Though Clark County’s economy is growing, the benefits aren’t reaching everyone. Regional population growth is putting pressure on the local housing market and driving rent prices beyond the reach of its most vulnerable residents. Tune into Clark Talks today to meet the people being affected firsthand and listen to a discussion with one of the organizations trying to make life easier for the homeless.
Clark Talks, The Columbian’s podcast, works to bring you the stories and views behind the news. This week’s episode will expand on a series of stories to be released from Sunday through Tuesday by reporters Patty Hastings and Kaitlin Gillespie on the housing crisis faced by local residents.
Listen to the podcast to hear about the results of the city of Vancouver’s camping ordinance, a conversation with Andy Silver, executive director of the Council for the Homeless, and the good news a single mother recently received in her quest for stable housing for herself and her two daughters. The episode tackles Clark County’s porous social safety net, misconceptions about the homeless and resource availability, and the shortage of affordable housing in the region.