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Stories by Kelsey Turner

Columbian staff reporter

Vancouver police Officer Tyler Chavers, a member of the city's Homeless Assistance and Resources Team, photographs an illegal encampment in downtown Vancouver in December after asking the inhabitants to move to sanctioned locations.

Is homelessness a threat to public safety in Clark County?

Vancouver police Officer Tyler Chavers, a member of the city's Homeless Assistance and Resources Team, photographs an illegal encampment in downtown Vancouver in December after asking the inhabitants to move to sanctioned locations.

April 16, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

For months, AllRisk Auto Insurance struggled with homelessness on its doorstep. Read story

Clark County's housing market is heating up compared to previous months, but low inventory and high interest rates are still presenting challenges for first-time homebuyers.

Clark County home sales, listings surge in March, still more buyers than sellers

Clark County's housing market is heating up compared to previous months, but low inventory and high interest rates are still presenting challenges for first-time homebuyers.

April 10, 2023, 5:15pm Business

Clark County’s housing market is heating up. Jumps in new listings and sales activity in March show homebuyers are making moves this spring — a typically busy season for buying. Read story

Lyle Rinearson of Walsh Construction, left, talks with Scott Davidson of the Vancouver Housing Authority as they tour the roof at Fourth Plain Community Commons, a low-income development with environmentally friendly features in compliance with Washington's energy code. The white roof cuts down on the heat dome and keeps the building from overheating in the summer.

Affordable housing vs. Climate: Code creates clash of crises in Clark County

Lyle Rinearson of Walsh Construction, left, talks with Scott Davidson of the Vancouver Housing Authority as they tour the roof at Fourth Plain Community Commons, a low-income development with environmentally friendly features in compliance with Washington's energy code. The white roof cuts down on the heat dome and keeps the building from overheating in the summer.

April 9, 2023, 6:06am Business

The grim news in late March that the Earth is on target to heat up by another 2.7 degrees in the next decade is adding to the challenges of a seemingly separate crisis: housing and homelessness. Read story

Volunteer Doug Corso, with hat, joins construction coordinator Jess Reynolds in November 2022 at Evergreen Habitat for Humanity's Johnson Village, a subdivision in east Vancouver that will house nine low-income families.

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity gets $468K state grant amid rising costs of east Vancouver project

Volunteer Doug Corso, with hat, joins construction coordinator Jess Reynolds in November 2022 at Evergreen Habitat for Humanity's Johnson Village, a subdivision in east Vancouver that will house nine low-income families.

April 8, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

Construction of Johnson Village homes boosted by $468K state grant Read story

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State dashboard shows Clark County overdose deaths doubled between 2016 and 2021

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April 7, 2023, 6:06am Clark County Health

An opioid and drug overdose dashboard launched last week by the Washington State Department of Health shows overdose deaths in Clark County doubled between 2016 and 2021, rising from 58 to 117 deaths. Read story

Access Architecture is designing Lincoln Place II, a Vancouver Housing Authority permanent supportive housing development that will connect to the authority's Lincoln Place complex.

Vancouver architecture firm specializes in homes that heal

Access Architecture is designing Lincoln Place II, a Vancouver Housing Authority permanent supportive housing development that will connect to the authority's Lincoln Place complex.

March 31, 2023, 6:03am Business

When designing buildings, Access Architecture principal and founder Brendan Sanchez thinks holistically. What does a building sound like? What does it feel like? What emotions does it evoke? Read story

The Meridian, a 46-unit permanent supportive housing complex in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood, opened last summer for people exiting homelessness. Residents are encouraged, but not required, to use its on-site services.

Permanent supportive housing is one answer to Clark County homelessness

The Meridian, a 46-unit permanent supportive housing complex in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood, opened last summer for people exiting homelessness. Residents are encouraged, but not required, to use its on-site services.

March 26, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

It took Troy Leichner a while to stop collecting things. Read story

Proposed cottage homes could provide some missing middle housing in Clark County

March 24, 2023, 2:21pm Business

A proposed development in unincorporated Clark County could provide middle housing for 60 families. Read story

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Houngming Christopher, left, and her husband, Ronald, look over unpaid bills for their rental property, half of a duplex occupied by a family of five. The Christophers are owed thousands of dollars in rent and don't know where to turn. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Clark County’s small landlords: Pandemic has been tough on us, too

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Houngming Christopher, left, and her husband, Ronald, look over unpaid bills for their rental property, half of a duplex occupied by a family of five. The Christophers are owed thousands of dollars in rent and don't know where to turn. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

March 16, 2023, 6:00am Business

Ronald and Houngming Christopher started renting out half of their duplex in Vancouver’s Cascade Highlands neighborhood five years ago, thinking it would be a good way to supplement their Social Security income. Read story

Workers from Share's Talkin' Trash program clean up a pile of rubbish Monday afternoon in Vancouver's Lincoln neighborhood. The program's staff removed 267 tons of trash last year from sites around Vancouver.

Share Talkin’ Trash program offers steppingstone out of homelessness

Workers from Share's Talkin' Trash program clean up a pile of rubbish Monday afternoon in Vancouver's Lincoln neighborhood. The program's staff removed 267 tons of trash last year from sites around Vancouver.

March 15, 2023, 6:01am Clark County News

Tony Colin describes himself as a coach. Out daily with his five-person team, he gives them tips to improve their technique and stay healthy. Read story