Rendering of Meriwether Place

Meriwether Place

Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) will begin accepting applications on May 2 for 15 project based vouchers at Meriwether Place on May 2, 2018. Meriwether Place is an apartment building of 30 studio units located at 6221 E Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, Washington. The property is anticipated to be ready for occupancy July 2018.

Applications will be selected  through a random lottery.   The date and time you return the application will not matter. Applications will be accepted starting May 2. The first lottery drawing from the waitlist will be on or after May 16, 2018.

Applicants must be homeless and in need of behavioral health services from Lifeline Connections or Community Service Northwest (CSNW). To apply you will need a referral code from Lifeline or CSNW. To receive a referral code, please contact Community Services Northwest Housing Department at 360-831-0904 or Lifeline Connections at 360-644-4099 or 360-397-8246 x7432.

Applicants must have income less than 30% of Area Median Income for their family size. For a family of one, the limit is $17,100 and for a family of two, this limit is $19,950. Because these are studio units, a household may not be larger than two people. Applicants will be subject to background checks and approval by the property management company.

What do I need to apply?

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.

  • A referral code from Community Services Northwest or Lifeline Connections. 
  • 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 entire household
  • A mailing address. You must have an address where we can send mail. If we send you mail and it is returned by the Post Office your name will be withdrawn from the waitlist.
    • 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 to pick up your mail from SHARE at least once every two weeks. SHARE will only hold mail for 14 days. You can pick up mail at Share House 1115 W 13th St Vancouver WA 98660 M-F 11:30am-1pm.
  • 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. The waitlist will remain open indefinitely. Future drawings will be held as needed. This means that 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.

After you apply

Three weeks after you apply you should create an account in our Applicant Portal. You must 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.

What if I do not 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.

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How will I know if my application is accepted?

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 360-993-9528.

Do I have to live in Clark County to apply?

No, as long as you receive a referral from Lifeline Connections or Community Services NW. The application is only for assistance at Meriwether Place and you will need to live there to use it.

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 360-993-9528 for assistance during normal business hours. Please expect to leave a message and receive a return call within one week.

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 360-993-9528 during normal business hours. Please expect to leave a message and receive a return call.

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 360-993-9528 during normal business hours. Please expect to leave a message and receive a return call.

If I fill out the application, am I sure to get Housing Assistance?

No, an application will just give you a place  on the wait list.

Apply

If you have read the Meriwether Place Wait List FAQ 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.

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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.