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Gov. Jay Inslee points to the work his homeless encampment initiative has done to clear encampments and transition people into housing. Inslee released his budget proposals surrounding housing and homelessness programs at the site of a former encampment in Seattle.

Housing and homelessness in Washington, by the numbers

Gov. Jay Inslee points to the work his homeless encampment initiative has done to clear encampments and transition people into housing. Inslee released his budget proposals surrounding housing and homelessness programs at the site of a former encampment in Seattle.

March 29, 2024, 6:02am Northwest

In recent years, Washington lawmakers have changed zoning laws, poured money into new housing, created homelessness prevention programs, moved people out of encampments and boosted behavioral health support. Read story

Construction is underway on housing for low-income families. This property in Vancouver&rsquo;s Rose Village neighborhood is owned by the nonprofit Community Roots Collaborative, which helped the city&rsquo;s affordable housing numbers grow in 2022 with its Fruit Valley Terrace community.

‘We’re still a long way off’: Vancouver closing gap between housing, residents’ needs; more work to be done

Construction is underway on housing for low-income families. This property in Vancouver&rsquo;s Rose Village neighborhood is owned by the nonprofit Community Roots Collaborative, which helped the city&rsquo;s affordable housing numbers grow in 2022 with its Fruit Valley Terrace community.

March 26, 2024, 6:05am Business

A new report shows a slight increase in availability of low-income housing in the Vancouver-Portland metro area. Read story

Kathy Driver holds her 11-year-old Shih Tzu Cooper. Driver&rsquo;s spouse died in 2022, and she could no longer stay in the home they shared.

Widow: ‘I lost my partner, my best friend and then my home all at the same time’

Kathy Driver holds her 11-year-old Shih Tzu Cooper. Driver&rsquo;s spouse died in 2022, and she could no longer stay in the home they shared.

March 23, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

With a small smile, Kathy Driver gently placed a framed photograph on the kitchen counter in her RV home. Read story

A new state law is requiring the city of Vancouver to allow duplexes, fourplexes and even sometimes sixplexes in any single-family home neighborhood.

Following new state law, Vancouver will create rules to allow duplexes, fourplexes in any neighborhood

A new state law is requiring the city of Vancouver to allow duplexes, fourplexes and even sometimes sixplexes in any single-family home neighborhood.

March 21, 2024, 6:07am Business

The city of Vancouver is moving toward implementing state-required rules that would permit duplexes, fourplexes and even some sixplexes in any neighborhood, even those zoned for single-family residences. Read story

Council for the Homeless outreach team members Magellan Rankin, left, and Brian Starbuck offer supplies to a man at an encampment near Interstate 205 while conducting the Point-in-Time Count Thursday morning.

Bill to hold WA cities accountable for affordable housing could return

Council for the Homeless outreach team members Magellan Rankin, left, and Brian Starbuck offer supplies to a man at an encampment near Interstate 205 while conducting the Point-in-Time Count Thursday morning.

March 17, 2024, 6:00am Latest News

OLYMPIA -- first-time bill designed to hold Washington cities accountable in building more affordable housing and emergency shelter made swift progress this session before dying in the Senate. But some lawmakers and proponents are hopeful it has the momentum it needs to make it to the finish line in next… Read story

Charley Jewell, left, pets dog Hugo while his mom Casey Jewell waits for a call from her lawyer Wednesday at their new home in Vancouver. Casey Jewell previously lived in a nearby mobile home that had a hole in the ceiling and a host of other issues.

‘This is a blessing’: Hazel Dell woman moves into a new home after months in ‘uninhabitable’ trailer

Charley Jewell, left, pets dog Hugo while his mom Casey Jewell waits for a call from her lawyer Wednesday at their new home in Vancouver. Casey Jewell previously lived in a nearby mobile home that had a hole in the ceiling and a host of other issues.

March 13, 2024, 5:59pm Clark County News

Casey Jewell let out a laugh as her dogs, Hugo and Rox, licked her face. Her laughter mixed with the chatter of a game show playing on TV and bounced off the walls of her modest mobile home — the sounds of a fresh start. Read story

Xavier Lopez of Miracle Man Movers transports a piece of furniture from a container to his truck while moving a customer to Vancouver in March 2023. Application and other fees can make moving costly for renters.

Fees, deposits barriers for renters in Clark County

Xavier Lopez of Miracle Man Movers transports a piece of furniture from a container to his truck while moving a customer to Vancouver in March 2023. Application and other fees can make moving costly for renters.

March 4, 2024, 6:05am Business

Sara Oberrecht has a quiet apartment in Battle Ground and a full-time job at Legacy Health working from home. But all that could be gone by Tuesday. Read story

Monica Zazueta, 37, of Vancouver comforts her toddler, Rufio,1, after he took a tumble on the floor at their home Feb. 15. Zazueta and her family, who experienced homelessness a few years ago, are now housed and paying rent of almost $1,900 a month. She fears the family will become homeless again. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re surviving through love,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Our kiddos don&rsquo;t deserve this kind of life.

Housed, but hanging on by thread: Vancouver family struggles as they watch neighbors end up homeless

Monica Zazueta, 37, of Vancouver comforts her toddler, Rufio,1, after he took a tumble on the floor at their home Feb. 15. Zazueta and her family, who experienced homelessness a few years ago, are now housed and paying rent of almost $1,900 a month. She fears the family will become homeless again. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re surviving through love,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Our kiddos don&rsquo;t deserve this kind of life.

March 2, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

A tan duplex in a quiet Vancouver cul-de-sac tells the harrowing story of the city’s housing affordability crisis. Read story

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HomeShare Clark County, WA wants to pair renters with senior citizens who own homes

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February 27, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Cue “The Golden Girls” theme song: To combat the housing crisis, a Clark County group wants to pair seniors with people seeking a place to live. Read story

The sunrise shines Jan. 16 over the Chicago skyline and the steaming frigid waters of Lake Michigan at Montrose Beach. Voters in Chicago will weigh the mayor&rsquo;s plan to triple the current real estate transfer tax on residential and commercial property sales between $1 million and $1.5 million and quadruple the tax for properties above $1.5 million to fund homelessness services.

‘This will be transformative for affordable housing’: States say if you can buy ‘mansion,’ you can pay affordable housing tax

The sunrise shines Jan. 16 over the Chicago skyline and the steaming frigid waters of Lake Michigan at Montrose Beach. Voters in Chicago will weigh the mayor&rsquo;s plan to triple the current real estate transfer tax on residential and commercial property sales between $1 million and $1.5 million and quadruple the tax for properties above $1.5 million to fund homelessness services.

February 17, 2024, 6:05am Nation & World

Washington lawmakers last year dedicated a record $400 million to the state’s Housing Trust Fund, which distributes loans and grants to create affordable housing. Read story