Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) will accept applications for Project Based Vouchers in 1-3 bedroom units at VHA Apartment Homes scattered throughout Clark County. Applications will only be accepted online.
Who Can Apply
At least one person in the household must be a US citizen or legal resident. Applicants cannot be currently living in subsidized housing. Preference is given to applicants who are elderly, disabled, or families with children. Household income must meet the guidelines below.
persons in family
50% Income Limit 1 $26,150 2 $29,900 3 $33,650 4 $37,350 5 $40,350 6 $43,350 7 $46,350
Please make sure you have the following before you apply. The waitlist application does not allow you to save a partially completed application. If you have to leave the application before you finish it, your changes will not be saved and you will have to start the application over.
- Full name and social security number for ALL family members.
If any family member is NOT a legal resident and does not have a social security number, please contact us at 993-9528 for an alternate ID.
- Monthly income for the household
- A mailing address.
You must have an address where we can send mail. If you do not have a permanent address you can use SHARE's Post Office Box. The address is Your Name, PO Box 1209, Vancouver, WA 98666. If you use SHARE's PO Box, you are responsible for picking up mail from SHARE. You can pick up mail at Share House 1115 W 13th St Vancouver WA 98660 M-F 11:30-1
- A piece of paper and pen or pencil.
You will need these to write down a confirmation number that you will get at the end of the application process. This confirmation number will be proof that you have applied. VHA staff will not be able to retrieve this confirmation number for you, please write it down or print the page it appears on.
How to Apply
You can only apply online. Paper applications will not be available. All applicants will be chosen for the waitlist by lottery. Applying early does not give you a better chance of being drawn. Everyone who applies will have the opportunity to be drawn in a future lottery.
We know you have questions, and we have answered the most common questions for you. Please read the frequently asked questions (FAQs) before you apply.
What if I don't have internet access?
We have partnered with local agencies to provide internet access. Please check our list of names, addresses and available hours to find the place that is the best fit for you.
How will I know if my application is accepted?
You may create an account through the Applicant Portal website to view your status. No more than 15 days after you apply, you will be able to check the status of your application on our applicant portal. If, after 15 days, you do not find your application in the applicant portal, you may call 360-993-9544.
Do I have to live in Clark County to apply?
No, however, if you receive a Project Based Voucher you can only use it at VHA Apartment Homes.
Can I apply more than once?
No. You can make only one application to this waitlist. You may apply to more than one waitlist at a time.
How do I know if you got my application?
At the end of the application process, you will receive a confirmation number. Please write down this confirmation number or print the page. This is your proof that you applied. VHA staff will not be able to retrieve this number for you.
What if I am having trouble completing the application?
You can call VHA at 360-993-9544 for assistance during normal business hours. Call volumes may be high, and it is unlikely someone will be able to help you immediately. Please expect to leave a message and receive a return call before the end of the application period.
I have a disability and need assistance.
If you have a disability that prohibits you being able to complete this application, please call the VHA at 360-993-9544 during normal business hours. Please expect to leave a message and receive a return call before the end of the application period.
Is the application available in other languages?
The application gives you an option to view it in Spanish or Russian in addition to English. If you need assistance completing the application in a language other than English, Spanish or Russian, please contact the Housing Authority at 360-993-9544 during normal business hours. Please expect to leave a message and receive return a call before the end of the application period.
If I fill out the application am I sure to get Housing Assistance?
No, an application will just give you a chance to be in the lottery to be placed on a wait list.
Why a lottery instead of date and time order?
A lottery gives everyone an equal chance to be placed on the waitlist whether they apply the first day of the open period or the last day.
If you have read the FAQs and are ready to apply, please complete the online waiting list application. You will need a pen or pencil and paper so you can write down your confirmation number. You will also need the information listed above to complete the application. If you stop at any point, the information you have entered will not be saved, and you will need to begin again.
Want a printable version of the VHA Apartment Homes Wait List information?
After downloading this PDF document, you will need the Adobe reader to view it. Adobe reader can be downloaded free at www.adobe.com.
After you apply
Three weeks after you apply you should create an account in our Applicant Portal. You should to log-in to the portal once every twelve months. If you do not log-in, you could be removed from the waitlist. The Portal also allows you to check which waitlists you are active on and make sure we have your address and household information correctly.
Please be certain to update your address at all times. If your address changes from the information on your application, you must tell us in writing. If we send you mail and it is returned by the post office, your name will be removed from the waitlist. You are responsible keeping your information up to date. You can request we update your information through the Applicant Portal or you can get an update form from our office at 2500 Main St, Vancouver or by calling 360-694-2501.