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Bertha’s Place, central Vancouver homeless shelter, gets $5.1 million grant

State Commerce Dept. award benefits former hotel near Vancouver Mall

By Will Campbell, Columbian Associate Editor
Published: September 13, 2021, 6:05am
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On Tuesday, the Washington State Department of Commerce announced a $5.1 million grant given to the Vancouver Housing Authority to cover the cost of purchasing Bertha's Place, a former hotel near Vancouver Mall that will become a homeless shelter.
On Tuesday, the Washington State Department of Commerce announced a $5.1 million grant given to the Vancouver Housing Authority to cover the cost of purchasing Bertha's Place, a former hotel near Vancouver Mall that will become a homeless shelter. (Photos by Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files) Photo Gallery

On Tuesday, the Washington State Department of Commerce announced a $5.1 million grant to the Vancouver Housing Authority to cover the cost of purchasing Bertha’s Place, a hotel that will become a homeless shelter.

The former Howard Johnson by Wyndham will provide 62 shelter units to Vancouver’s homeless population.

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