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INVITATION FOR BIDS - Project 201407 – Pinewood Terrace Exterior Upgrade
The Vancouver Housing Authority is bidding Project 201407 – Pinewood Terrace Exterior Upgrade and will accept bids until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014
Work consists of siding, roofing, gutters, exterior paint, concrete and playground.  A pre bid meeting will take place at the site, 1509 Kauffman Ave., Vancouver WA 98660 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Download the Invitation to Bid for Project 201407 here.

 

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS  - Environmental Services
To Establish a Roster for Upcoming Projects
Deadline July 25, 2014

Download the Environmental Services RFQ.

 

INVITATION FOR BIDS - Project 201327 – Columbia House Office Renovation
The Vancouver Housing Authority is bidding Project 201327 – Columbia House Office Renovation and will accept bids until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014
A MANDATORY walk through will take place at the site, 130 W. 24 St., Vancouver WA  98660 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Download the Invitation to Bid for Project 201327 here.

 

INVITATION FOR BIDS - Project 201403 - Skyline ADA Upgrades
Bid due date 3:00 p.m. July 9, 2014
BIDDING DOCUMENTS AT J2 BLUEPRINT
8100 NE St. Johns Vancouver 360-696-1861   j2b.com
Contractors that attended the mandatory walk-through:

Team Construction, Steve Palomaki     360-699-1477     spalomaki@teamconstruction.com

Richart Family, Rick Richart     360-574-5859    
rickr@richartbuilders.com

Western Construction, Patrick Gallagher     360-601-7924     pgallagher@westernconstruction.com

Integrity Structures, Michael Gage     360-694-2552      mgage@integritystructuresllc.com

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Construction and Tax Credit Financing for Lincoln Place Apartments
Vancouver Affordable Housing, in partnership with the Vancouver Housing Authority, is seeking financing proposals for construction and tax credit financing for the Lincoln Place Apartments project, a 30 unit, permanent housing project for homeless individuals.  All details regarding the project and RFP timelines and requirements can be found at the following website:

http://clients.sbclarkinc.com/vha-lincolnplace-rfp/

 

2014 Moving to Work Annual Plan Approveby HUD
2014 Moving to Work Annual Plan

 

OPENING FOR VHA RESIDENT COMMISSIONER-
CITY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR VANCOUVER HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD VACANCY

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.
Regular meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, with executive sessions often beginning at 8 a.m., customarily at VHA office-2500 Main Street. Occasionally, the chair of the board calls special meetings and work sessions with a forty-eight hour notice, and from time to time meetings are held elsewhere.

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, alexis.bafus@cityofvancouver.us.  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.

Resident Commissioner Application Form

 

60 Minutes Story About Fighting Homelessness with Housing First
Giving apartments to the chronically homeless can save taxpayer dollars, advocates say. Anderson Cooper reports on the 100,000 Homes Campaign, an innovative approach to fighting homelessness.

 

Bridgeview Early Childhood Development Program
Vancouver Housing Authority is partnering with nonprofit Bridgeview Housing, Vancouver Public Schools and ESD 112 on a program to help children prepare to be successful in kindergarten and school. The Bridgeview Early Childhood Development Program is for children ages 2-5 who live in VHA subsidized housing. The program is sponsored by grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington. Residents can learn more about the program by calling 360-992-0204. You can also learn more by viewing the video below.

Bridgeview Early Childhood Development Program Video

 

Lincoln Place

LINCOLN PLACE
Lincoln Place is a community partnership to identify, engage, house and support the people in our community who have been homeless the longest and utilize the most resources. Modeled on the harm reduction/housing first model, Lincoln Place will provide permanent, stable housing as the first priority, while also providing the support services necessary to insure an individual’s maximum opportunity for overcoming homelessness.

Please select the link below to learn more about Lincoln Place.

Lincoln Place Information Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions About Lincoln Place

Learn more about Lincoln Place on the Lincoln Place Development page

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Replacement Public Housing Units - Update Oct. 16, 2013
The Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver is seeking responses for designation of affordable housing units as public housing.   A copy of the RFP can be obtained by contacting the Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver at 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, WA. 9866o, by calling 360.993.9500, or by selecting the link below. First round of reviews will begin 11/7/13. 

RFP for Replacement PH Units - Update October 16, 2013

 

Affordable Health Care
Learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov.
Find out more about health plans in the state of Washington at www.wahealthplanfinder.org.

 

Business Roster Solicitation
The VHA is soliciting low-income businesses in Clark County to include in its roster of Section 3 businesses.  The Section 3 program provides opportunities for qualified low-income-owned businesses to receive preference for HUD-funded contracts. The VHA has elected to use the Section 3 preference in all of its contracting.  A business qualifies as Section 3 if owned by VHA residents or; 51% of the ownership is low-income or; 30% of full-time employees are low-income. The VHA has construction and non-construction opportunities.  To see if your business qualifies, please contact Bridgette Fahnbulleh at 992-9556 or email bfahnbulleh@vhausa.com.  Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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 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 scrow@vhausa.com to have the application mailed to your home or click the links below to print application materials.

RAB Description - PDF
RAB Description - Word

RAB Application - PDF
RAB Application - Word

 

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.

Cherry Park Preliminary Application

Physical Disability Forms

 

 

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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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