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Rhododendron Place

Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) is  accepting applications for project based vouchers at Rhododendron Place. Rhododendron Place is an apartment building of 30 studio units located at 9006 NE 15th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington. The property is anticipated to be ready for occupancy September 15, 2019. Rents will be based on 35% of the household’s income.

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Applications will be selected  through a random lottery.   The date and time you return the application will not matter.

Applicants must be homeless and  clients of Columbia River Mental Health (CRMH). To apply you must be receiving services from Columbia River Mental Health and will need a referral code from CRMH. If you are a client of CRMH, please contact Dorit Riser 360-737-3551

Applicants must have income less than 30% of Area Median Income for their family size. For a family of one, the limit is $18,450 and for a family of two, this limit is $21,000. 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.

  • You must be a client of Columbia River Mental Health and have  a  referral code from them.
  • 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 If we send you mail and it is returned by the Post Office your name will be withdrawn from the waitlist.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 have mail delivered to the Day Center. ON the application, please enter your mailing address as

c/o 2018 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661

If you use the Day Center to receive your mail you will need to remember to check the Day Center regularly to see if you have received mail.

  • 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 PortalApplicant 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 writingtell 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 portalapplicant 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 waitlistapply 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 aboveinformation 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.