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Housing

How much has Washington state spent on housing in the past decade?

May 21, 2024, 2:21pm Latest News

For much of the past decade, the amount of money Washington lawmakers dedicated to housing and homelessness programs grew gradually, climbing from around $200 million to $400 million in each… Read story

Washington’s neverending housing crisis

May 13, 2024, 6:00am Business

Washington is on track to hit some of its housing goals, but homeownership remains expensive, homelessness is growing, and the supply of affordable homes is still running short. Read story

Clark County Council Chair Gary Medvigy, shown at a meeting in 2022, said the county can still adjust the growth plan if necessary.

Clark County Council breaks deadlock to agree on way to distribute housing growth among cities

Clark County Council Chair Gary Medvigy, shown at a meeting in 2022, said the county can still adjust the growth plan if necessary.

May 7, 2024, 6:59pm Clark County News

Clark County councilors managed to break a deadlock Tuesday over how to distribute projected housing growth over the next 20 years to individual cities. Read story

Brush Prairie Baptist Church wants to preserve a 1920s home on its property before its demolition May 14. If the buyer has the funds to move the house, it will be sold for $1.

$1 house: Historic home on property of Brush Prairie Baptist Church faces demolition

Brush Prairie Baptist Church wants to preserve a 1920s home on its property before its demolition May 14. If the buyer has the funds to move the house, it will be sold for $1.

May 7, 2024, 6:07am Churches & Religion

Brush Prairie Baptist Church is desperate to save a 1925 home on its property that is set to be demolished in the coming weeks. Church members hope someone will buy the historic home for $1 and pay to move it elsewhere. Read story

Undocumented immigrants face challenges finding affordable housing, especially in Clark County.

Housing a top struggle for undocumented immigrants in Clark County

Undocumented immigrants face challenges finding affordable housing, especially in Clark County.

April 27, 2024, 6:10am Clark County News

Rent was going up again for the decaying Vancouver apartment where Isabel lived with her husband and two sons. And though it was difficult to pay, she knew her family would scrape together any amount of money to stay in their home. Read story

(Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

Vancouver renters could see relocation assistance, limits on fees and variable due dates in new city codes

(Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

April 23, 2024, 3:25pm Clark County News

Renters in Vancouver could see new protections in 2025 thanks to the city council. Read story

Construction workers hold a piece of siding in place while building houses along Northeast 138th Avenue in east Vancouver.

Clark County Council pushes to provide more ‘middle housing,’ aiming to increase access to homeownership

Construction workers hold a piece of siding in place while building houses along Northeast 138th Avenue in east Vancouver.

April 18, 2024, 6:09am Business

As part of a long effort to create a greater variety of housing options with potential for smaller, more affordable homes, the Clark County Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to revise rules governing residential development. Read story

Hilary Franz, Washington Commissioner of Public Lands

Washington law allows tax breaks for affordable housing built on state land

Hilary Franz, Washington Commissioner of Public Lands

April 16, 2024, 5:22pm Northwest

Washington’s Department of Natural Resources wants to help solve the state’s housing crisis by offering state land for affordable residential development. Read story

(Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

Clark County Council continues planning for next 20 years of population growth

(Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

April 13, 2024, 6:04am Clark County News

The Clark County Council this month will continue the lengthy process of planning for the next two decades of population growth. The council will meet to discuss where new housing, jobs and population growth should go. Read story

A new state law is requiring the city of Vancouver to allow duplexes, fourplexes and even sometimes sixplexes in any single-family home neighborhood.

How Washington’s local governments have moved to allow for denser housing

A new state law is requiring the city of Vancouver to allow duplexes, fourplexes and even sometimes sixplexes in any single-family home neighborhood.

April 11, 2024, 1:34pm Business

Washington lawmakers in recent years have passed laws to require local governments to allow for more housing density with duplexes, triplexes or attached dwelling units. Read story