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REQUEST FOR SUB BIDS - SKYLINE CREST APARTMENTS
Renovation of an existing apartment complex consisting of 138 units in 55 buildings. The project scope includes full exterior envelope replacement, exterior building pgrades, storm and sewer upgrades, site improvements and extensive interior finish and mechanical and electrical upgrades.
Request for Proposals (RFP) and Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) - Rental Subsidy Program
The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) is seeking proposals from developers and/or owners of multifamily rental properties to participate in a locally-created rental subsidy program. The local program will “buy-down” rents at a market rate apartment property (not subsidized or receiving tax credits) so that the units within the complex that are designated by the owner will become affordable for, and only available to, households at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI). If selected, an owner would receive funds from the VHA to offset the amount the project would require to reduce apartment rents to reach the affordable level.
A pre-proposal meeting will be held on Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of Vancouver Housing Authority at 2500 Main, Vancouver, WA. All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting in order to ensure that the terms of the RFP/NOFA are fully understood.
The RFP/NOFA is available for download here, or at the VHA Reception Desk, 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660.
Applications for the first round review are due by no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 19, 2015 and should be submitted to:
Vancouver Housing Authority
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The Federal Trade Commission and HUD partner to increase awareness of Section 8 Scam Websites.
Section 8 scammers cheat people seeking housing
If you are looking for Section 8 housing assistance, here’s something you need to know: scammers have made websites that look like registration sites for Section 8 waiting list lotteries. If you pay a fee or give your personal information, the scammers will take it. And you won’t be on a real Section 8 waiting list. In fact, there is no fee to register for a Section 8 waiting list. See the complete Section 8 Scammers article here.
1st Street Apartments is now open for Leasing
1st Street Apartments is now open for Leasing
Roy Heikkala appointed as Commissioner for the Vancouver Housing Authority
Roy Heikkala has been appointed as a commissioner for the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) by Mayor Timothy Leavitt. He was sworn in at the regular meeting of the VHA board on Thursday, February 26 by VHA General Counsel Ted Gathe. Commissioner Heikkala replaces Ron Kawamoto who retired from the VHA board in October.
Mr. Heikkala was born and raised in Vancouver. He owns Rite Menter Investments, Inc., which provides development consulting and project management services. He has a 40-year background in commercial, industrial, and residential construction as a general contractor, project manager, and as a development consultant. He has served on the Vancouver Planning Commission, the Parks Foundation of Clark County, the Vancouver Clark Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, and the Hough Foundation. He is a graduate of University of Portland, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance, and received his Master of Business Administration degree from Portland State University, with an emphasis in Finance and Real Estate.
Mr. Heikkala joins five other commissioners: Board Chair Art Miles, Vice Chair Lloyd Halverson, Commissioners Joan Caley, Greg Kimsey, and Evelyn Hallett.
The VHA manages the federally-subsidized Low-Rent Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher programs in Vancouver and Clark County, serving more than 3,000 households. VHA also owns and/or manages more than 2,600 units of affordable housing throughout Clark County.
VHA 2015 Moving to Work Annual Plan Approved by HUD
Bridgeview Early Childhood Development Program
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Business Roster Solicitation
RENT REFORM PROGRAM NOW IN EFFECT
Beginning June 1, 2013, Vancouver Housing Authority assumes a minimum income of at least $9,000 per year for each work-able member of a household living in Low-Rent Public Housing or receiving a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher. Learn more about this program on the Rent Reform page.
ATTENTION PRIVATE DEVELOPERS/INVESTORS
VHA welcomes proposals from private developers/investors for the sale, master lease with option to purchase, or other disposition to VHA, of new or existing multifamily developments in Clark County, Washington. Preferred proposals will be for developments of between 120 and 180 units, located in employment growth areas and/or areas with a shortage of decent, safe and affordable housing. Proposals should include a description of the development in sufficient detail to permit VHA to evaluate the feasibility of operating the development to provide housing to low- and moderate-income persons. Please address inquiries to Development Director.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE VHA?
The VHA is starting an e-newsletter, Housing Matters, with the first issue planned for March of 2013. The quarterly newsletter will keep you updated about VHA programs, new intiatives, and other important information. When you subscribe to the newsletter, you will also receive the VHA's annual Report to the Community. To subscribe to the newsletter and annual report, please provide your email address in the following link:
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