From The Columbian:
Vancouver Housing Authority looks to change the state’s definition of affordable housing. Currently under state law affordable rental housing means costs (including utilities) do not exceed 30 percent of a household’s monthly income.
This definition, however, doesn’t jibe with how much the housing authority asks its Section 8 subsidized rent tenants to contribute toward housing costs and that could be problematic, the housing authority said.
Read The Columbian's article "Vancouver Housing Authority to urge state to redefine affordable housing," featuring the Vancouver Housing Authority.