You can learn more about all the VHA programs through the publications listed below.
Moving to Work Plans and Reports
The Vancouver Housing Authority has been designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a 'high-performing agency' based on management performance. In 1999, HUD invited the VHA to become a Moving to Work agency. Moving to Work is a pilot project that seeks ways to increase the cost effectiveness of federal housing assistance. As one of a select group of housing authorities in the United States deregulated by the Moving to Work program, the VHA is required to submit two policy documents annually to HUD.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
VHA provides accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities.
Clark County is a diverse community that includes people that do not speak English as their first language. Vancouver Housing Authority's Limited English Proficiency (LEP) policy is in place to ensure that everyone has access to information even if they do not speak English very well.
Voucher Program (Section 8) Policy Documents
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. VAWA protections are not only available to women, but are available equally to all individuals regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
The Vancouver Housing Authority provides certain protections for applicants and tenants who are or have been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
You can view a notice that explains your rights under VAWA here: 5380 Notice of Occupancy Rights under VAWA
You can fill out this form to show that you are or have been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and that you wish to use your rights under VAWA: 5382 Certification Form
This form explains the VHA’s emergency transfer plan for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking: 5381 Emergency Transfer Plan
This form is used to request an emergency transfer: 5383 Emergency Transfer Request