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Scorched belongings remain at The Swamps homeless encampment after a fire early Friday morning at the intersection of N.E. 107th Avenue and N.E. 53rd Street in Vancouver's North Image neighborhood.

Blaze scorches portion of Vancouver homeless camp ‘The Swamps’

Scorched belongings remain at The Swamps homeless encampment after a fire early Friday morning at the intersection of N.E. 107th Avenue and N.E. 53rd Street in Vancouver's North Image neighborhood.

March 3, 2023, 6:03pm Clark County News

Drew Fish, a resident at a homeless encampment in east Vancouver, awoke Friday in the middle of the night to the sound of propane tanks exploding. Read story

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Vancouver Fire battles blaze at ‘Swamps’ homeless encampment

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March 3, 2023, 7:47am Clark County News

The Vancouver Fire Department spent more than two hours battling a blaze at an east Vancouver homeless encampment often referred to as 'The Swamps." Read story

Outpost Safe Stay resident Courtney Ligman, left, chokes up thinking about the help she has received from City of Vancouver homelessness response coordinator Jamie Spinelli, right, and others on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, during The Columbian Conversations event at Kiggins Theatre.

Columbian Conversations event focuses on homelessness in Clark County

Outpost Safe Stay resident Courtney Ligman, left, chokes up thinking about the help she has received from City of Vancouver homelessness response coordinator Jamie Spinelli, right, and others on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, during The Columbian Conversations event at Kiggins Theatre.

March 2, 2023, 1:01pm Clark County News

When was the last time you had a conversation about homelessness? Read story

Outpost resident Courtney Ligman, who works in Share's Talkin' Trash program, picks up garbage across from Fort Vancouver High School on a Tuesday afternoon in February.

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Outpost resident Courtney Ligman, who works in Share's Talkin' Trash program, picks up garbage across from Fort Vancouver High School on a Tuesday afternoon in February.

March 1, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Courtney Ligman starts each day by taking her dog, Angel, for a long walk in the park. She eats breakfast, showers and heads to work. Read story

Visitors gather in 2016 to celebrate the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington's latest clubhouse in Vancouver. Federal funds from the city of Vancouver have helped the nonprofit agency run its youth violence prevention and intervention programs.

Clark County, Vancouver to get millions from feds

Visitors gather in 2016 to celebrate the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington's latest clubhouse in Vancouver. Federal funds from the city of Vancouver have helped the nonprofit agency run its youth violence prevention and intervention programs.

February 28, 2023, 6:40pm Business

Clark County and the city of Vancouver are receiving an annual influx of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for affordable housing, community development and homeless assistance. Read story

Bob McElroy describes the living conditions inside the Temporary Bridge Shelter in San Diego that houses up to 325 people.

San Diego response to homelessness a model for Vancouver, beyond

Bob McElroy describes the living conditions inside the Temporary Bridge Shelter in San Diego that houses up to 325 people.

February 28, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

On the outskirts of San Diego, an unwieldy white tent peaks over industrial buildings and overlooks encampments dotting the nearby streets. Read story

Living Hope Church's winter shelter, as pictured last winter, provides a warm place for people experiencing homelessness to stay overnight.

Clark County emergency shelter system mobilizes for people living outside

Living Hope Church's winter shelter, as pictured last winter, provides a warm place for people experiencing homelessness to stay overnight.

February 23, 2023, 1:48pm Clark County News

In the face of an unexpected winter storm, Clark County’s emergency shelters successfully opened up Wednesday night to give people living outside a warm place to sleep. Read story

Clark County shelter system expands for weather

February 23, 2023, 5:58am Clark County Health

Council for the Homeless issued a severe weather alert for the emergency shelter system in Clark County for Wednesday through Sunday. Read story

With possible snow on Wednesday and temperatures forecasted in the low 20s on Thursday and Friday night, Council for the Homeless will likely issue a severe weather alert activating increased emergency shelter capacity.

Clark County winter shelters get set for cold snap

With possible snow on Wednesday and temperatures forecasted in the low 20s on Thursday and Friday night, Council for the Homeless will likely issue a severe weather alert activating increased emergency shelter capacity.

February 21, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Clark County’s winter shelters are bracing for another cold snap later this week. Read story

Tents line West 12th Street near the Share House in downtown Vancouver on May 12, 2022.

Vancouver affordable housing levy passing in early returns

Tents line West 12th Street near the Share House in downtown Vancouver on May 12, 2022.

February 14, 2023, 9:42pm Clark County News

The Vancouver community is showing its support for the city’s affordable housing levy, Proposition 3, according to the first set of results released Tuesday night. Read story