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Affordable Housing

Lyle Rinearson of Walsh Construction, left, talks with Scott Davidson of the Vancouver Housing Authority as they tour the roof at Fourth Plain Community Commons, a low-income development with environmentally friendly features in compliance with Washington's energy code. The white roof cuts down on the heat dome and keeps the building from overheating in the summer.

Affordable housing vs. Climate: Code creates clash of crises in Clark County

Lyle Rinearson of Walsh Construction, left, talks with Scott Davidson of the Vancouver Housing Authority as they tour the roof at Fourth Plain Community Commons, a low-income development with environmentally friendly features in compliance with Washington's energy code. The white roof cuts down on the heat dome and keeps the building from overheating in the summer.

April 9, 2023, 6:06am Business

The grim news in late March that the Earth is on target to heat up by another 2.7 degrees in the next decade is adding to the challenges of a seemingly separate crisis: housing and homelessness. Read story

Low-income Vancouver apartment complex Fourth Plain Community Commons features LED lighting, one of its many environmentally friendly features.

Washington’s updated building codes seen as vital tool to fight climate change

Low-income Vancouver apartment complex Fourth Plain Community Commons features LED lighting, one of its many environmentally friendly features.

April 9, 2023, 6:05am Business

Updating building codes might just be one of Washington’s most promising tools in combating climate change. Read story

The number of houses for sale dropped in Clark County in February despite seeing a surge after the holidays.

Clark County mulls smaller residential lots

The number of houses for sale dropped in Clark County in February despite seeing a surge after the holidays.

April 9, 2023, 6:00am Business

Across Washington, local governments and agencies are brainstorming ways to diversify the current housing landscape while also tackling the persistent home shortage. One solution that Clark County and other areas are considering is decreasing lot sizes in neighborhoods to allow more homes to be built. Read story

Volunteer Doug Corso, with hat, joins construction coordinator Jess Reynolds in November at Evergreen Habitat for Humanity's Johnson Village, a subdivision in east Vancouver that will house nine low-income families.

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity gets $468K state grant amid rising costs of east Vancouver project

Volunteer Doug Corso, with hat, joins construction coordinator Jess Reynolds in November at Evergreen Habitat for Humanity's Johnson Village, a subdivision in east Vancouver that will house nine low-income families.

April 8, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

Construction of Johnson Village homes boosted by $468K state grant Read story

The Department of Commerce says Clark County needs more than 100,000 new affordable housing units.

State: Clark County needs 100,000 more houses, apartments or other units

The Department of Commerce says Clark County needs more than 100,000 new affordable housing units.

April 6, 2023, 6:02am Business

It is no secret that Clark County mirrors the statewide trend of not having enough homes to house everyone. But how many homes will actually be needed to curb the shortage? Read story

A Clark County resident needs to make $34 an hour in order to afford the average two-bedroom apartment.

Report finds affordable rent out of reach for many in Clark County

A Clark County resident needs to make $34 an hour in order to afford the average two-bedroom apartment.

April 2, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County residents must make over $33 per hour or work two minimum-wage jobs to afford a two-bedroom apartment. That is according to a 2022 report, Out of Reach, by Washington’s Low Income Housing Coalition. Read story

Access Architecture is designing Lincoln Place II, a Vancouver Housing Authority permanent supportive housing development that will connect to the authority's Lincoln Place complex.

Vancouver architecture firm specializes in homes that heal

Access Architecture is designing Lincoln Place II, a Vancouver Housing Authority permanent supportive housing development that will connect to the authority's Lincoln Place complex.

March 31, 2023, 6:03am Business

When designing buildings, Access Architecture principal and founder Brendan Sanchez thinks holistically. What does a building sound like? What does it feel like? What emotions does it evoke? Read story

Clark County agencies to get $2.2 million to boost housing efforts

March 31, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Various Clark County housing agencies will receive over $2.2 million in collective funding to continue work to provide permanent housing for community members. Read story

Cars pass by continuing construction on Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver. The mixed-use housing complex has 106 affordable units developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority, using $1.5 million from the city's Affordable Housing Fund.

Washington House budget backs housing

Cars pass by continuing construction on Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver. The mixed-use housing complex has 106 affordable units developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority, using $1.5 million from the city's Affordable Housing Fund.

March 27, 2023, 6:21pm Clark County News

The Washington House of Representatives unveiled its 2023-2025 operating budget on Monday, and tackling the ongoing housing crisis is at the forefront for the next biennium. Read story

The Meridian, a 46-unit permanent supportive housing complex in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood, opened last summer for people exiting homelessness. Residents are encouraged, but not required, to use its on-site services.

Permanent supportive housing is one answer to Clark County homelessness

The Meridian, a 46-unit permanent supportive housing complex in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood, opened last summer for people exiting homelessness. Residents are encouraged, but not required, to use its on-site services.

March 26, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

It took Troy Leichner a while to stop collecting things. Read story