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Affordable Housing

Federal aid may boost Battle Ground housing project

November 22, 2022, 5:03pm Business

In 2021, the Vancouver Housing Authority applied for state funding for Weaver Creek Commons, an 80-unit low-income rental complex in Battle Ground. The authority didn’t receive funding, delaying development. Read story

Fine line between housed, homeless for many in Clark County

November 20, 2022, 6:05am Business

When it comes to finding affordable housing, Vancouver resident Stella Kirkman feels like she got lucky. Read story

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle tests out some of the new playground equipment at Columbia Heights affordable housing complex during its grand opening on Wednesday afternoon.

Partnerships, policies offer housing solutions for Clark County

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle tests out some of the new playground equipment at Columbia Heights affordable housing complex during its grand opening on Wednesday afternoon.

November 20, 2022, 6:04am Business

Despite the challenges, some developers are successfully mobilizing resources to create affordable housing units in Clark County. Regional nonprofit affordable housing developer Mercy Housing Northwest opened Columbia Heights in August, an affordable complex in Vancouver providing housing for 69 low-income families. Read story

Veterans Ron Powers, from left, Ron Fryer and Mike Stacey walk on property for a proposed micro-home village for female veterans off Northeast St. James Road in December 2016.

Project to house Clark County’s homeless women veterans relaunches

Veterans Ron Powers, from left, Ron Fryer and Mike Stacey walk on property for a proposed micro-home village for female veterans off Northeast St. James Road in December 2016.

November 16, 2022, 6:11am Clark County News

Nearly six years after Ron Fryer made plans to build Veterans Village, a development for homeless female veterans, the project is back on track. Read story

Fruit Valley Terrace, a tiny home village for people exiting homelessness, opened in 2021 through a partnership between Wolf Industries and Community Roots Collaborative. The organizations are planning to partner again to build cottage cluster homes in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood.

Nonprofit putting down roots, this time in central Vancouver

Fruit Valley Terrace, a tiny home village for people exiting homelessness, opened in 2021 through a partnership between Wolf Industries and Community Roots Collaborative. The organizations are planning to partner again to build cottage cluster homes in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood.

November 14, 2022, 6:05am Business

Modular homebuilder Wolf Industries is teaming up again with nonprofit tiny homes developer Community Roots Collaborative for a proposed project to build cottage cluster homes in Vancouver’s Ogden neighborhood at 8005 N.E. 32nd St. Read story

Matrix Roof and Home roofers Alfredo Mendoza, left, and Jorge Gutierrez, second from right, lend a hand as construction continues on the roof of a low-income senior, Lynn, on Wednesday morning. The roof repair enables Lynn to stay in her home after receiving a cease-and-desist notice in September demanding she repair her failed roof within five days.

Community mobilizes to keep woman in Vancouver mobile home

Matrix Roof and Home roofers Alfredo Mendoza, left, and Jorge Gutierrez, second from right, lend a hand as construction continues on the roof of a low-income senior, Lynn, on Wednesday morning. The roof repair enables Lynn to stay in her home after receiving a cease-and-desist notice in September demanding she repair her failed roof within five days.

November 10, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

In late September, Lynn, a senior citizen who lives on less than $1,000 a month, received a cease-and-desist notice from an attorney representing the Vancouver mobile home park where she has lived for more than 25 years. Read story

Saree Adams is facing a nearly $400 rent increase beginning next month for her low-income Rockwood Terrace apartment in Washougal.

Critics: Affordable housing metric in Vancouver-Portland area unrealistic, unfair

Saree Adams is facing a nearly $400 rent increase beginning next month for her low-income Rockwood Terrace apartment in Washougal.

November 5, 2022, 6:05am Business

If Washougal resident Saree Adams doesn’t pay a $389 rent increase at her low-income Rockwood Terrace apartment beginning in December, she could become homeless, she said. Read story

Saree Adams, a tenant at Rockwood Terrace in Washougal, sits in her two-bedroom apartment where she has lived for 10 years. The complex recently raised rents by nearly $400 for some residents, an increase of about 40 percent. Adams and many other residents say they cannot pay the new price.

Rising rents create a conundrum in Clark County

Saree Adams, a tenant at Rockwood Terrace in Washougal, sits in her two-bedroom apartment where she has lived for 10 years. The complex recently raised rents by nearly $400 for some residents, an increase of about 40 percent. Adams and many other residents say they cannot pay the new price.

November 5, 2022, 6:01am Business

Saree Adams has lived at Washougal’s Rockwood Terrace, an affordable apartment complex funded through the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, for 10 years. She has always paid her $976 rent on time and in full, she said. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, left, and his wife, Trudi, leave after joining a tour of the Fourth Plain Community Commons mixed-use building project on Monday morning, Oct. 31, 2022.

Inslee wants Legislature to focus on housing lower-income Washingtonians

Gov. Jay Inslee, left, and his wife, Trudi, leave after joining a tour of the Fourth Plain Community Commons mixed-use building project on Monday morning, Oct. 31, 2022.

November 3, 2022, 7:47am Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that he wants the state to focus on policies that will add new housing units in the upcoming legislative session. Read story

Golden Tent Mongolian Grill near Vancouver Mall in 2017.

Affordable housing development proposed near Vancouver Mall

Golden Tent Mongolian Grill near Vancouver Mall in 2017.

November 1, 2022, 3:39pm Business

The city of Vancouver received a pre-application on Oct. 24 for a new five-story, multifamily affordable housing complex near Vancouver Mall. Read story