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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.
Notice of Application - Skyline Crest Short Plat
VHA 2015 Moving to Work Annual Plan Approved by HUD
60 Minutes Story About Fighting Homelessness with Housing First
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 Troy Drawz, Development Director.
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.
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