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Affordable Housing

Proposed cottage homes could provide some missing middle housing in Clark County

March 24, 2023, 2:21pm Business

A proposed development in unincorporated Clark County could provide middle housing for 60 families. 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’s $4B housing proposal faces hurdles in Legislature

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.

March 22, 2023, 7:39am Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee’s swing-for-the-fences idea to borrow billions to accelerate housing construction got some pushback Monday from budget writers in the state Senate. 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 Senate’s proposed budget includes $625 million for affordable housing projects

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 22, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

On Monday morning, the Washington Senate proposed a $7.9 billion capital budget that would allocate $625 million toward more affordable housing, developments near transit, and landlord mitigation assistance. Read story

Washington State Capitol Legislative Building (iStock.com)

Affordable-housing measures see mixed success in Olympia

Washington State Capitol Legislative Building (iStock.com)

March 19, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

In the thick of the Legislature’s 105-day session, various bills aiming to provide more affordable housing for Washington residents are gaining traction, while others have fizzled out on the floor. Read story

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Houngming Christopher, left, and her husband, Ronald, look over unpaid bills for their rental property, half of a duplex occupied by a family of five. The Christophers are owed thousands of dollars in rent and don't know where to turn. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Clark County’s small landlords: Pandemic has been tough on us, too

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Houngming Christopher, left, and her husband, Ronald, look over unpaid bills for their rental property, half of a duplex occupied by a family of five. The Christophers are owed thousands of dollars in rent and don't know where to turn. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

March 16, 2023, 6:00am Business

Ronald and Houngming Christopher started renting out half of their duplex in Vancouver’s Cascade Highlands neighborhood five years ago, thinking it would be a good way to supplement their Social Security income. Read story

Clark County's first homebuyer down payment program was approved by the Clark County COuncil. The program was established at the request of Clark County Treasurer Alishia Topper, who has been working on the program for two years.

Clark County to help homebuyers with down payment program

Clark County's first homebuyer down payment program was approved by the Clark County COuncil. The program was established at the request of Clark County Treasurer Alishia Topper, who has been working on the program for two years.

March 10, 2023, 6:02am Business

On Tuesday, the Clark County Council approved an agreement with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission to establish the area’s first homebuyer down payment program. Read story

Manufactured home parks were once an affordable option for those on a fixed income but increasing space rents have squeezed many seniors who can afford it the least.

Rent increases hit residents of Woodland mobile home park

Manufactured home parks were once an affordable option for those on a fixed income but increasing space rents have squeezed many seniors who can afford it the least.

March 5, 2023, 6:00am Business

Many people see mobile home ownership as an affordable option, especially seniors gearing up for retirement. However, even though they own their manufactured homes, they rent the land that their homes sit on. There is no legislation to protect mobile home owners from intense rent increases. Read story

Visitors gather in 2016 to celebrate the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington's latest clubhouse in Vancouver. Federal funds from the city of Vancouver have helped the nonprofit agency run its youth violence prevention and intervention programs.

Clark County, Vancouver to get millions from feds

Visitors gather in 2016 to celebrate the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington's latest clubhouse in Vancouver. Federal funds from the city of Vancouver have helped the nonprofit agency run its youth violence prevention and intervention programs.

February 28, 2023, 6:40pm Business

Clark County and the city of Vancouver are receiving an annual influx of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for affordable housing, community development and homeless assistance. Read story

Golden Tent Mongolian Grill near Vancouver Mall in 2017.

Vancouver Housing Authority master lease agreement to add affordable housing

Golden Tent Mongolian Grill near Vancouver Mall in 2017.

February 20, 2023, 3:47pm Business

As housing costs in Clark County become increasingly unaffordable for many residents, the Vancouver Housing Authority is using an innovative way to put more below-market-rate housing on the ground. Read story

Tents line West 12th Street near the Share House in downtown Vancouver on May 12, 2022.

Vancouver affordable housing levy passing in early returns

Tents line West 12th Street near the Share House in downtown Vancouver on May 12, 2022.

February 14, 2023, 9:42pm Clark County News

The Vancouver community is showing its support for the city’s affordable housing levy, Proposition 3, according to the first set of results released Tuesday night. Read story