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Vancouver Affordable Housing Board of Directors Hold Special Meeting
The Vancouver Affordable Housing Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on February 10, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the VHA Board Room at 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, WA. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss their strategic plan.
VHA 2017 Moving to Work Annual Plan - Approved by HUD
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.
Applications accepted on ongoing basis until VHA has fully committed program funds. Applications should be submitted to:
Vancouver Housing Authority
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2500 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660