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.
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.
DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
Click on the link in bold italics to access the documents and links.
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.
APPLYING FOR A SECTION 8 VOUCHER PROGRAM
The following waitlists are currently accepting applications. If a waitlist is marked as Project Based it means the subsidy may only be used at the property indicated (you will not be able to move with your subsidy). You may get an application for an open waitlist by calling 360-694-2501.
Project Based. This property is for people 62 and over. 1 and 2 bedroom units are located in downtown Vancouver at 14th and Esther Streets. Maximum gross annual income is $25,500 for a one person household.
Housing Choice Voucher (Tenant Based Vouchers)
The VHA's Housing Choice Voucher waitlist is closed at this time. When the waitlist is reopened a notice will be placed on this page.
OTHER VOUCHER PROGRAMS
VASH (Veteran's Affairs Supported Housing). This is a housing voucher program for homeless veteran's. Referrals are made through the Veteran's Administration Walk-in Clinic held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The Walk-in Clinic is held at the VA Medical Center, Vancouver Campus, 1601 East Fourth Plain Blvd, Building 18, Vancouver.
FUP (Family Unification Program). A housing program for families with children in foster care for whom inadequate housing is a barrier to family unification or for youth aging out of foster care. Referrals are made through Division of Children's Services (DCS)If you or your child is in foster care, please contact your DCS case worker for information about the FUP program.
OTHER HOUSING OPTIONS
Learn about other affordable housing options here.
You can access contact information for VHA staff here.