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Affordable Housing

Vancouver looks at asking voters to renew property tax levy for low-income housing

August 6, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

The city’s largest community resource to address low-income housing will expire at the end of 2023 unless voters agree to renew it. Read story

Working in Clark County: Sativa McGee, Tiny By Design

August 6, 2022, 6:04am Business

As the cost of living continues to skyrocket, people are beginning to look for alternatives to renting or buying traditional homes. Read story

Future resident Deone Washington tours a one-bedroom unit during the grand opening ceremony for Miles Terrace, a new 69-unit affordable housing complex for low-income seniors in downtown Vancouver, on Friday afternoon. "This is going to be a blessing for me," he said.

Vancouver gains new apartment building for low-income seniors

Future resident Deone Washington tours a one-bedroom unit during the grand opening ceremony for Miles Terrace, a new 69-unit affordable housing complex for low-income seniors in downtown Vancouver, on Friday afternoon. "This is going to be a blessing for me," he said.

July 29, 2022, 6:32pm Clark County News

Deone Washington lives at Esther Short Commons, an apartment complex in downtown Vancouver. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver’s housing stock not keeping up with growth; prices displacing more residents

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

July 26, 2022, 11:24am Business

The status of Vancouver’s housing conditions is grim: There isn’t enough affordable housing stock to meet demand, and rising prices are displacing those who can’t afford their current living situation. Read story

Jason Zellman and Luci Haning are seeing a 150 percent monthly rate increase from the landlords of the house they rent.

Clark County’s rising rents lead to despair

Jason Zellman and Luci Haning are seeing a 150 percent monthly rate increase from the landlords of the house they rent.

July 21, 2022, 6:01am Business

Jason Zellman and Luci Haning have no idea where they’re going to live next. Read story

Clark County Council members, from left, Temple Lentz, Gary Medvigy and Richard Rylander Jr., attend the hearing on an interim land-use ordinance in person July 5, 2022.

Clark County Council OKs interim ordinance easing rules on space for recreation, landscaping

Clark County Council members, from left, Temple Lentz, Gary Medvigy and Richard Rylander Jr., attend the hearing on an interim land-use ordinance in person July 5, 2022.

July 5, 2022, 6:18pm Business

The Clark County Council on Tuesday passed an interim ordinance that would allow developers to set aside less space in multifamily projects for outdoor recreation or landscaping, possibly freeing up space to build more housing units. Read story

Vancouver city staff presented various zoning code updates aiming to develop more affordable housing to address the local housing crisis. Patrick Quinton, Vancouver economic development director, said the city is not keeping pace with the demand for affordable housing, as the stock is low and prices are unattainable.

Vancouver mulls code changes to address housing shortage

Vancouver city staff presented various zoning code updates aiming to develop more affordable housing to address the local housing crisis. Patrick Quinton, Vancouver economic development director, said the city is not keeping pace with the demand for affordable housing, as the stock is low and prices are unattainable.

June 28, 2022, 6:28pm Clark County News

As Vancouver’s population grows and its affordable residential stock remains slim, city staff continue to discuss what government can do, and residents share their concerns. Read story

"I don't want to set the expectation that if a camp is being cleared that it will never set up again in a particular location, because that likely won't be the case, because we still don't have enough shelter space for people," said Jamie Spinelli. Until enough shelter space is available, the city of Vancouver's Homeless Assistance Response Team will focus on keeping camps smaller and cleaner. Camps will no longer be allowed to block streets or sidewalks.

Vancouver starts removing, cleaning homeless camps

"I don't want to set the expectation that if a camp is being cleared that it will never set up again in a particular location, because that likely won't be the case, because we still don't have enough shelter space for people," said Jamie Spinelli. Until enough shelter space is available, the city of Vancouver's Homeless Assistance Response Team will focus on keeping camps smaller and cleaner. Camps will no longer be allowed to block streets or sidewalks.

May 22, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

In early April, large homeless encampments could be found throughout Vancouver. Roughly 40 campers clustered near the Share House in west Vancouver, and about 25 people lived at an encampment north of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, where Northeast Chkalov Drive turns into 112th Avenue. Read story

The Clark County Council voted Tuesday night to move forward with a plan to address the area's housing shortage.

Clark County Council moves forward with affordable-housing plan

The Clark County Council voted Tuesday night to move forward with a plan to address the area's housing shortage.

May 18, 2022, 7:50pm Clark County News

Clark County is moving forward with its plan to address the affordable-housing crunch within Vancouver’s urban growth area. Read story

New single-family subdivisions under construction include this Pacific Lifestyle Homes project at the intersection of Northwest 179th Street and Northwest 11th Avenue.

Can Clark County housing be made affordable?

New single-family subdivisions under construction include this Pacific Lifestyle Homes project at the intersection of Northwest 179th Street and Northwest 11th Avenue.

May 14, 2022, 5:19pm Clark County News

It’s no secret that many Clark County residents struggle to find affordable housing. Both rental and purchase prices have continued to climb while the supply of available housing has dwindled. Read story