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High rents and increases are pushing Washington residents out of their homes, according to recent data.

Rent hikes pushing tenants out of homes in Clark County, around Washington

High rents and increases are pushing Washington residents out of their homes, according to recent data.

December 14, 2023, 6:08am Business

Last year, Mary Moore paid about $1,600 a month to rent an apartment in Vancouver. But when a $250 rent hike pushed beyond her budget, the 69-year-old was forced to move. Read story

Churches are in desperate need of volunteers this holiday season. Shelters are an important resource for connecting people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing.

Volunteers needed for Clark County homeless winter shelters

Churches are in desperate need of volunteers this holiday season. Shelters are an important resource for connecting people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing.

December 14, 2023, 6:08am Clark County News

Jane Seidel remembers the moment she realized winter shelters made a real difference in our community. Read story

Casey Jewell, left, and her son, Charley Jewell, live in a mobile home with a large hole in the kitchen ceiling. Cassie Jewell said the hole formed last spring and has since grown.

Rights without a remedy: Washington law creates dilemma for low-income renter at mobile home park on Highway 99

Casey Jewell, left, and her son, Charley Jewell, live in a mobile home with a large hole in the kitchen ceiling. Cassie Jewell said the hole formed last spring and has since grown.

December 13, 2023, 6:05am Business

A pair of pork chops wait in Casey Jewell’s freezer. They’re one of her son’s favorite foods, and she’d like to cook them for him. Read story

King County Regional Homeless Authority chief ombudsperson Katara Jordan, left, and ombudsperson Em Ishiki work in their downtown Seattle office last month. The authority started an ombuds program for people experiencing homelessness in King County. The program, which launched in 2021, could be a model for Clark County.

Ombuds program in King County gives those experiencing homelessness an ally in navigating system, resolving problems

King County Regional Homeless Authority chief ombudsperson Katara Jordan, left, and ombudsperson Em Ishiki work in their downtown Seattle office last month. The authority started an ombuds program for people experiencing homelessness in King County. The program, which launched in 2021, could be a model for Clark County.

December 12, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

Katara Jordan adjusts her cellphone against her ear with one hand while the other dances across her laptop’s keyboard. Read story

Vancouver issues first report for homeless emergency declaration

December 5, 2023, 6:56pm Clark County News

During the Dec. 4 Vancouver City Council meeting, staff provided a one-month report of the changes made since the homeless emergency declaration was announced. Read story

Five people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Orchards, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Take care of yourself, check on neighbors after tragedies

Five people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Orchards, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

December 4, 2023, 5:44pm Clark County Health

Tragedies within a community can elicit a wide range of emotions from residents. Read story

Volunteers work on a house at Evergreen Habitat for Humanity&rsquo;s Johnson Village subdivision in east Vancouver.

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity completes 3 homes in east Vancouver’s Johnson Village

Volunteers work on a house at Evergreen Habitat for Humanity&rsquo;s Johnson Village subdivision in east Vancouver.

December 1, 2023, 6:07am Clark County News

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has added more affordable homes to Clark County’s housing landscape. Read story

Pet Peace of Mind is a national nonprofit that also operates out of Vancouver. The programs assist hospice patients with pet upkeep and in some cases re-homing after a patient has died.

Hospice patients, pets focus of Pet Peace of Mind, which has Vancouver branch

Pet Peace of Mind is a national nonprofit that also operates out of Vancouver. The programs assist hospice patients with pet upkeep and in some cases re-homing after a patient has died.

November 30, 2023, 6:07am Clark County Health

Belinda Walker’s mother had her two Havanese and Pomeranian dogs on her lap 24/7. Read story

Smoke billows from a campfire under cold conditions as Vancouver resident Greg Wilson, background left, who is not a resident of the Burnt Bridge Creek encampment, helps his friend set up his gear in the new location Wednesday morning.

‘All of us want help’: Unhoused residents in Clark County prepare for colder-than-normal winter

Smoke billows from a campfire under cold conditions as Vancouver resident Greg Wilson, background left, who is not a resident of the Burnt Bridge Creek encampment, helps his friend set up his gear in the new location Wednesday morning.

November 29, 2023, 6:32pm Clark County News

Residents huddled around campfires to stay warm at a homeless camp along the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail during this week’s cold snap. Two men murmured to each other that the man who laid sick in a nearby tent could use some soup. Read story

Rachal White organizes the children&rsquo;s section of the bookstore.

Champion of independent shops opening White Oak Books in Vancouver’s Uptown Village

Rachal White organizes the children&rsquo;s section of the bookstore.

November 24, 2023, 6:03am Business

As Sara Smith-Glavin squeezes a paperback novel into a bookshelf filled with colorful spines, she is not only fulfilling a lifelong dream but creating a space for local readers to come together. Read story