The Section 8 program at Vancouver Housing Authority includes both Housing Choice Vouchers and Project Based Vouchers. Both vouchers help low-income families to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing. Families pay between 33% and 50% of their income for rent.

Housing Choice Vouchers

Housing Choice (or Tenant Choice) vouchers allow a family to choose the neighborhood and unit they wish to live in. Housing Choice vouchers include Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers for veterans, Family Unification Program (FUP) vouchers for families with children in Foster Care as well as youth aging out of foster care, and vouchers targeted to homeless school children and homeless persons who participate in Health Home medical care coordination.

You can apply for a Housing Choice Voucher by referral only. Please see Applying for Section 8 Housing for more information.

Project Based Vouchers

Project Based Vouchers (PBV) provide housing in a particular unit. Project Based Vouchers have locations throughout Clark County. There are no restrictions on who may apply for Project Based Vouchers, but elderly or disabled persons and families with children who are not receiving any type of rental assistance are given preference on the wait list. Please see Apply for Housing for more information.

If you are homeless or a victim of domestic violence, please see our information about emergency housing.

Section 8 Hours

Section 8 has different business hours than other departments. Visitors are seen by appointment only, except for during walk-in hours:

- Document dropoff only
- No visits or calls

Emergency housing

If you are currently homeless and need emergency shelter, please call the Council for the Homeless Housing Solutions:


Address change?

If you have already applied for a housing program, please make sure that we always have your current mailing address. Mail returned by the Post Office will cause your name to be removed from the waitlist. You may update your address through the Applicant Portal or by:

  1. Download and print the Update Form for Assisted Housing
  2. Complete the form
  3. Mail the completed form to 2500 Main Street #100, Vancouver, WA 98660-2697

Section 8 Housing Map