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Online Waiting List Pre-Application

To complete the application process you will need the following information. You may find it helpful to gather the information before beginning the application.

  • Name, date of birth and social security number for all family members
  • Income information for all family members.
  • Have paper and pen handy to write down your confirmation number when you have completed the application.
  • Please enter all information carefully. Double check social security numbers and name spelling as they will be used to find your record in the future.

This portal is for submitting new applications. If you have already applied for a waitlist, a second application will not be accepted. The information you give us on this application will not change any other application. If you have applied for other Vancouver Housing Authority waitlists and want to update your application, please visit our applicant page on our website www.vhausa.com.

Applications are accepted online anytime the waitlist is open. You will receive a confirmation number at the end of the application process to confirm we have received your application. Please keep this confirmation number. Your application does not guarantee placement on a waitlist, you will be notified by mail if your application cannot be accepted.

Within 30 days you will receive a confirmation by mail that you have been added to the waitlist. While you are waiting for housing assistance we may send you information or we may send you requests for information by mail. If you do not respond to a request or if your mail is returned by the post office, your name will be removed from the waiting list.

Please be certain to let us know whenever your mailing address changes. It is not enough to file a change of address with the post office. Please also notify us within 10 days if you have a change of phone number, income or family size. All changes must be made in writing. Please include your social security number on any correspondence.

You may get a waitlist update form to change your address or family information by visiting the applicant page on our website www.vhausa.com. You can also get to our Applicant Portal from the website. In the Applicant Portal you can find information about which waitlists you are on, where you are on the waitlist and what information we have for you in our records.

When your name comes to the top of the waiting list you will be notified by mail.


All programs have the following requirements for admission. Certain programs or properties may have additional restrictions.

  • Head of household must be at least 18 years of age at the time of this pre-application or an emancipated minor by a court of competent jurisdiction, consistent with Washington law.
  • The Household's annual income must not exceed income limits.
  • Applicant and all adult members of the family must pass a criminal background check.
  • Applicant and all members of the family must document that they have social security numbers or certify that they do not have social security numbers.
  • At least one member of the applicant family must be a citizen or legal immigrant.
  • If Applicant or any member of the family owes rent or other amounts to VHA or any housing authority, they will not be admitted.
  • Persons who are denied admission because of income, background or debt to a PHA have the opportunity for an administrative review at the time they are denied.

Vancouver Housing Authority is committed to providing full and equal access to our programs to all persons regardless of disability. If you or anyone in your family is a person with disabilities, and your disability requires a specific accommodation in order to complete this application, please contact David Overbay at 360-993-9533 or by email at doverbay@vhausa.com.

The Vancouver Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation in the access to, admission into, or employment in, housing programs or activities.

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