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

16 November 2017
The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) will receive sealed bids for project #20171120 – Shelter Improvements until 2:00PM on January 5th, 2018 at Vancouver Housing Authority, 2500 Main Street, Vancouver Washington 98660 at which time and place all bid...
06 October 2017
The Vancouver Housing Authority is seeking an experienced residential developer to develop an approximate .45 - .93-acre site for residential use with the majority of units as affordable housing. The developer can propose development of the entire si...
03 March 2017
Vancouver Housing Authority is celebrating its 75th year of operation during 2017The VHA was established in February 1942 to build and manage housing to serve the vast number of workers moving to Vancouver to work in the Kaiser Shipyards and ALC...
10 February 2017
Join us at the RISE & STARS Community Center every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. while we prepare delicious meals on a SNAP budget.Our weekly cooking class will emphasize:​Meal planningNutrition educationMinimum preparation timeInspiration and pro...

Housing Waiting List Status

    • Affordable Housing

    • Cougar Homes 3 & 4 Bedroom Wait List

      • Cougar Homes 3 Bedroom – Wait List Closed
      • Cougar Homes 4 Bedroom – Wait List Closed

    • Seniors Wait Lists

    • Arbor Ridge – Wait List Closed

    • 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 Closed

    • 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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