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Local impact of new SNAP rule unclear

December 8, 2019, 6:00am Latest News

A new rule requiring more able-bodied food assistance recipients to work could affect eligibility for more than 75,407 Washington residents. Read story

Still a need for Walk & Knock

December 6, 2019, 5:59am Charities & Nonprofits

As the annual Walk & Knock Food Drive enters its 35th year of collecting nonperishables for the Clark County Food Bank, you may ask yourself, ‘Is this still necessary?’ And you may ask yourself, ‘How did we get here?’ Read story

Changes at Hazel Dell RV park stir troubled waters for low-income tenants

December 4, 2019, 6:02am Editor's Choice

Tenants cite confusion over rent increases, instruction to buy newer-model trailers Read story

Kelso couple’s nonprofit helps Clark County homeless vets get back on their feet

December 4, 2019, 6:01am Latest News

A Kelso couple is close to realizing their dream of helping homeless veterans in Clark County get back on their feet. They just need to start moving people in — ideally before Christmas. Read story

Retirement on horizon for Friends of the Carpenter leader

December 2, 2019, 6:05am Charities & Nonprofits

After nearly a decade at Friends of the Carpenter, Tom Iberle announced in October that he would retire from the faith-based nonprofit. Read story

Impending freeze spurs call for more shelter beds in Clark County

November 25, 2019, 7:41pm Latest News

The Council for the Homeless issued a severe-weather alert Monday, which asks shelters to provide additional overnight beds. The alert is in effect Wednesday night through the night of Tuesday, Dec. 3. Read story

Salvation Army settles in for service at expanded east Vancouver campus

November 23, 2019, 6:01am Charities & Nonprofits

The Salvation Army is settling into its newly expanded campus in Vancouver's Fircrest neighborhood. Opening the new digs comes at one of the busiest times of year for the long-standing, faith-based nonprofit. Read story

Low-income senior housing project slated for uptown Vancouver

November 22, 2019, 6:00am Editor's Choice

Private housing developer Ginn Group is embarking on its first income- and age-restricted housing project in Vancouver. A four-story building with 69 apartments is planned for the uptown area, between Esther and Daniels streets, just north of 15th Street. Read story

Vancouver Housing Authority to urge state to redefine affordable housing

November 21, 2019, 7:18pm Latest News

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. Read story

Five places for people to get free Thanksgiving meals in Clark County

November 19, 2019, 5:50pm Charities & Nonprofits

Groups around Clark County are making sure everyone can enjoy a festive Thanksgiving feast regardless of their ability to pay. Here are four places serving free meals to anyone who’s homeless, lonely or just hungry this holiday. Read story