West Valley Housing Authority

What's New at
West Valley Housing Authority

The affordable housing industry continues to evolve and change, and West Valley Housing Authority (WVHA) changes with it. In an effort to keep our clients as up to date on issues as possible, we have included a number of topics:

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Breaking News

NO MARIJUANA USE (MEDICAL OR OTHERWISE) PERMITTED ON ANY OF WVHA PROPERTIES!

Although the State of Oregon has legalized marijuana, it is still classified as a Schedule I drug under the Federal Controlled Substance Act of 1970. Marijuana is still an illegal substance under Federal Law and WVHA properties are under the Federal Public Housing Program where marijuana use is not permitted at all. Accordingly, despite the change in Oregon law, nothing has changed regarding use of marijuana in our facilities by our tenants.

Do not engage in the use of marijuana on any of WVHA properties or you may be evicted!

WVHA properties are Federally‐funded Programs and marijuana use is still considered use of an illegal substance federally and not permitted. It has been previously determined that the Federal Laws in this situation trump the State Laws and WVHA will be following the Federal Laws for our Federally‐funded Programs.

 

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West Valley Housing Authority
Agency Wide Performance Evaluations

Every year, the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) evaluates both the Public Housing Program and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program against federal standards (minimums) for both programs. As well, an Annual Independent Audit is conducted to evaluate the financial status of WVHA as well as confirming a number of HUD-set program standards. For more information on the outcomes of the most-recent evaluations, click the links below:

#Newsletters Now Available

One of the ways WVHA continues to communicate with clients is through various newsletters. These newsletters contain important information regarding our programs as well as other service providers throughout Polk County. The currently available WVHA newsletters can be viewed through the links below:

#Employment Opportunities with WVHA

In the event there are employment opportunities available with WVHA, you will be able to access the Employment Page by clicking the link(s) below: