Resident Voices Needed!!


Have you ever wondered why the VHA operates the way it does, why it has the rules, regulations and policies it does and wished you could share your ideas about these subjects?  Well, now is your opportunity!  The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) is recruiting residents for the Resident Advisory Board (RAB).  The RAB provides the opportunity for residents to present input to the VHA on matters that affect them, including new policies and plans ~after all, who knows better what you need, what you want and what will assist you and your family the most? 


The RAB is made up of Public Housing and Section 8 residents.  It meets quarterly on the second Monday of the Month (for 2012 the meetings will be February 13; May 14; August 13 and November 12) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the VHA’s Administrative Offices at 2500 Main Street. Lunch is provided and transportation assistance is available.  


We are looking for people who broadly represent the population of the VHA; if you are a Public Housing or Section 8 resident who cares about their housing and wants to make a difference…you are the perfect candidate for the RAB. Contact Steve at 993-9501 or to have the application mailed to your home or click the links below to print application materials.


RAB Description - PDF
RAB Description - Word


RAB Application - PDF
RAB Application - Word


RAB Bylaws - PDF


Clark County Resident Council (CCRC) is a voice for residents of VHA Low Rent Public  housing. The Council also serves as a Resident Advisory Board to the VHA. The Council is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization and sponsors activities and grants that benefit residents.


Established in 1993, the CCRC’s mission is to build community pride and responsibility through improved safety, services, and property improvements. It is a grass roots organization composed, created, and managed by residents.

What does this mean to me? 
Each adult resident listed on your public housing lease is a general member of the Clark County Resident Council. General members have voting privileges and may be elected as officers.

Quarterly Meetings
The CCRC holds Quarterly meetings the second Tuesday of February, May, August, and November. The meetings begin at 12:00 Noon at the RISE & STARS Community Center , 500 Omaha Way. The meetings are a chance to hear committee reports, address resident issues, and support individual resident concerns. The meetings may include a speaker. Resident Council meetings are also a time for social interaction and fun! Please join us at a meeting!

The CCRC supports the Christmas Project, the Block Party, the Skyline Park Party and other RISE & STARS Community Center activities and programs.

Contact Information
If you have questions or concerns, call Kathi Ortega, CCRC President, at 360-992-0206.

Clark County Resident Council Officers

 President               Kathi Ortega

 Vice President         Chris Pazen

 Secretary               Samantha Pazen

 Treasurer               Pam Barragan

 Sergeant at Arms    Judy McNatt

 Parliamentarian      Esther Buttner


The Resident Advisory Board (RAB) serves to represent the views and concerns of VHA residents. Established in 2008, the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) is one of the ways the VHA gets input about policies and procedures that affect residents.  This input helps ensure that policies are balanced and serve the needs and interests of residents, the VHA, and the community. 


What does this mean to me?
All residents 18 years of age on the lease in a VHA owned/managed complex or a participant in the VHA Section 8 program are eligible to become members of the Resident Advisory Board; officer elections are held annually. 


Quarterly Meetings
The RAB meets quarterly and as needed. For meeting location, dates and times please contact the RISE & STARS Community Center at (360)737-2950. Meetings are open to the public.


Resident Advisory Board Officers
Chair                      Michelle Pickle
Vice Chair              Stacy Paggett