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

12 June 2019
​The Chair of the Board for Vancouver Affordable Housing Nonprofit (VAHN) has set the date of quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors for 11:30 a.m. on June 13, 2019.  The meeting will be held in the VHA Board Room at 2500 Main Street, ...
31 May 2019
A 2019 NAHRO Merit College Scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to a college-bound student in the Pacific Northwest region!  Applicants may also be considered for the National Grand Prize of $5000 and Second Place $2,...
16 May 2019
 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver (VHA) has cancelled the Board of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for May 23, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled...
08 May 2019
Notice is hereby given that Vancouver Housing Authority will open the following waitlists on May 15, 2019:  Caples Terrace located at 500 Omaha Way, Vancouver WA 98661 will open for occupancy in July 2019.These studio, 1 and 2 bedroom ...

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 Shared Unit – Closed

    • Cherry Park Apartments – Wait List Closed

    • Fort Vancouver – Wait List is Open

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