Vancouver seeks community volunteer to serve on Vancouver Housing Authority Board

The six-member volunteer board is appointed by the mayor to establish policy for the operation of VHA’s low-income rental housing assistance programs and properties in Clark County.

VANCOUVER – The city of Vancouver is seeking people with an interest in affordable, accessible housing to fill a current vacancy on the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) Board of Commissioners. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Mon., July 5.

The six-member volunteer board is appointed by the mayor to establish policy for the operation of VHA’s low-income rental housing assistance programs and properties in Clark County.  Commissioners play a critical role in fulfilling VHA’s mission to provide opportunities to people who experience barriers to housing because of income, disability or special needs.

Regular VHA board meetings are held from 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Thursday of the month, with preceding executive sessions often starting at 8 a.m. Meetings are typically held at the VHA office at 2500 Main St., Vancouver. Occasionally, the chair of the board calls special meetings and work sessions with 48 hours advance notice. Commissioners can call in to meetings if necessary.

State law requires that applicants not be landlords with rental assistance contracts or a vendor, individual or developer currently doing business with the VHA. Applicants must also be available for interviews with VHA officials on July 14, and Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle on July 29.

This is a mid-term appointment expiring in February 2022, with the potential for reappointment to a full, five-year term.

Applications can be submitted online at www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request a paper application or additional information, contact the city’s Boards and Commissions Coordinator at Vancouver City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, bc_coordinator@cityofvancouver.us or (360) 487-8600.

Learn more about the VHA Board of Commissioners at https://vhausa.org/about-vha/board-of-commissioners.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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