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2014 Moving to Work Annual Plan Approveby HUD
VHA BOARD MEETING CHANGES FOR APRIL
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 Special Meeting scheduled for May 1, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.and reschedule that meeting to Wednesday, April 30, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the VHA Main Street Board Room. An agenda and packet items will be mailed prior to the meeting.
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 regularly scheduled April 24, 2014 Board of Commissioner meeting, and has called the following Special Meetings: Monday, April 14,2014, from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. for the purpose of discussing and taking action on a the Skyline Crest Disposition Application Amendment. The meeting will be held via Teleconference and, for those that can be in attendance, in the VHA Board Room at 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, WA. The meeting is open to the public. The second Special Meeting will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the VHA Main Street Board Room for regular action items. An agenda and packet items will be mailed prior to the meeting.
OPENING FOR VHA RESIDENT COMMISSIONER-
The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill a mid-term vacancy for a Resident Commissioner on the Vancouver Housing Authority Board. This mid-term appointment would begin immediately and expire February 2018. The candidate must be receiving Section 8 or Public Housing subsidy to be considered.
The six member volunteer board is appointed by the mayor and the Resident Commissioner position is a five year term to establish policy for the operation of various assisted low-income rental housing programs and low-income homeownership programs offered throughout the City and Clark County.
Housing Authority commissioners are identified as public officials under Washington State Law. Therefore, people with personal business conflicts of interest may not be eligible to serve. The following would constitute conflicts of interest: landlords with rental assistance contract, vendors, and leaders or developers doing business with the VHA.
For an application or further information, contact Alexis Bafus at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W 6th St., P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668, or by phone 487.8607, email, email@example.com. You may also apply on-line at: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. Completed applications must be received by the City Manager’s Office by 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON AN AMENDMENT TO VHA’S 2014 MOVING TO WORK PLAN
The VHA is requesting your comments on an amendment to the 2014 Moving to Work (MTW) Plan.
To comment in person and to hear others, please come to the public hearing:
60 Minutes Story About Fighting Homelessness with Housing First
Bridgeview Early Childhood Development Program
Please select the link below to learn more about Lincoln Place.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Replacement Public Housing Units - Update Oct. 16, 2013
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.
2013 Moving to Work Annual Plan
PROPERTIES FOR SALE
The Vancouver Housing Authority has listed for sale Maple Knoll Apartments and a portfolio of small multifamily properties. Click the links below to learn more about these properties.
SW Washington Residential Portfolio - 84 total units, in a blend
Maple Knoll Apartments - 148-unit affordable apartment community.
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:
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 Troy Drawz, Development Director.
RESIDENT VOICES NEEDED!!
Have you ever wondered why the VHA operates the way it does, why it has the rules, regulations and policies it does and wished you could share your ideas about these subjects? Well, now is your opportunity! The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) is recruiting residents for the Resident Advisory Board (RAB). The RAB provides the opportunity for residents to present input to the VHA on matters that affect them, including new policies and plans ~after all, who knows better what you need, what you want and what will assist you and your family the most?
The RAB is made up of Public Housing and Section 8 residents. It meets quarterly on the second Monday of the Month (for 2012 the meetings will be February 13; May 14; August 13 and November 12) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the VHA’s Administrative Offices at 2500 Main Street. Lunch is provided and transportation assistance is available.
We are looking for people who broadly represent the population of the VHA; if you are a Public Housing or Section 8 resident who cares about their housing and wants to make a difference…you are the perfect candidate for the RAB. Contact Syble at 993-9501 or firstname.lastname@example.org to have the application mailed to your home or click the links below to print application materials.
Notice of Waiting List Opening for Cherry Park Apartments, Designated for Persons with Physical Disabilities
Notice is hereby given that the waiting list for the new Cherry Park Apartments of the Vancouver Housing Authority is open immediately. This non-smoking building is designated for person(s) with physical disabilities and comprised of 13 one-bedroom accessible units located at 3200 NE 62nd Avenue, Vancouver, WA. The anticipated date of availability for occupancy is February 2013. You must be 18 years of age or older to be placed on the wait list. Income limit qualifications for a one bedroom unit range from $25,500 for one person to $29,200 for two people. Rents are based on 30% of adjusted household income. Available units will be offered to qualified waiting list applicants based on the date and time of application. Applications are available at the administrative office of the Vancouver Housing Authority located at 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, Washington 98660 during office hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, or on the VHA website at www.vhausa.com, or by calling (360) 993-9575.
SKYLINE CREST VOLUNTARY CONVERSION APPLICATION
Section 18 Demolition Application for Skyline Crest Property Management Office/Warehouse
CAMAS RIDGE APARTMENTS NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
Click here to learn more about the Camas Ridge development.
VHA Annual Report to the Community Each year our annual report profiles the VHA from a different aspect, provides information on current programs and provides a financial report to our community.
For more information about the VHA contact the Community Relations Department at (360) 993-9563.
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