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Oregon-based nonprofit Specialized Housing plans to build 65 units of low-income senior housing in Felida.

Low-income senior apartments with all-inclusive care planned in Felida

Oregon-based nonprofit Specialized Housing plans to build 65 units of low-income senior housing in Felida.

July 2, 2024, 3:19pm Business

Sixty-five units of housing for extremely low-income seniors and Clark County’s first Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly will be built in Felida. Read story

Will Fuentes, from left, John Jay and Chuck Keplar are vying for the seat being vacated by Karen Bowerman on the Clark County Council in the August primary.

Clark County Council District 3 candidates discuss county growth plan and their proposals if electedvideo icon

Will Fuentes, from left, John Jay and Chuck Keplar are vying for the seat being vacated by Karen Bowerman on the Clark County Council in the August primary.

July 2, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

The Clark County Council District 3 seat currently held by Karen Bowerman will be filled next year by either Chuck Keplar, John Jay or Wil Fuentes. Read story

Council for the Homeless outreach team members Magellan Rankin, in maroon, and Brian Starbuck offer supplies to a man at an encampment near Interstate 205 while conducting the point in time count Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2024. The point in time count shows how the county reports data on homelessness levels to the federal government.

Total number of homeless in Clark County up 5%, Point in Time Count reports

Council for the Homeless outreach team members Magellan Rankin, in maroon, and Brian Starbuck offer supplies to a man at an encampment near Interstate 205 while conducting the point in time count Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2024. The point in time count shows how the county reports data on homelessness levels to the federal government.

July 1, 2024, 2:22pm Clark County News

Clark County’s homelessness crisis is worsening, according to new data released Monday. Read story

Homes wait to be moved to their final location Friday on O Street in Vancouver. Community Roots Collaborative is creating a pod of seven 730-square-foot tiny homes for people exiting homelessness.

Housing projects in Vancouver designed to help more than 100 people exiting homelessness under construction

Homes wait to be moved to their final location Friday on O Street in Vancouver. Community Roots Collaborative is creating a pod of seven 730-square-foot tiny homes for people exiting homelessness.

July 1, 2024, 6:04am Business

As the weather heats up this summer, so is development of more affordable housing units in Vancouver. Read story

Susan Parrish waters freshly planted flowers at her home in Woodland. Parrish moved into the home last November after a decade of navigating the rental market.

Is the American dream of owning a home dead in Clark County? For some, it is

Susan Parrish waters freshly planted flowers at her home in Woodland. Parrish moved into the home last November after a decade of navigating the rental market.

June 29, 2024, 6:14am Business

Susan Parrish positions a cluster of violet petunias in a planter, before placing them next to a sunbed she found on Facebook Marketplace. Her new house is finally starting to feel like home. Read story

LEADOPTION Tents line the side of the road along West 11th Street in downtown Vancouver in June.

Officials throughout Clark County say they have no plans to step up camping enforcement following Supreme Court decision

LEADOPTION Tents line the side of the road along West 11th Street in downtown Vancouver in June.

June 28, 2024, 5:31pm Clark County News

Vancouver officials said Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a Grants Pass law banning camping will have no impact on the city’s approach to homelessness, according to a statement Friday. Read story

A new emergency room building at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver will open to patients July 16.

PeaceHealth Southwest’s new emergency department will feature Community Health Hub

A new emergency room building at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver will open to patients July 16.

June 28, 2024, 2:56pm Business

The first phase of a redesigned emergency department at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver will open to patients July 16. Read story

The Pacific apartment building was completed with help from a loan from the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, who recently held their annual luncheon. Community Foundation President Matt Morton said he hopes the organization can build more accessible housing for underserved communities through its new initiative.

Clark County renters must earn $38 per hour to afford 2-bedroom unit, according to report

The Pacific apartment building was completed with help from a loan from the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, who recently held their annual luncheon. Community Foundation President Matt Morton said he hopes the organization can build more accessible housing for underserved communities through its new initiative.

June 28, 2024, 6:05am Business

Clark County residents must make $38 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment — a $5 jump from last year. Read story

Aynsley, from left, and his wife, Nicci, watch 15-month-old Everett play with a race car set at the Silva residence in Vancouver. The Silvas received an emergency room hospital bill with a $4,178 charge they were not expecting from PeaceHealth while Nicci Silva was pregnant.

Surprise – it’s $4,178 more: Couple struggle with unexpected hospital bill, hope for more transparency from systems

Aynsley, from left, and his wife, Nicci, watch 15-month-old Everett play with a race car set at the Silva residence in Vancouver. The Silvas received an emergency room hospital bill with a $4,178 charge they were not expecting from PeaceHealth while Nicci Silva was pregnant.

June 27, 2024, 6:09am Clark County Health

Nicci Silva was five months pregnant when she began having heart palpitations on a late October night in 2022. She and her husband, Aynsley, didn’t think twice before visiting the nearest urgent care clinic. Read story

The Clark County Jail opened in 1984.

Late-night releases from Clark County Jail leave people on streets with nowhere to go

The Clark County Jail opened in 1984.

June 27, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

People are sometimes released from the Clark County Jail late at night or in the wee hours of the morning. Read story