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The county's HOME Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan Program gives $923,819 to the Vancouver Housing Authority for the development of Weaver Creek Commons, an 80-unit low-income rental complex in Battle Ground.

Federal aid may boost Battle Ground housing project

The county's HOME Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan Program gives $923,819 to the Vancouver Housing Authority for the development of Weaver Creek Commons, an 80-unit low-income rental complex in Battle Ground.

November 22, 2022, 5:03pm Business

In 2021, the Vancouver Housing Authority applied for state funding for Weaver Creek Commons, an 80-unit low-income rental complex in Battle Ground. The authority didn’t receive funding, delaying development. Read story

River City Church offers free Thanksgiving meal

November 22, 2022, 5:58am Churches & Religion

River City Church is hosting a free, nontraditional Thanksgiving dinner of tamales, beans and rice Thursday at 2400 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. The event is open to all. Read story

Pablo Rodriguez, who escaped Cuba as a child with his family and is now experiencing homelessness in Vancouver, crosses the street while helping to clean litter, graffiti, signs and stickers downtown on a Monday afternoon. Rodriguez currently works part time at Vancouver's Downtown Association keeping the downtown area in top condition.

‘A learning experience’: U.S. Army veteran coming back from homelessness in Vancouver

Pablo Rodriguez, who escaped Cuba as a child with his family and is now experiencing homelessness in Vancouver, crosses the street while helping to clean litter, graffiti, signs and stickers downtown on a Monday afternoon. Rodriguez currently works part time at Vancouver's Downtown Association keeping the downtown area in top condition.

November 21, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Pablo Rodriguez has endured enough life battles to make anyone bitter. He escaped his home country of Cuba as a young boy, served in the Army for five years of active duty and slept on the streets of Vancouver after becoming homeless earlier this year. Read story

Stella Kirkman, left, and James Donahue talk in the lobby of Miles Terrace, a low-income housing complex for seniors developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority.

Fine line between housed, homeless for many in Clark County

Stella Kirkman, left, and James Donahue talk in the lobby of Miles Terrace, a low-income housing complex for seniors developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority.

November 20, 2022, 6:05am Business

When it comes to finding affordable housing, Vancouver resident Stella Kirkman feels like she got lucky. Read story

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle tests out some of the new playground equipment at Columbia Heights affordable housing complex during its grand opening on Wednesday afternoon.

Partnerships, policies offer housing solutions for Clark County

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle tests out some of the new playground equipment at Columbia Heights affordable housing complex during its grand opening on Wednesday afternoon.

November 20, 2022, 6:04am Business

Despite the challenges, some developers are successfully mobilizing resources to create affordable housing units in Clark County. Regional nonprofit affordable housing developer Mercy Housing Northwest opened Columbia Heights in August, an affordable complex in Vancouver providing housing for 69 low-income families. Read story

Construction continues on the Riverside Townhomes, as seen Monday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2022.

Clark County home prices decline, but supply remains limited

Construction continues on the Riverside Townhomes, as seen Monday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2022.

November 20, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County’s average home price continued to trend downward last month, providing a ray of hope for prospective homebuyers. But low inventory, declining sales and increased mortgage rates continue to make for a weakening housing market. Read story

Daddy D's Southern Style BBQ owner Donnie Vercher, left, joins volunteers Chase Alderman and Michael Campbell as they prepare smoked turkey on Friday afternoon. The trio helped make free Thanksgiving meals to feed 3,000 people in 2020.

‘Everyone Welcome’: Where to find a free Thanksgiving meal in Clark County

Daddy D's Southern Style BBQ owner Donnie Vercher, left, joins volunteers Chase Alderman and Michael Campbell as they prepare smoked turkey on Friday afternoon. The trio helped make free Thanksgiving meals to feed 3,000 people in 2020.

November 18, 2022, 6:07am Clark County News

With Thanksgiving Day less than a week away, organizations and individuals throughout Clark County are preparing to serve food to and create community for those in need. Read story

Veterans Ron Powers, from left, Ron Fryer and Mike Stacey walk on property for a proposed micro-home village for female veterans off Northeast St. James Road in December 2016.

Project to house Clark County’s homeless women veterans relaunches

Veterans Ron Powers, from left, Ron Fryer and Mike Stacey walk on property for a proposed micro-home village for female veterans off Northeast St. James Road in December 2016.

November 16, 2022, 6:11am Clark County News

Nearly six years after Ron Fryer made plans to build Veterans Village, a development for homeless female veterans, the project is back on track. Read story

Fruit Valley Terrace, a tiny home village for people exiting homelessness, opened in 2021 through a partnership between Wolf Industries and Community Roots Collaborative. The organizations are planning to partner again to build cottage cluster homes in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood.

Nonprofit putting down roots, this time in central Vancouver

Fruit Valley Terrace, a tiny home village for people exiting homelessness, opened in 2021 through a partnership between Wolf Industries and Community Roots Collaborative. The organizations are planning to partner again to build cottage cluster homes in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood.

November 14, 2022, 6:05am Business

Modular homebuilder Wolf Industries is teaming up again with nonprofit tiny homes developer Community Roots Collaborative for a proposed project to build cottage cluster homes in Vancouver’s Ogden neighborhood at 8005 N.E. 32nd St. Read story

Matrix Roof and Home roofers Alfredo Mendoza, left, and Jorge Gutierrez, second from right, lend a hand as construction continues on the roof of a low-income senior, Lynn, on Wednesday morning. The roof repair enables Lynn to stay in her home after receiving a cease-and-desist notice in September demanding she repair her failed roof within five days.

Community mobilizes to keep woman in Vancouver mobile home

Matrix Roof and Home roofers Alfredo Mendoza, left, and Jorge Gutierrez, second from right, lend a hand as construction continues on the roof of a low-income senior, Lynn, on Wednesday morning. The roof repair enables Lynn to stay in her home after receiving a cease-and-desist notice in September demanding she repair her failed roof within five days.

November 10, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

In late September, Lynn, a senior citizen who lives on less than $1,000 a month, received a cease-and-desist notice from an attorney representing the Vancouver mobile home park where she has lived for more than 25 years. Read story