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‘Slipping through the cracks’: From foster care to homelessness

January 29, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

Angellina Ricker doesn’t know when she became so terrified of the world. She describes herself as a social butterfly as a little girl, the child who pulled on the pant… Read story

Hundreds in Washington go missing from foster care

January 29, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

As young adults age out of the U.S. foster care system, some inevitably fall through society’s cracks, becoming homeless shortly after leaving state care. But others aren’t accounted for in… Read story

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Washington bills aim to slow rent increases

Washington State Capitol Legislative Building (iStock.com)

January 29, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Two parallel rent-stabilization bills have hit the legislation table this year. Introduced by state Reps. Nicole Macri, D-Seattle, and Alex Ramel, D-Bellingham, House Bills 1388 and 1389 aim to ensure reasonable and predictable rent hikes in Washington. Read story

The Barbers hairstylists Debi Norman, right, and Lynell Felix, left, cut the hair of Alicia Haddix, second from right, and Arthur Walton, on Thursday as part of Project Homeless Connect at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The event brings multiple services under one roof for a day to help out those experiencing homelessness.

Point in Time Count provides snapshot of homelessness in Clark County

The Barbers hairstylists Debi Norman, right, and Lynell Felix, left, cut the hair of Alicia Haddix, second from right, and Arthur Walton, on Thursday as part of Project Homeless Connect at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The event brings multiple services under one roof for a day to help out those experiencing homelessness.

January 26, 2023, 5:31pm Clark County News

The faint hues of morning light snuck through pockets of crumbling darkness early Thursday morning, spotlighting 13 groups of volunteers on a mission to count those who spent the night on Vancouver streets. Read story

A motorist traveling north on Fort Vancouver Way passes two recreational vehicles parked near Clark College, an area that has become home for several people living in their vehicles.

Vancouver seeks site for new Safe Park as people living in vehicles prompt concerns

A motorist traveling north on Fort Vancouver Way passes two recreational vehicles parked near Clark College, an area that has become home for several people living in their vehicles.

January 25, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

Last fall, Irma Lucero noticed a recreational vehicle parked outside a house she owns in Vancouver’s Fruit Valley neighborhood. The vehicle sat on the street for about a month and a half. She never saw its owner, but it was clear to her that someone was living inside. Read story

Joe Ingram cruises down an alley in the SODO area of Seattle, where increasing numbers of RV are being parked in 2020.

Washington lawmakers take aim at vehicle dwellers and parking enforcement

Joe Ingram cruises down an alley in the SODO area of Seattle, where increasing numbers of RV are being parked in 2020.

January 23, 2023, 8:07am Latest News

A state work group wants to prevent vehicles that are lived in from being towed and increase the chances that homeless people in Washington can recover the vehicles and belongings that are towed. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee joins a tour of the Fourth Plain Community Commons mixed-use building project on Oct. 23. The project will offer 106 affordable housing units and is on track to open in summer 2023.

Survey: Homelessness, housing most important to Clark County residents

Gov. Jay Inslee joins a tour of the Fourth Plain Community Commons mixed-use building project on Oct. 23. The project will offer 106 affordable housing units and is on track to open in summer 2023.

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

Clark County needs more affordable housing, according to residents. Read story

A no-parking sign blocks an entrance to the empty lot that is the proposed location of the third Safe Stay site in downtown Vancouver.

Weather delays construction of downtown Vancouver’s Safe Stay homeless community

A no-parking sign blocks an entrance to the empty lot that is the proposed location of the third Safe Stay site in downtown Vancouver.

January 18, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

In an empty parking lot in downtown Vancouver, a fresh blanket of rain darkens a bed of loose gravel. The property houses sparse trees and a skirt of bushes along the edge. Read story

Tom Miller owns property next to a homeless encampment in Vancouver's North Image neighborhood called "The Swamps" by its residents. The Washington State Department of Transportation is trying to sell the land where The Swamps sits, meaning the camp will eventually be cleared and its residents will have to find a new home.

‘The Swamps’: Residents of homeless camp in North Image face uncertain future

Tom Miller owns property next to a homeless encampment in Vancouver's North Image neighborhood called "The Swamps" by its residents. The Washington State Department of Transportation is trying to sell the land where The Swamps sits, meaning the camp will eventually be cleared and its residents will have to find a new home.

January 17, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Glenn DeHart opened his friend’s dresser drawer one January morning to find a litter of 10 baby rats sitting inside. The mother had run off, so he took them from the drawer and placed them inside an empty plastic toolbox, where they lay huddled together in a tiny ball. Read story

Steven Doble packs up items in his kitchen, preparing to move out of his Vancouver apartment where he's lived for eight years. Doble and his roommate are facing eviction, unable to pay their rent due in part to a long wait time for federal disability benefits.

People with disabilities in Clark County face evictions, homelessness as federal benefits stall

Steven Doble packs up items in his kitchen, preparing to move out of his Vancouver apartment where he's lived for eight years. Doble and his roommate are facing eviction, unable to pay their rent due in part to a long wait time for federal disability benefits.

January 13, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Health

After living at Oakbrook Apartments in Vancouver for eight years, roommates Steven Doble and Faith are packing their things into cardboard boxes. Unable to pay their rent, they got an eviction summons in late December. Read story