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The Motel 6 at 221 N.E. Chkalov Drive in Vancouver has entered into a $608,880 contract to provide housing for homeless people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Homeless affected by COVID-19 to stay at Motel 6 in east Vancouver

The Motel 6 at 221 N.E. Chkalov Drive in Vancouver has entered into a $608,880 contract to provide housing for homeless people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

April 10, 2020, 6:21pm Clark County News

A Motel 6 in east Vancouver will be used to temporarily house homeless people impacted by COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Read story

A person experiencing homelessness takes shelter underneath a gazebo at Esther Short Park on Wednesday morning.

Vancouver-area motel set to provide beds for homeless with COVID-19

A person experiencing homelessness takes shelter underneath a gazebo at Esther Short Park on Wednesday morning.

April 10, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

Clark County has established 116 beds at a Vancouver-area motel for people without housing who need to quarantine or isolate due to the novel coronavirus. Read story

Cars fill the parking lots and line the streets surrounding the Clark County Food Bank to pick up food Tuesday afternoon. The food bank packed boxes and bags filled with food to give away to people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clark County nonprofits struggle to meet needs amid pandemic

Cars fill the parking lots and line the streets surrounding the Clark County Food Bank to pick up food Tuesday afternoon. The food bank packed boxes and bags filled with food to give away to people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 8, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Local charities are experiencing a lot of ups and downs as the COVID-19 pandemic slashes volunteer bases and cancels fundraising events. It’s all happening as demand for services rises. Read story

Rent is due but there is an eviction moratorium. Some landlords are offering discounts while others are trying to circumvent the moratorium. What does this all mean for tenants?

Eviction moratorium creates confusion for Clark County renters, landlords

Rent is due but there is an eviction moratorium. Some landlords are offering discounts while others are trying to circumvent the moratorium. What does this all mean for tenants?

April 4, 2020, 6:01am Business

It’s the beginning of the month, which means rent is due. But the COVID-19 pandemic has created an air of uncertainty for tenants who lost hours at work, or lost their jobs entirely, and are unsure how or if to pay rent. People are also unsure what exactly Washington’s temporary… Read story

Patricia and Dillon Haggerty are pictured with their children Quintin, 8, from left, Cadence, 6, Nora, 3, and Juniper, 1, at their family farm Dilish in Clark County on Tuesday. The Haggertys both lost their jobs in the service industry due to closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The couple said their small farm business has also been affected.

Clark County residents applying for unemployment face frustration

Patricia and Dillon Haggerty are pictured with their children Quintin, 8, from left, Cadence, 6, Nora, 3, and Juniper, 1, at their family farm Dilish in Clark County on Tuesday. The Haggertys both lost their jobs in the service industry due to closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The couple said their small farm business has also been affected.

April 2, 2020, 6:01am Business

With many people losing their jobs in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of Washington residents are turning to food stamps and other public benefits. Read story

A person experiencing homelessness takes shelter underneath a gazebo at Esther Short Park on Wednesday morning.

Clark County plans motel rooms for homeless with virus

A person experiencing homelessness takes shelter underneath a gazebo at Esther Short Park on Wednesday morning.

March 27, 2020, 8:44pm Clark County Health

Clark County expects to have 110 to 130 motel rooms ready by mid-April to quarantine and isolate homeless people affected by the novel coronavirus. Money from the state earmarked for providing shelter during the outbreak may run out by the end of June, however. Read story

Letter carrier Bob Weyer delivers mail and a yellow bag for the National Letter Carriers Food Drive to residents in the Carter Park neighborhood 2017. This year's food drive has been canceled.

Clark County’s second largest food drive postponed

Letter carrier Bob Weyer delivers mail and a yellow bag for the National Letter Carriers Food Drive to residents in the Carter Park neighborhood 2017. This year's food drive has been canceled.

March 27, 2020, 7:05pm Clark County News

The second largest food drive in Clark County has been postponed due to the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The National Association of Letter Carriers announced Friday it would postpone the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, originally set for May 9. Read story

John Beakley of Vancouver, who is homeless, panhandles for money and food along Main Street in Uptown Village on Thursday morning. Beakley, who is one of hundreds of people in Vancouver without a home during the COVID-19 pandemic, said anything would help him at this point. "It can't get any worse. ... I hope I don't get it," he said.

Stay-at-home order new plight for homeless in Clark County

John Beakley of Vancouver, who is homeless, panhandles for money and food along Main Street in Uptown Village on Thursday morning. Beakley, who is one of hundreds of people in Vancouver without a home during the COVID-19 pandemic, said anything would help him at this point. "It can't get any worse. ... I hope I don't get it," he said.

March 27, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee ordered Washington residents on Monday to stay home, but what does his proclamation mean for people who don’t have homes? Read story

Open House Ministries plans to expand its footprint assisting families out of homelessness by building thirty apartments on top of ground-floor retail in west Vancouver.

Open House Ministries plans to build apartments in downtown Vancouver

Open House Ministries plans to expand its footprint assisting families out of homelessness by building thirty apartments on top of ground-floor retail in west Vancouver.

March 26, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Open House Ministries plans to build a 30-unit apartment building at West 12th and Jefferson streets in downtown Vancouver for people transitioning out of its family shelter. Read story

Clark County churches turn to newsletters, social media

March 25, 2020, 6:01am Churches & Religion

Prior to Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order, Living Hope Church held drive-in church services in its parking lot to encourage social distancing while still worshipping as a group. People honked their horns and flashed their lights during the gatherings. Read story