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Vancouver City Council OKs day camping for homeless who work nights

September 22, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council passed an ordinance Monday night allowing camping during the day for nighttime-working houseless people and to begin the process of selecting “supportive campsites” around the city… Read story

Bertha’s Place, central Vancouver homeless shelter, gets $5.1 million grant

September 13, 2021, 6:05am Business

On Tuesday, the Washington State Department of Commerce announced a $5.1 million grant to the Vancouver Housing Authority to cover the cost of purchasing Bertha’s Place, a hotel that will… Read story

Crews are converting the former Howard Johnson hotel into Bertha Cain Baugh Place, a future shelter for the homeless, near the Vancouver Mall. The city council approved a code update on Monday to remove language that previously differentiated between hotels and shelters for zoning purposes.

Vancouver City Council’s unanimous vote eliminates final hurdle for homeless shelter

Crews are converting the former Howard Johnson hotel into Bertha Cain Baugh Place, a future shelter for the homeless, near the Vancouver Mall. The city council approved a code update on Monday to remove language that previously differentiated between hotels and shelters for zoning purposes.

August 19, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council voted unanimously Monday to update the city’s Commercial and Transient Lodging Use language, removing a clause that previously appeared to differentiate between homeless shelters and other lodging operations, such as hotels. Read story

Fruit Valley Terrace is a tiny homes community organized by the local housing nonprofit Community Roots Collaborative to help alleviate homelessness.

Tiny homes nonprofit overcomes big hurdles as Vancouver project nears completion

Fruit Valley Terrace is a tiny homes community organized by the local housing nonprofit Community Roots Collaborative to help alleviate homelessness.

August 18, 2021, 6:07am Clark County News

Community Roots Collaborative had to overcome large obstacles as it worked to build a tiny homes community in Fruit Valley to alleviate homelessness, but the project is nearly complete. Read story

A homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver. City staff and a group including city residents and those with lived experiences of homelessness are s reviewing proposals from organizations looking to operate the city's proposed new supported campsites.

Vancouver reviews operators for supported campsites

A homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver. City staff and a group including city residents and those with lived experiences of homelessness are s reviewing proposals from organizations looking to operate the city's proposed new supported campsites.

August 14, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

A committee of Vancouver residents and city staff is reviewing proposals from organizations looking to operate the city’s new supported campsites, marking a concrete step forward in Vancouver’s changing approach to alleviating homelessness. Read story

The former Vancouver Navigation Center on Grand Boulevard.

The rise and fall of Vancouver’s Navigation Center

The former Vancouver Navigation Center on Grand Boulevard.

July 11, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

When Vancouver leaders officially announced that the city would permanently close its Navigation Center — a long-planned, briefly operated, well-used and hotly contested day shelter for people experiencing homelessness — the news barely made a ripple. Read story

The  Vancouver campus of the VA Portland Health Care System gymnasium played host to a COVID-19 vaccination center on June 29. Like the general population, fewer veterans are attending vaccination clinics.

VA’s Vancouver campus sees slowing demand for COVID-19 vaccine

The  Vancouver campus of the VA Portland Health Care System gymnasium played host to a COVID-19 vaccination center on June 29. Like the general population, fewer veterans are attending vaccination clinics.

July 7, 2021, 6:07am Clark County Health

VA adjusts as it sees fall in demand for COVID-19 vaccination Read story

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Clark County groups join petition asking Inslee to lift eviction ban on county-by-county basis

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (AP Photo/Ted S.

June 29, 2021, 6:07am Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee has once again extended the deadline for a statewide ban on evictions, extending for three months protections for tenants unable to pay rent. He issued the proclamation just a few days before the eviction moratorium had been set to expire on Wednesday. Read story

A worker removes garbage from a homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver on Thursday morning, April 29, 2021. Vancouver's new homeless resources coordinator is presenting her strategy for supported camp sites.

Clark County Council approves $15.5 million to address homelessness

A worker removes garbage from a homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver on Thursday morning, April 29, 2021. Vancouver's new homeless resources coordinator is presenting her strategy for supported camp sites.

June 15, 2021, 8:34pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council has approved the use of $15.5 million in federal funds to address increased homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

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Judge dismisses attempted murder, hate crime charges for Vancouver man accused in stabbing

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June 15, 2021, 6:23pm Clark County News

A homeless Vancouver man has been found unfit to stand trial for attempted murder and hate crime, so the judge has dismissed the charges. Read story