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VHA Website to get New Look

The VHA is redesigning its website.  In the next few weeks, expect to see a brand new look and feel to the agency website.  The picture below gives you a peek at the look of our new home page.

The new design of the VHA website offers easier navigation and lots of new features.  Some new home page features include a blog-style news feature on the home page and a list of open waiting lists.  On other pages, you will find enhanced information about VHA properties, information for VHA residents and voucher-holders, and information for landlords, among many other changes. Our thanks goes to Formations Design Group, here in Vancouver, for a great job in designing the new site. 

The address for the VHA’s website will remain the same, www.vhausa.com.  You will also be able to reach the site by typing in www.vhausa.org.

Once the new website is available, feel free to look around.  We hope you like it!

  

Your Opinion Counts!

Notice of Public Hearing on an Amendment to VHA’s 2017 Moving to Work Plan

The VHA is requesting your comments on an amendment to the Moving to Work Plan. Changes to VHA policies being proposed in the Plan include the following:

  • An increase in the percentage of income used to calculate housing assistance from 33% to 35%.
  • An increase in the minimum annual income for persons able to work from $10,000 annually to $11,960 annually. This is based on increases in the Washington State minimum wage.

This changes are being proposed because of an anticipated decrease in funding for the Section 8 Program. 

Beginning June 12, 2016, you can see a copy of the Plan Amendment on the VHA website at www.vhausa.com or at the VHA Main Street Office (2500 Main Street).

You can send written comments to David Overbay, Vancouver Housing Authority, 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660.  You can email your comments to doverbay@vhausa.com.

To comment in person and to hear others, please come to the public hearing:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., Vancouver Housing Authority, 2500 Main Street.

        

Amendment to VHA 2017 Moving to Work Plan

   

VHA 2017 Moving to Work Annual Plan - Approved by HUD

   

2017 SCHEDULE OF VHA BOARD MEETINGS

2017 Schedule of VHA Board Meetings

   

        

Request for Proposals (RFP) and Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) - Rental Subsidy Program

The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) is seeking proposals from developers and/or owners of multifamily rental properties to participate in a locally-created rental subsidy program.   The local program will “buy-down” rents at a market rate apartment property (not subsidized or receiving tax credits) so that the units within the complex that are designated by the owner will become affordable for, and only available to, households at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI). If selected, an owner would receive funds from the VHA to offset the amount the project would require to reduce apartment rents to reach the affordable level. 

The RFP/NOFA is available for download below, or at the VHA Reception Desk, 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, WA  98660.

Rental Subsidy Program RFP/NOFA - PDF

Rental Subsidy Program RFP/NOFA - Word

 

Applications accepted on ongoing basis until VHA has fully committed program funds. Applications should be submitted to:

Vancouver Housing Authority 
Attn: David Overbay
2500 Main Street
Vancouver, WA   98660

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

        

                      

Lincoln Place

 

LINCOLN PLACE
Lincoln Place is a community partnership to identify, engage, house and support the people in our community who have been homeless the longest and utilize the most resources. Modeled on the harm reduction/housing first model, Lincoln Place will provide permanent, stable housing as the first priority, while also providing the support services necessary to insure an individual’s maximum opportunity for overcoming homelessness.

 

Please select the link below to learn more about Lincoln Place.

Lincoln Place Information Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions About Lincoln Place

Learn more about Lincoln Place on the Lincoln Place Development page

 

60 Minutes Story About Fighting Homelessness with Housing First
Giving apartments to the chronically homeless can save taxpayer dollars, advocates say. Anderson Cooper reports on the 100,000 Homes Campaign, an innovative approach to fighting homelessness.

  

Affordable Health Care
Learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov.
Find out more about health plans in the state of Washington atwww.wahealthplanfinder.org.

  

Business Roster Solicitation
The VHA is soliciting low-income businesses in Clark County to include in its roster of Section 3 businesses.  The Section 3 program provides opportunities for qualified low-income-owned businesses to receive preference for HUD-funded contracts. The VHA has elected to use the Section 3 preference in all of its contracting.  A business qualifies as Section 3 if owned by VHA residents or; 51% of the ownership is low-income or; 30% of full-time employees are low-income. The VHA has construction and non-construction opportunities.  To see if your business qualifies, please contact Bridgette Fahnbulleh at 992-9556 or email bfahnbulleh@vhausa.com.  Equal Opportunity Employer

  

ATTENTION PRIVATE DEVELOPERS/INVESTORS

VHA welcomes proposals from private developers/investors for the sale, master lease with option to purchase, or other disposition to VHA, of new or existing multifamily developments in Clark County, Washington.   Preferred proposals will be for developments of between 120 and 180 units, located in employment growth areas and/or areas with a shortage of decent, safe and affordable housing.  Proposals should include a description of the development in sufficient detail to permit VHA to evaluate the feasibility of operating the development to provide housing to low- and moderate-income persons.  Please address inquiries to Executive Director Roy Johnson.