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The city of Vancouver's fourth Safe Stay opened Friday. The pallet shelter community&rsquo;s opening was well attended by community members and politicians, including Gov. Jay Inslee.

Vancouver’s fourth Safe Stay opens; Gov. Jay Inslee says communities are life saving for homeless residents

The city of Vancouver's fourth Safe Stay opened Friday. The pallet shelter community&rsquo;s opening was well attended by community members and politicians, including Gov. Jay Inslee.

December 15, 2023, 5:11pm Clark County News

A handful of people who were experiencing homelessness in Vancouver will be home for the holidays. Read story

High rents and increases are pushing Washington residents out of their homes, according to recent data.

Rent hikes pushing tenants out of homes in Clark County, around Washington

High rents and increases are pushing Washington residents out of their homes, according to recent data.

December 14, 2023, 6:08am Business

Last year, Mary Moore paid about $1,600 a month to rent an apartment in Vancouver. But when a $250 rent hike pushed beyond her budget, the 69-year-old was forced to move. Read story

Churches are in desperate need of volunteers this holiday season. Shelters are an important resource for connecting people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing.

Volunteers needed for Clark County homeless winter shelters

Churches are in desperate need of volunteers this holiday season. Shelters are an important resource for connecting people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing.

December 14, 2023, 6:08am Clark County News

Jane Seidel remembers the moment she realized winter shelters made a real difference in our community. Read story

Thrive to Survive Director of Operations Erin Honan, left, and Program Manager Rick German, center, talk to Jason Nelson and dog Roach, 3. Nonprofit Thrive 2 Survive is taking over management of the program from the city. Nelson and his partner are on the waitlist to get into the parking facility.

‘A road to home’: Thrive 2 Survive to provide staffing, case management to people living at Vancouver’s Safe Parking Zone

Thrive to Survive Director of Operations Erin Honan, left, and Program Manager Rick German, center, talk to Jason Nelson and dog Roach, 3. Nonprofit Thrive 2 Survive is taking over management of the program from the city. Nelson and his partner are on the waitlist to get into the parking facility.

December 13, 2023, 6:07am Clark County News

Thrive 2 Survive, a Clark County-based nonprofit that offers services to people experiencing homelessness, will provide 24-hour staffing and case management to people living in Vancouver’s Safe Parking Zone, where people are allowed to live in their vehicles. Read story

King County Regional Homeless Authority chief ombudsperson Katara Jordan, left, and ombudsperson Em Ishiki work in their downtown Seattle office last month. The authority started an ombuds program for people experiencing homelessness in King County. The program, which launched in 2021, could be a model for Clark County.

Ombuds program in King County gives those experiencing homelessness an ally in navigating system, resolving problems

King County Regional Homeless Authority chief ombudsperson Katara Jordan, left, and ombudsperson Em Ishiki work in their downtown Seattle office last month. The authority started an ombuds program for people experiencing homelessness in King County. The program, which launched in 2021, could be a model for Clark County.

December 12, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

Katara Jordan adjusts her cellphone against her ear with one hand while the other dances across her laptop’s keyboard. Read story

Elizabeth Cochran, left, and Ace Salu of Columbia River Mental Health Services take a break with the clinic&rsquo;s new community response team van on Friday afternoon.

New van allows Columbia River Mental Health Services team to aid those in need along Fourth Plain

Elizabeth Cochran, left, and Ace Salu of Columbia River Mental Health Services take a break with the clinic&rsquo;s new community response team van on Friday afternoon.

December 9, 2023, 6:06am Clark County Health

A Vancouver agency is offering an alternative to police response for people experiencing mental health crises along the Fourth Plain corridor. Read story

Inslee touts encampment clearing efforts, proposes more money for housing

December 8, 2023, 7:51am Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee wants to put more money toward providing more housing options for people living in encampments near state rights of way, he said Thursday. Read story

Vancouver issues first report for homeless emergency declaration

December 5, 2023, 6:56pm Clark County News

During the Dec. 4 Vancouver City Council meeting, staff provided a one-month report of the changes made since the homeless emergency declaration was announced. Read story

Smoke billows from a campfire under cold conditions as Vancouver resident Greg Wilson, background left, who is not a resident of the Burnt Bridge Creek encampment, helps his friend set up his gear in the new location Wednesday morning.

‘All of us want help’: Unhoused residents in Clark County prepare for colder-than-normal winter

Smoke billows from a campfire under cold conditions as Vancouver resident Greg Wilson, background left, who is not a resident of the Burnt Bridge Creek encampment, helps his friend set up his gear in the new location Wednesday morning.

November 29, 2023, 6:32pm Clark County News

Residents huddled around campfires to stay warm at a homeless camp along the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail during this week’s cold snap. Two men murmured to each other that the man who laid sick in a nearby tent could use some soup. Read story

Council for the Homeless issues severe weather alert in Clark County, activating additional resources, shelter

November 24, 2023, 4:23pm Churches & Religion

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