NEWS ABOUT VHA

  

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Request for Proposals (RFP) - Section 8 Project-Based Assistance Program

Combined with Mixed Finance Development to Support the Development of Affordable Housing for Households below 30% AMI

 

The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) is seeking proposals from developers and/or owners of rental properties for project based vouchers to provide affordable housing to households at or below 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI). The RFP is available for viewing and download below  or at the VHA Reception Desk, 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, WA  98660.

  

Applications must be received by September 18, 2017. Applications should be submitted to:

Vancouver Housing Authority 
Attn: Sasha Nichelson
2500 Main Street
Vancouver, WA   98660

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Section 8 Project-Based Assistance Program RFP

   

  

Your Opinion Counts!

Notice of Public Hearing on the VHA’s 2018 Moving to Work Plan

The VHA is requesting your comments on the Moving to Work Plan for 2018. Changes to VHA policies being proposed in the Plan include the following:

  • VHA is proposing to end participation after a six-month notice for households where every member is considered work-able. This policy will not affect any household that contains a child or dependent, or a member who is disabled or over age 62.   This policy also will not affect VASH vouchers.
  • VHA is proposing to change the minimum income for households with a work-able member to a minimum earned Affected households will have a minimum earned income amount added to any other type of income they receive for the purpose of calculating housing assistance.  This policy will not affect households with earned income higher than the minimum, or households that consist only of elderly, disabled, minor or dependent members.

Beginning August 4, 2017, 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:

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Vancouver Housing Authority, 2500 Main Street

 

2018 MTW Plan for Public Comment

   

  

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!

   

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.