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Construction of The Broadstone Apartments continues at the Vancouver waterfront on July 7. Once complete, the developers will receive an eight-year tax exemption on the building, during which 36 of the 180 units will be restricted to households earning the median area income or less.

Multifamily tax exemption affordability option hasn’t been effective in Vancouver

Construction of The Broadstone Apartments continues at the Vancouver waterfront on July 7. Once complete, the developers will receive an eight-year tax exemption on the building, during which 36 of the 180 units will be restricted to households earning the median area income or less.

July 15, 2023, 6:13am Business

It’s been 12 years since the city of Vancouver added the affordability option to the multifamily tax exemption. How effective has it been? Read story

James Walls, left, a Vietnam Veteran and resident of Fruit Valley Terrace, welcomes Gov. Jay Inslee to his home during a tour of the property.

Gov. Inslee visits Vancouver’s tiny-home affordable housing community

James Walls, left, a Vietnam Veteran and resident of Fruit Valley Terrace, welcomes Gov. Jay Inslee to his home during a tour of the property.

July 14, 2023, 3:55pm Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee’s eyes scan over the photographs, assorted knickknacks and military medals accessorizing the 300-square foot unit that veteran James Walls has called home for the last year and a half. Read story

Dale Moon has been living in his 1985 Ford motor home but can't bring it to an RV park in Vancouver because of its age.

RV age limits in Vancouver cause strife

Dale Moon has been living in his 1985 Ford motor home but can't bring it to an RV park in Vancouver because of its age.

July 12, 2023, 6:15am Business

After getting a divorce last year, Josh, who asked only his first name be used for privacy, needed a place to live that was affordable and still close to his two young children in Vancouver. With high rents for apartments in the city, he opted to buy a used 21-year-old… Read story

The city of Vancouver is removing a rule that allows developers to receive the tax exemption if they produce a public benefit project, such as a public plaza or mural. The city will replace this option with an in-lieu fee, meaning that developers will be eligible for the exemption if they give some of the money they saved to the city to be used for affordable housing.

Vancouver moves toward expanding developer tax break to more parts of the city

The city of Vancouver is removing a rule that allows developers to receive the tax exemption if they produce a public benefit project, such as a public plaza or mural. The city will replace this option with an in-lieu fee, meaning that developers will be eligible for the exemption if they give some of the money they saved to the city to be used for affordable housing.

June 27, 2023, 1:35pm Business

The Vancouver City Council Monday night took several steps to expand the coverage area for a developer tax break meant to spur the construction of affordable housing. Read story

Open House Ministries received a $1 million grant for its development of a new 30-unit affordable housing building.

Open House Ministries gains $1M grant to support affordable housing

Open House Ministries received a $1 million grant for its development of a new 30-unit affordable housing building.

June 21, 2023, 5:44pm Business

Open House Ministries will receive $1 million to bolster local affordable housing. 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.

Vancouver accepting applications for Affordable Housing Fund

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.

June 21, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is accepting applications for its Affordable Housing Fund, which will award $1.7 million to projects to address housing challenges in the city. Read story

A crowd listens to a presentation from City of Vancouver Housing Programs Manager Samantha Whitley Monday during a community forum at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School.

Vancouver residents voice concerns about housing, costs at forum with city councilors

A crowd listens to a presentation from City of Vancouver Housing Programs Manager Samantha Whitley Monday during a community forum at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School.

June 13, 2023, 2:44pm Clark County News

Dozens of Vancouver residents spent Monday’s sunny afternoon at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School to hear from the city about housing issues and share their thoughts regarding the city’s housing crisis. Read story

Apartments look over construction vehicles on a site along Northeast 138th Avenue in Vancouver.

Clark County housing developers face challenges due to environmental and zoning constraints

Apartments look over construction vehicles on a site along Northeast 138th Avenue in Vancouver.

May 30, 2023, 6:09am Business

Clark County has an extensive bank of land throughout its various cities. Yet the same beloved landscapes of hills and water that grace the region are some of the barriers shortchanging developers’ ability to build affordable homes. Read story

Capitol Hill neighborhood and Bellevue seen from the Space Needle on Friday, May 20, 2022.

Washington lawmakers’ ‘year of housing’ could ease the affordability crisis

Capitol Hill neighborhood and Bellevue seen from the Space Needle on Friday, May 20, 2022.

May 15, 2023, 6:00am Latest News

For years, proposals in the Washington Legislature to address the state’s dire housing availability and affordability crisis have withered and died in the face of opposition – even as the problem worsened. This year was different. Read story

Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are Glen Yung, from left, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman, on screen, Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

Clark County Council rejects state’s population estimates, use figures from Building Industry Association of Clark County

Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are Glen Yung, from left, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman, on screen, Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

May 3, 2023, 6:52pm Business

Following a lot of discussion, and a little confusion, the Clark County Council on Tuesday approved new population projections to be used to update the county’s growth management plan. Read story