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Ridgefield City Hall.

Ridgefield ordinance to fund affordable housing

Ridgefield City Hall.

July 12, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The Ridgefield City Council has agreed to provide annual funding for affordable housing, taking advantage of a new state law. Read story

The Clark County Council voted unanimously Wednesday to temporarily suspend regulations that restrict living in RVs on private properties. The emergency ordinance will remain in effect until 30 days after the council revokes its larger emergency declaration, which it extended indefinitely Wednesday.

Clark County to allow living in RVs on private property

The Clark County Council voted unanimously Wednesday to temporarily suspend regulations that restrict living in RVs on private properties. The emergency ordinance will remain in effect until 30 days after the council revokes its larger emergency declaration, which it extended indefinitely Wednesday.

May 7, 2020, 1:12pm Clark County News

Clark County property owners can allow people to live in recreational vehicles on their land for the remainder of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Washington’s eviction moratorium ends at the end of 2020 and Gov. Jay Inslee is not expected to extend it again .

Clark County groups assist with rent amid pandemic

Washington’s eviction moratorium ends at the end of 2020 and Gov. Jay Inslee is not expected to extend it again .

April 29, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

With Washington's eviction moratorium extended until June 4, tenants who are struggling to pay rent have more time to make plans and seek rent assistance. Read story

Rent is due but there is an eviction moratorium. Some landlords are offering discounts while others are trying to circumvent the moratorium. What does this all mean for tenants?

Eviction moratorium creates confusion for Clark County renters, landlords

Rent is due but there is an eviction moratorium. Some landlords are offering discounts while others are trying to circumvent the moratorium. What does this all mean for tenants?

April 4, 2020, 6:01am Business

It’s the beginning of the month, which means rent is due. But the COVID-19 pandemic has created an air of uncertainty for tenants who lost hours at work, or lost their jobs entirely, and are unsure how or if to pay rent. People are also unsure what exactly Washington’s temporary… Read story

Open House Ministries plans to expand its footprint assisting families out of homelessness by building thirty apartments on top of ground-floor retail in west Vancouver.

Open House Ministries plans to build apartments in downtown Vancouver

Open House Ministries plans to expand its footprint assisting families out of homelessness by building thirty apartments on top of ground-floor retail in west Vancouver.

March 26, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Open House Ministries plans to build a 30-unit apartment building at West 12th and Jefferson streets in downtown Vancouver for people transitioning out of its family shelter. Read story

Power lines run along the exterior of the property for the Lewis River Country Store & RV Park in Woodland on, Jan. 22, 2020.

Woodland RV park residents get ‘third and final’ reprieve from power shutoff

Power lines run along the exterior of the property for the Lewis River Country Store & RV Park in Woodland on, Jan. 22, 2020.

January 30, 2020, 11:42am Business

The Lewis River RV Park in Woodland has been granted a “third and final” short-term extension to its electrical service, averting a power shutoff that had been scheduled for Thursday morning. The new cutoff deadline is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Read story

Community Roots Collaborative, a local nonprofit seeking to alleviate homelessness, works on renovations to the old Fruit Valley railway switch house in Vancouver on Monday. The building will house four tenants for $450 a month starting in March.

Renovated railhouse, 21 tiny homes heart of Fruit Valley project

Community Roots Collaborative, a local nonprofit seeking to alleviate homelessness, works on renovations to the old Fruit Valley railway switch house in Vancouver on Monday. The building will house four tenants for $450 a month starting in March.

January 29, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

An 1870s-era railway switch station undergoing renovations is nearly ready for tenants, the first piece of a planned development in Fruit Valley aimed at people who have been homeless. Read story

Kate Dunphy, left, deputy director of the Tenants Union of Washington, works with Charmaine Crossley following a hearing in her eviction case at Clark County Courthouse in October 2017.

Knowledge of law fuels fight against source-of-income discrimination

Kate Dunphy, left, deputy director of the Tenants Union of Washington, works with Charmaine Crossley following a hearing in her eviction case at Clark County Courthouse in October 2017.

December 29, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Last spring, Charmaine Crossley was excited to learn she would receive a Section 8 voucher to help her cover rent. However, when she texted her landlord’s son to give him the good news that she would be receiving rental assistance, he wrote back, “We do not accept Section 8 at… Read story

Lori Cuevas walks her dog up to the entrance of Sam's Good RV Park on Highway 99 in Hazel Dell on Nov. 25. She said she doesn't want to move from the park where she's lived for about 13 years.

Changes at Hazel Dell RV park stir troubled waters for low-income tenants

Lori Cuevas walks her dog up to the entrance of Sam's Good RV Park on Highway 99 in Hazel Dell on Nov. 25. She said she doesn't want to move from the park where she's lived for about 13 years.

December 4, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

Tenants cite confusion over rent increases, instruction to buy newer-model trailers Read story

Construction crews are making progress on The Pacific Apartments, located at 3209 Northeast 78th Avenue, as seen on Friday morning, Sept. 6, 2019.

As Vancouver rents continue to rise, definition of ‘affordable’ under scrutiny

Construction crews are making progress on The Pacific Apartments, located at 3209 Northeast 78th Avenue, as seen on Friday morning, Sept. 6, 2019.

November 20, 2019, 6:05am Business

On Monday night, the Vancouver City Council approved a new lease agreement with Block 10 developer Holland Partner Group, allowing the project to tap into the state Multifamily Tax Exemption program to reduce its tax bill for eight years in exchange for making at least 20 percent of the units… Read story