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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.

  • 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
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

17 January 2020
Vancouver Housing Authority is soliciting bids for site work, demolition and new construction at our Safechoice shelter.  Bids are due 1:30 p.m. February 6, 2020 .  More information available at
06 November 2019
Learn more about the innovation award recently won by the Bridgeview Resource Center in this Columbian article...
08 May 2019
Notice is hereby given that Vancouver Housing Authority will open the following waitlists on May 15, 2019:  Fort Vancouver located at 2509 Columbia Street, Vancouver WA 98660These 1 bedroom units are in a non-smoking building and are d...
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:  ...

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 Apartments – Open

    • Cherry Park Apartments – Wait List Closed

    • Fort Vancouver – Wait List is Open

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