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Anthony Ringering of Vancouver strolls across Block 10 in downtown Vancouver. The block is slated to be redeveloped by Holland Partner Group.

Vancouver city council gives Block 10 developer tax break

Anthony Ringering of Vancouver strolls across Block 10 in downtown Vancouver. The block is slated to be redeveloped by Holland Partner Group.

November 18, 2019, 10:14pm Business

A property tax exemption designed to spur more affordable housing was granted to the developer of Block 10 by the Vancouver City council Monday evening, drawing some protest from the community — and Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle — over what should be considered “affordable.” Read story

Cheryl and Ken Lickar pose for a photo near their home in Cascade Parks Estates, a 55-and-older manufactured home community where monthly rent is increasing $125 on Jan. 1.

Cascade Park Estates tenants plead for help

Cheryl and Ken Lickar pose for a photo near their home in Cascade Parks Estates, a 55-and-older manufactured home community where monthly rent is increasing $125 on Jan. 1.

October 25, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Cheryl and Ken Lickar thought owning a manufactured home would be easy. Now, they worry rising land rent will leave them homeless and impoverished. Read story

The future site of the Columbia Gardens Apartments is seen on Monday morning. The planned complex at the corner of Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast 16th Street will include 124 affordable units.

Affordable apartments site planned in east Vancouver

The future site of the Columbia Gardens Apartments is seen on Monday morning. The planned complex at the corner of Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast 16th Street will include 124 affordable units.

October 22, 2019, 6:30am Business

A developer has submitted a preliminary application to build a 124-unit affordable apartment complex in east Vancouver. Read story

A cyclist rides through vacant land at 306 S.E. Clark Ave. in Battle Ground that Vancouver Housing Authority plans to buy for the construction of an 80-unit development.

Land purchase set to double Battle Ground’s affordable housing stock

A cyclist rides through vacant land at 306 S.E. Clark Ave. in Battle Ground that Vancouver Housing Authority plans to buy for the construction of an 80-unit development.

September 26, 2019, 6:40pm Clark County News

Vancouver Housing Authority is moving forward with plans that will nearly double the number of affordable housing units it has in Battle Ground. Read story

Construction is about half complete at The Pacific, an 18-unit apartment building for people exiting homelessness. It will be the first completed development by Housing Initiative.

Housing Initiative’s The Pacific in Central Vancouver a ‘labor of love’

Construction is about half complete at The Pacific, an 18-unit apartment building for people exiting homelessness. It will be the first completed development by Housing Initiative.

September 7, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Work is half completed on The Pacific, an 18-unit apartment building in central Vancouver for people exiting homelessness and who have behavioral health issues. Read story

Christina LaCelle, a future Caples Terrace resident, from left, gets a hug from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell as they tour the new 28-unit apartment building with Dena Horton, Cantwell’s Southwest Washington outreach director, and Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle on Monday morning. LaCelle said she was looking forward to enjoying her future home with her baby daughter.

Cantwell pushes affordable housing in Vancouver visit

Christina LaCelle, a future Caples Terrace resident, from left, gets a hug from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell as they tour the new 28-unit apartment building with Dena Horton, Cantwell’s Southwest Washington outreach director, and Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle on Monday morning. LaCelle said she was looking forward to enjoying her future home with her baby daughter.

August 19, 2019, 9:04pm Clark County News

At Caples Terrace’s grand opening Monday, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell touted a new bill aimed at increasing tax credits that support affordable housing construction. Read story

Giovanni Valtierra, 14, left, waits for Vanessa Contreras to finish pouring teriyaki sauce before eating dinner with the rest of his family at their Vancouver apartment on Tuesday evening.

FACE Value: Program, grant help minority homeless populations

Giovanni Valtierra, 14, left, waits for Vanessa Contreras to finish pouring teriyaki sauce before eating dinner with the rest of his family at their Vancouver apartment on Tuesday evening.

August 14, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Daniel Valtierra and Vanessa Contreras went through a rough patch. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D.-Wash.

Vancouver to receive $1.88 million for affordable housing

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D.-Wash.

August 8, 2019, 7:09pm Clark County News

Vancouver will receive $1.88 million in new affordable housing grants, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell announced last week. Read story

Woodland Action operations lead Tanya Rocha, left, and Mike O’Donnell of Woodland carry a table that O’Donnell is donating to Woodland Action. The thrift store and food bank is one of the few agencies in Woodland that provide services to the homeless, and volunteers at the center are worried that two proposed changes to city law on camping and panhandling could scare people away from using Woodland Action.

Woodland grapples with homelessness, two drafted camping ordinances

Woodland Action operations lead Tanya Rocha, left, and Mike O’Donnell of Woodland carry a table that O’Donnell is donating to Woodland Action. The thrift store and food bank is one of the few agencies in Woodland that provide services to the homeless, and volunteers at the center are worried that two proposed changes to city law on camping and panhandling could scare people away from using Woodland Action.

August 5, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

WOODLAND — A small community like Woodland isn’t a great place to be homeless, city officials acknowledge. But even though the city lacks services, those officials want to establish some rules. Read story