Creating affordable homeownership opportunities in Clark County
Vancouver Housing Authority and the VHA nonprofit Vancouver Affordable Housing partnered with local nonprofit organizations to create the Clark County Affordable Homeownership Program (CCAHP). This partnership formed to address the difficulties faced by first-time homebuyers entering the housing market — namely, the high median value of homes and the lack of affordably priced inventory available for households earning less than 80% of the area’s median income.
The goal of CCAHP is to enter into agreements with residential builders to sell newly constructed homes to households receiving program assistance. We anticipate availability of homes during the first quarter of 2024.
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, Proud Ground and the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) will offer homeownership preparation counseling with a goal of providing a path forward to secure a loan to purchase a home. Habitat, Proud Ground and NAYA will also work with available down-payment assistance programs to improve the likelihood of success in becoming a homeowner. Services of CCAHP will be limited to households that earn below 80% of the area’s median income and want to purchase in Clark County.
At present, CCAHP is establishing an interest list for households that want to be contacted when CCAHP services are available. It is anticipated that housing counseling services will become available late summer 2023 to prepare households for purchasing in 2024. If you are interested, please provide contact information so we can inform you of upcoming services to start your journey to becoming a homeowner. Please identify your interest in working with Habitat, Proud Ground or NAYA. All agencies use homeownership training and down-payment programs that meet requirements for the down-payment assistance.
Use the links below to fill out an interest survey!
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP AGAIN.
Information sessions with Proud Ground
About the African American Alliance for Homeownership
AAAH is a Portland-based nonprofit providing first-time homebuyer and foreclosure prevention services. Its services help individuals and families to obtain, maintain, sustain and retain homeownership.
About Columbia Credit Union
Columbia Credit Union is a community-minded financial institution easing barriers for local residents to put down roots through free education classes, accessible financing, and down payment assistance. From application to homeownership, Columbia Credit Union experts will offer step-by-step guidance through commission-approved Home Advantage, EnergySPARK and House Key Opportunity loan programs in 2024.
About Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
About the Native American Youth and Family Center
Founded by the community, for the community, NAYA is a family of numerous tribes and voices who are rooted in sustaining tradition and building cultural wealth. NAYA’s homeownership program provides culturally specific homeownership coaching, education and programming that will help you plan to buy, and plan to keep, your home. The program works to increase homeownership opportunities for the Portland metro area’s urban Native community and close the Native homeownership gap.
About Proud Ground
Through a community land trust model, Proud Ground creates permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The nonprofit’s vision is a livable, equitable and economically viable community where every family has access to affordable homes in the community of their choice.
About Vancouver Housing Authority
Vancouver Housing Authority is a public agency providing housing opportunities in Clark County to people who experience barriers because of income, disability, or special needs. It is our goal to fulfill that mission in an environment which preserves personal dignity and in a manner which maintains the public trust.