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Affordable Housing

Clark County to allow living in RVs on private property

May 7, 2020, 1:12pm Clark County News

Clark County property owners can allow people to live in recreational vehicles on their land for the remainder of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Clark County groups assist with rent amid pandemic

April 29, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

With Washington's eviction moratorium extended until June 4, tenants who are struggling to pay rent have more time to make plans and seek rent assistance. Read story

Eviction moratorium creates confusion for Clark County renters, landlords

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 eviction moratorium means. Read story

Open House Ministries plans to build apartments in downtown 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

Woodland RV park residents get ‘third and final’ reprieve from power shutoff

January 30, 2020, 11:42am Business

The Lewis River RV Park in Woodland has been granted a “third and final” short-term extension to its electrical service, averting a power shutoff that had been scheduled for Thursday morning. The new cutoff deadline is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Read story

Renovated railhouse, 21 tiny homes heart of Fruit Valley project

January 29, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

An 1870s-era railway switch station undergoing renovations is nearly ready for tenants, the first piece of a planned development in Fruit Valley aimed at people who have been homeless. Read story

Knowledge of law fuels fight against source-of-income discrimination

December 29, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Last spring, Charmaine Crossley was excited to learn she would receive a Section 8 voucher to help her cover rent. However, when she texted her landlord’s son to give him the good news that she would be receiving rental assistance, he wrote back, “We do not accept Section 8 at this time.” Read story

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

December 4, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

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

As Vancouver rents continue to rise, definition of ‘affordable’ under scrutiny

November 20, 2019, 6:05am Business

On Monday night, the Vancouver City Council approved a new lease agreement with Block 10 developer Holland Partner Group, allowing the project to tap into the state Multifamily Tax Exemption program to reduce its tax bill for eight years in exchange for making at least 20 percent of the units affordable. Read story

Vancouver city council gives Block 10 developer tax break

November 18, 2019, 10:14pm Business

A property tax exemption designed to spur more affordable housing was granted to the developer of Block 10 by the Vancouver City council Monday evening, drawing some protest from the community — and Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle — over what should be considered “affordable.” Read story