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Vancouver Housing Authority’s 106-unit Fourth Plain Commons development, 2220 Norris Road in central Vancouver received $1.5 million in affordable housing grant funds from the city of Vancouver. The city allocated a total of $6.2 million to 14 projects.

Vancouver OKs $6.22M for housing, shelter projects

Vancouver Housing Authority’s 106-unit Fourth Plain Commons development, 2220 Norris Road in central Vancouver received $1.5 million in affordable housing grant funds from the city of Vancouver. The city allocated a total of $6.2 million to 14 projects.

April 6, 2021, 6:34pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council has awarded $6.22 million to housing and shelter projects, completing its annual allocation process from the city’s Affordable Housing Fund. Read story

Construction work continues at Miles Terrace in Vancouver. The senior housing project is a partnership between the Vancouver Housing Authority and Ginn Group.

Vancouver-based Ginn Group takes on community-focused approach in new projects

Construction work continues at Miles Terrace in Vancouver. The senior housing project is a partnership between the Vancouver Housing Authority and Ginn Group.

April 6, 2021, 6:01am Business

Vancouver-based Ginn Group has become an outsized presence in just a few years by positioning itself as an aggressive builder of entry-level and workforce single-family homes at a time when Clark County is struggling with an inventory shortage and rising prices. Read story

The Legislative Building is shown partially shrouded in fog at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Which housing bills are still alive in the Washington Legislature?

The Legislative Building is shown partially shrouded in fog at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 23, 2021, 2:31pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Dozens of bills about housing are making their way through the state legislature. Several key tenant protection bills — including ones to end no-cause evictions, require payment plans, and guarantee every poor tenant facing eviction a lawyer — have passed their houses of origin. Read story

Proponents of a recent nearby zoning amendment argued that the 7-Eleven on Northeast 76th Street and Northeast Covington Road, pictured Tuesday, serves as an example of why the change was necessary.

Clark County Council balances job creation with affordable housing in land-use decisions

Proponents of a recent nearby zoning amendment argued that the 7-Eleven on Northeast 76th Street and Northeast Covington Road, pictured Tuesday, serves as an example of why the change was necessary.

March 21, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

When a Clark County housing advisory committee recently held a lengthy discussion on the need for mixed dwelling types, one comment in particular stood out. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

Vancouver council makes first revisions to housing tax break program

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

March 15, 2021, 9:05pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council made its first concrete changes to an oft-debated tax exemption program meant to increase housing stock within the city, following more than a year of discussion and at least one postponed vote. Read story

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

Vancouver council weighs $9.27 million grant allocation

A motorist navigates a roundabout near Vancouver City Hall.

March 1, 2021, 8:03pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council began the process of allocating $9.27 million in city and federal grant funds for affordable housing developments, homeless shelters and relief for tenants and businesses hard hit by COVID-19. Read story

Vancouver Housing Authority wins grant to fight youth homelessness

December 9, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

The Vancouver Housing Authority will receive $136,159 to help prevent youth homelessness in a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read story

Buses make their way into the C-Tran 99th Street Station while preparing to unload passengers on Thursday morning.

Clark County assessing housing needs in unincorporated urban areas

Buses make their way into the C-Tran 99th Street Station while preparing to unload passengers on Thursday morning.

December 4, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County is studying housing needs for unincorporated urban areas north of Vancouver. Read story

Ridgefield seeks input on housing strategies

December 1, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Ridgefield Community Development is surveying residents as part of an effort to improve duplex, triplex and townhouse development standards in Ridgefield. Read story

Vancouver changed the parameters of its Multifamily Tax Exemption Program this week, tying its "affordability" requirement to the city's median income ($65,000) instead of the broader Portland-metro area ($92,000).

City of Vancouver looks to redefine ‘affordability’ in housing

Vancouver changed the parameters of its Multifamily Tax Exemption Program this week, tying its "affordability" requirement to the city's median income ($65,000) instead of the broader Portland-metro area ($92,000).

November 28, 2020, 6:05am Business

The city of Vancouver is planning to revise a tax exemption program designed to incentivize affordable housing, requiring developers to meet a more stringent definition of “affordability” in order to qualify. Read story