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Winter shelters open in Clark County

November 8, 2022, 12:41pm Clark County News

Winter emergency shelters for people experiencing homelessness are now open in Clark County. The Winter Hospitality Overflow and Satellite Overflow shelters are open seven nights per week through March. Read story

Saree Adams is facing a nearly $400 rent increase beginning next month for her low-income Rockwood Terrace apartment in Washougal.

Critics: Affordable housing metric in Vancouver-Portland area unrealistic, unfair

Saree Adams is facing a nearly $400 rent increase beginning next month for her low-income Rockwood Terrace apartment in Washougal.

November 5, 2022, 6:05am Business

If Washougal resident Saree Adams doesn’t pay a $389 rent increase at her low-income Rockwood Terrace apartment beginning in December, she could become homeless, she said. Read story

Saree Adams, a tenant at Rockwood Terrace in Washougal, sits in her two-bedroom apartment where she has lived for 10 years. The complex recently raised rents by nearly $400 for some residents, an increase of about 40 percent. Adams and many other residents say they cannot pay the new price.

Rising rents create a conundrum in Clark County

Saree Adams, a tenant at Rockwood Terrace in Washougal, sits in her two-bedroom apartment where she has lived for 10 years. The complex recently raised rents by nearly $400 for some residents, an increase of about 40 percent. Adams and many other residents say they cannot pay the new price.

November 5, 2022, 6:01am Business

Saree Adams has lived at Washougal’s Rockwood Terrace, an affordable apartment complex funded through the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, for 10 years. She has always paid her $976 rent on time and in full, she said. Read story

A vacant lot at West 11th Street and Daniels Street, a possible location for the third Safe Stay community, is seen from the front steps of Briar Rose Inn in downtown Vancouver.

City officials endorse downtown Vancouver Safe Stay Community site

A vacant lot at West 11th Street and Daniels Street, a possible location for the third Safe Stay community, is seen from the front steps of Briar Rose Inn in downtown Vancouver.

November 4, 2022, 2:30pm Clark County News

Vancouver city officials will recommend to the city council on Monday that a vacant downtown lot is a viable location for its third Safe Stay Community. If approved, designs will be finalized, and construction will begin. Read story

A free Naloxone vending machine is pictured at Recovery Cafe, providing access to the life-saving drug to anyone in need.

Services available in Clark County to combat fentanyl, other issues

A free Naloxone vending machine is pictured at Recovery Cafe, providing access to the life-saving drug to anyone in need.

November 3, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Across Washington and the nation, illicit fentanyl use has dramatically increased since 2019. Clark County is no exception. Read story

Niles Haas, a 27-year-old man from Vancouver, was able to overcome a fentanyl addiction through medication-assisted treatment and support from XChange Recovery. Haas lives and works at XChange's Heart Change House, where he helps fellow participants navigate their recoveries.

Fentanyl in Clark County: 27-year-old recovering addict says recovery possible, with help

Niles Haas, a 27-year-old man from Vancouver, was able to overcome a fentanyl addiction through medication-assisted treatment and support from XChange Recovery. Haas lives and works at XChange's Heart Change House, where he helps fellow participants navigate their recoveries.

November 3, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic sent the world into lockdown in 2020, Niles Haas reached out to his family for help. They did not have much of a relationship — he had struggled with addiction for years, and things had spiraled out of control since he tried fentanyl in 2019. Read story

Golden Tent Mongolian Grill near Vancouver Mall in 2017.

Affordable housing development proposed near Vancouver Mall

Golden Tent Mongolian Grill near Vancouver Mall in 2017.

November 1, 2022, 3:39pm Business

The city of Vancouver received a pre-application on Oct. 24 for a new five-story, multifamily affordable housing complex near Vancouver Mall. Read story

Clark County Council hearing set on rescue fund use

November 1, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

The Clark County Council is holding a public hearing at 10 a.m. today to review and hear comments on the county’s HOME Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan Act Program draft. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, left, strolls with Vancouver's Homeless Response Coordinator Jamie Spinelli during a tour of the Outpost Safe Stay Community Monday morning. Officials are hailing it as a possible model for other cities to address the needs of the unhoused.

‘Successful for a lot of different reasons’: Inslee tours Safe Stay site in Vancouver

Gov. Jay Inslee, left, strolls with Vancouver's Homeless Response Coordinator Jamie Spinelli during a tour of the Outpost Safe Stay Community Monday morning. Officials are hailing it as a possible model for other cities to address the needs of the unhoused.

October 31, 2022, 5:01pm Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee toured Vancouver’s first Safe Stay Community on Monday, hailing the city’s efforts to address homelessness as a model for the state. Read story

Carol Jack, left, and her husband, Anderson Jack, stand outside Living for Christ Church, which they started together in Vancouver in 2017. Through their church, they help Chuukese immigrants with housing, employment and insurance. This is one of many ways Carol Jack, a community health worker at Share, helps Chuukese residents navigate life in Clark County.

Clark County advocates work to connect with homeless in Chuukese community

Carol Jack, left, and her husband, Anderson Jack, stand outside Living for Christ Church, which they started together in Vancouver in 2017. Through their church, they help Chuukese immigrants with housing, employment and insurance. This is one of many ways Carol Jack, a community health worker at Share, helps Chuukese residents navigate life in Clark County.

October 28, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

In Carol Jack’s home state of Chuuk in the western Pacific Ocean, community is central to islander culture. Family members across generations take care of one another and often live together in houses they own, Jack said. Read story