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Gov. Jay Inslee points to the work his homeless encampment initiative has done to clear encampments and transition people into housing. Inslee released his budget proposals surrounding housing and homelessness programs at the site of a former encampment in Seattle.

Housing and homelessness in Washington, by the numbers

Gov. Jay Inslee points to the work his homeless encampment initiative has done to clear encampments and transition people into housing. Inslee released his budget proposals surrounding housing and homelessness programs at the site of a former encampment in Seattle.

March 29, 2024, 6:02am Northwest

In recent years, Washington lawmakers have changed zoning laws, poured money into new housing, created homelessness prevention programs, moved people out of encampments and boosted behavioral health support. Read story

Kathy Driver holds her 11-year-old Shih Tzu Cooper. Driver&rsquo;s spouse died in 2022, and she could no longer stay in the home they shared.

Widow: ‘I lost my partner, my best friend and then my home all at the same time’

Kathy Driver holds her 11-year-old Shih Tzu Cooper. Driver&rsquo;s spouse died in 2022, and she could no longer stay in the home they shared.

March 23, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

With a small smile, Kathy Driver gently placed a framed photograph on the kitchen counter in her RV home. Read story

An eviction notice hangs on the door of Rhonda Keith and Corey Elvetici&rsquo;s former apartment.

Evicted into the cold: Disabled Vancouver woman, son find selves on street, told no help available

An eviction notice hangs on the door of Rhonda Keith and Corey Elvetici&rsquo;s former apartment.

March 23, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

Corey Elvetici was homeless in Virginia when he heard his mother, who lived in Vancouver, lost her housing. Although he couldn’t give her money for an apartment, he moved to Vancouver five years ago so she wouldn’t experience homelessness alone. Read story

P.J. Leonard-Loera, 7, his mom Patricia Leonard, Anthony Leonard-Loera, 6, and dad Paul Loera play Pokemon Monopoly at Open House Ministries. Paul and Patricia are the first graduates from the downtown Vancouver Safe Stay shelter that opened in November 2023.

‘There was a miracle that happened there’: First graduates of downtown Vancouver Safe Stay celebrate milestone

P.J. Leonard-Loera, 7, his mom Patricia Leonard, Anthony Leonard-Loera, 6, and dad Paul Loera play Pokemon Monopoly at Open House Ministries. Paul and Patricia are the first graduates from the downtown Vancouver Safe Stay shelter that opened in November 2023.

March 21, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

Two rambunctious boys squirmed and squealed while playing Monopoly with their mother and father, Patricia Leonard and Paul Loera, at their dinner table last week. Anthony and P.J. Leonard-Loera, 6 and 7, filled every second with chatter. Read story

Council for the Homeless outreach team members Magellan Rankin, in maroon, and Nina Rengechy take part in the point in time count near Interstate 205 on Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2024.

Vancouver nonprofit Council for for the Homeless awarded $2M grant from MacKenzie Scott’s foundation

Council for the Homeless outreach team members Magellan Rankin, in maroon, and Nina Rengechy take part in the point in time count near Interstate 205 on Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2024.

March 20, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Council for the Homeless received a $2 million grant Tuesday toward its mission to end homelessness. Read story

Motorists drive along the Fourth Plain corridor Monday afternoon.

Residents, nonprofits, law enforcement, businesses focus on solutions along Fourth Plain corridor

Motorists drive along the Fourth Plain corridor Monday afternoon.

March 19, 2024, 6:05am Business

Over the four years Leanne Zink has worked in an office off Vancouver’s East Fourth Plain Boulevard, she has watched homelessness and drug problems worsen nearby. She must frequently call 911 to get help for those she finds passed out in front of her office. She now carries overdose-reversal medication… Read story

Vancouver Homelessness Response Coordinator and HART member Jamie Spinelli, at right, and Vancouver police Officer Tyler Chavers talk with encampment residents near the Share House men's shelter in December.

Vancouver council decides to not expand camping bans because ‘it might make it worse for everyone’

Vancouver Homelessness Response Coordinator and HART member Jamie Spinelli, at right, and Vancouver police Officer Tyler Chavers talk with encampment residents near the Share House men's shelter in December.

March 12, 2024, 2:17pm Clark County News

When the city of Vancouver declared homelessness to be a civil emergency in November, it opened new options for restricting camping. But on Monday, city staff recommended holding back on changes. Read story

Columbia River Mental Health Services sets forum on policing in Fourth Plain corridor

March 12, 2024, 5:56am Clark County Health

Columbia River Mental Health Services will hold a public forum focused on mental health, substance use and law enforcement within the Fourth Plain corridor in Vancouver. Read story

Xavier Lopez of Miracle Man Movers transports a piece of furniture from a container to his truck while moving a customer to Vancouver in March 2023. Application and other fees can make moving costly for renters.

Fees, deposits barriers for renters in Clark County

Xavier Lopez of Miracle Man Movers transports a piece of furniture from a container to his truck while moving a customer to Vancouver in March 2023. Application and other fees can make moving costly for renters.

March 4, 2024, 6:05am Business

Sara Oberrecht has a quiet apartment in Battle Ground and a full-time job at Legacy Health working from home. But all that could be gone by Tuesday. Read story

Tents line the sidewalk outside of Share House in October in Vancouver.

City forgives $15,000 of loan Share Vancouver stopped paying on in 2010

Tents line the sidewalk outside of Share House in October in Vancouver.

February 27, 2024, 2:18pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council on Monday forgave $15,000 of a $25,000 loan that homeless organization Share received in 1999. Still, some councilors voiced concerns about why Share stopped making payments on the loan in 2010. Read story