities

Notice is hereby given that the waiting list for the new Cherry Park Apartments of the Vancouver Housing Authority is open immediately.  This non-smoking building is designated for person(s) with physical disabilities and comprised of 13 one-bedroom accessible units located at 3200 NE 62nd Avenue, Vancouver, WA.  The anticipated date of availability for occupancy is February 2013. You must be 18 years of age or older to be placed on the wait list. Income limit qualifications for a one bedroom unit range from $25,500 for one person to $29,200 for two people.  Rents are based on 30% of adjusted household income. Available units will be offered to qualified waiting list applicants based on the date and time of application.  Applications are available at the administrative office of the Vancouver Housing Authority located at 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, Washington 98660 during office hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, or on the VHA website at www.vhausa.com, or by calling (360) 993-9575.

Cherry Park Preliminary Application

Physical Disability Forms

 

Seniors Waiting List (for the following properties):

Arbor Ridge - Preliminary Application for Arbor Ridge: PDF

Columbia House - Preliminary Application for Columbia House: PDF

Crown Villa Apartments - Preliminary Application for Crown Villa: PDF

Forest Ridge Apartments - Preliminary Application for Forest Ridge: PDF

Highland Park Apartments - Preliminary Application for Highland Park: PDF

St. Helens Manor - Preliminary Application for St. Helen's Manor: PDF

Walnut Grove - Preliminary Application for Walnut Grove: PDF

 

Special Needs Waiting Lists (for the following properties):

Azalea Place - Preliminary Application for Azalea Place: PDF
(Must qualify as chronically mentally ill.) CMI Disability Form

Fort Vancouver - Preliminary Application for Fort Vancouver: PDF
(Must qualify as chronically mentally ill.) CMI Disability Form

 

Wait Lists for all other Public Housing are currently closed.

Average waiting times are:
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher: 4- 5 years
VHA-owned housing: 3 - 5 years
Downtown high-rises: 6 months to 1 year

These wait times are not guaranteed and are provided so you know what to expect.

When the waiting lists for which you qualify are open, we encourage you to apply for subsidized housing if you need it. While you are on the waiting list, or if a category for which you qualify is closed, there are additional housing options that may be helpful for you.

APPLICANT PORTAL
The VHA has an Applicant Portal. If you have already applied for Vancouver Housing Authority program you can use the portal to get information related to your application status and placement on the waitlist. You can also use the portal to update your application information. Access the Applicant Portal here.

 

 

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