About VHA and how we can help you

Serving Clark County, Washington

Our mission is to provide opportunities to people who experience barriers to housing because of income, disability, or special needs. It is our goal to fulfill that mission in an environment which preserves personal dignity and in a manner which maintains the public trust.

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  • We provide subsidized housing for about 3,400 households — approximately 6,800 people — in our community
  • We provide more than 1,600 apartment units that are not subsidized, but built to be affordable
  • We build mixed-use, mixed-income communities that provide affordable housing and popular places for businesses
  • We work with local governments and other community partners throughout Clark County to address issues of affordable housing and homelessness and help families break the cycle of poverty
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If you need housing or help paying your rent today, we can help you connect with resources — but we can not offer immediate help through the VHA. Getting people in need into a home is a process that takes time. If you need help right now, please connect with other resources.
  • We do not provide emergency rental assistance
  • We do not provide down payment or security deposit assistance
  • We do not offer advice or assistance in landlord/tenant law or disputes
  • We do not have jurisdiction over apartment properties or owners, except those properties owned by the VHA
  • We do not provide emergency housing

News from VHA

12 February 2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver (VHA) has cancelled the Regular Meeting scheduled for February 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and rescheduled that meeting to Thursday, Febr...
03 January 2018
 INTRODUCTION:Vancouver Housing Authority is seeking an experienced developer to either purchase, or enter into a land lease agreement to develop a VHA site for residential use as affordable housing.It is anticipated that a single 2-4 story stru...
28 November 2017
You are invited to learn about the VHA's History. As part of our 75th anniversary, we have installed a timeline display in our lobby at 2500 Main Street. The timeline highlights the four significant eras of our history:  ...
27 November 2017
Join the Resident Advisory BoardThe Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) is recruiting residents for the Resident Advisory Board (RAB). The RAB provides the opportunity for residents to provide input to the VHA on matters that affect them, including new...

Housing Waiting List Status

    • Affordable Housing

    • Cougar Homes 3 & 4 Bedroom Wait List

      • Cougar Homes 3 Bedroom – Wait List Wait List Open until March 31, 2018 – Paper applications only
      • Cougar Homes 4 Bedroom – Wait List Closed

    • Seniors Wait Lists

    • Arbor Ridge – Wait List Open until March 31, 2018 – Paper applications only

    • Columbia House – Wait List Closed

    • Crown Villa Apartments – Wait List Closed

    • Forest Ridge Apartments –Wait List Closed

    • Highland Park Apartments – Wait List Closed

    • St. Helen’s Manor – Wait List Closed

    • Walnut Grove – Wait List Open Until March 31, 2018 – Paper applications only

    • Special Needs Wait Lists

    • Azalea Place Shared Unit – Paper applications only

    • Cherry Park Apartments – Wait List Closed

    • Fort Vancouver – Wait List Closed

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