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Homeless

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

Keisha Howard of the city of Vancouver leaves a kind message for a future resident of Vancouver's second Safe Stay Community. In addition to the Safe Stay Communities, many new housing options are coming online in Clark County. "That will help with chronic homeless and unsheltered people living in encampments that we see around the community," said Andy Silver, chief operating officer of Vancouver Housing Authority.

Vancouver affordable housing, school levies ahead in early returns

Keisha Howard of the city of Vancouver leaves a kind message for a future resident of Vancouver's second Safe Stay Community. In addition to the Safe Stay Communities, many new housing options are coming online in Clark County. "That will help with chronic homeless and unsheltered people living in encampments that we see around the community," said Andy Silver, chief operating officer of Vancouver Housing Authority.

February 14, 2023, 8:25pm Clark County News

Vancouver voters are favoring a measure renewing Vancouver’s Affordable Housing Fund for another 10 years. Voters were approving a replacement levy in Vancouver Public Schools and but were rejecting levies in Washougal and Woodland. Read story

Washington State Capitol Legislative Building (iStock.com)

Law offers free ID cards for unhoused Washington residents

Washington State Capitol Legislative Building (iStock.com)

February 13, 2023, 5:37pm Clark County News

A recently enacted law is said to open doors for unhoused residents by providing free-of-charge identification cards. Read story

A sidewalk snakes between nearly finished town homes at The Courtyards at Hidden Crest development in Vancouver in February. Zoning districts for middle housing developments like town homes can help make way for more middle-income housing options in Clark County.

Zoning key piece of housing puzzle in Clark County, Vancouver

A sidewalk snakes between nearly finished town homes at The Courtyards at Hidden Crest development in Vancouver in February. Zoning districts for middle housing developments like town homes can help make way for more middle-income housing options in Clark County.

February 9, 2023, 6:02am Business

Clark County’s housing supply hasn’t kept pace with demand. The county is short 13,500 units, according to city of Vancouver data that goes through 2019, a number that is likely higher today. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver seeks comment on American Rescue Plan grant proposals

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

February 8, 2023, 5:27pm Clark County News

A $2.49 million grant given to Vancouver to support affordable housing and homeless populations is one step closer to being distributed after a year-and-a-half wait. Read story

Tod Thayer, Friends of the Carpenter executive director, stands among donated coats at the organization's annual coat giveaway Tuesday, organized in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. Thayer invited various nonprofit organizations to pick up coats to distribute to homeless and low-income clients.

Friends of the Carpenter hosts coat giveaway for Clark County nonprofits

Tod Thayer, Friends of the Carpenter executive director, stands among donated coats at the organization's annual coat giveaway Tuesday, organized in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. Thayer invited various nonprofit organizations to pick up coats to distribute to homeless and low-income clients.

February 7, 2023, 6:33pm Clark County News

A family of seven walked into the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Vancouver all looking for winter coats earlier this week. On a busy day, the organization sees up to 130 families seeking clothing or other resources. Read story