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Housed, but hanging on by thread: Vancouver family struggles as they watch neighbors end up homeless

March 2, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

A tan duplex in a quiet Vancouver cul-de-sac tells the harrowing story of the city’s housing affordability crisis. Read story

HomeShare Clark County, WA wants to pair renters with senior citizens who own homes

February 27, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Cue “The Golden Girls” theme song: To combat the housing crisis, a Clark County group wants to pair seniors with people seeking a place to live. Read story

Jayne McCarley, left, a resident of Meadow Verde Mobile Home Park, looks over paperwork including her rent increase notice with fellow resident Michelle Bart at her Hazel Dell home Monday morning hours before they knew a rent stabilization bill would die.

Residents in Hazel Dell mobile home park dealt losing hand after rent control bill dies in Washington Legislature

Jayne McCarley, left, a resident of Meadow Verde Mobile Home Park, looks over paperwork including her rent increase notice with fellow resident Michelle Bart at her Hazel Dell home Monday morning hours before they knew a rent stabilization bill would die.

February 27, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

Several residents of a Hazel Dell senior mobile home park gambled that rent stabilization legislation would pass — and lost. Read story

The sunrise shines Jan. 16 over the Chicago skyline and the steaming frigid waters of Lake Michigan at Montrose Beach. Voters in Chicago will weigh the mayor&rsquo;s plan to triple the current real estate transfer tax on residential and commercial property sales between $1 million and $1.5 million and quadruple the tax for properties above $1.5 million to fund homelessness services.

‘This will be transformative for affordable housing’: States say if you can buy ‘mansion,’ you can pay affordable housing tax

The sunrise shines Jan. 16 over the Chicago skyline and the steaming frigid waters of Lake Michigan at Montrose Beach. Voters in Chicago will weigh the mayor&rsquo;s plan to triple the current real estate transfer tax on residential and commercial property sales between $1 million and $1.5 million and quadruple the tax for properties above $1.5 million to fund homelessness services.

February 17, 2024, 6:05am Nation & World

Washington lawmakers last year dedicated a record $400 million to the state’s Housing Trust Fund, which distributes loans and grants to create affordable housing. Read story

Phil Zorich, right, looks over his vegetable garden with his wife Robin on Tuesday. With rising rents, the Zoriches grow vegetables to offset their grocery bill.

‘You don’t do anything but survive’: Cost of living, rents on rise, straining many Clark County residents

Phil Zorich, right, looks over his vegetable garden with his wife Robin on Tuesday. With rising rents, the Zoriches grow vegetables to offset their grocery bill.

February 8, 2024, 6:30am Clark County News

Phil Zorich pointed to dark-green kale leaves poking from a garden bed he built. Read story

Vancouver waterfront apartment building will get $3.11M tax break over eight years

February 6, 2024, 2:48pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council awarded an eight-year tax break to the developer of a seven-story apartment building with 194 market-rate units planned for the waterfront. Read story

The Waterfront Gateway project is expected to bridge downtown Vancouver to the waterfront district.

Vancouver’s Waterfront Gateway Project ‘creating a place for people to connect year-round’

The Waterfront Gateway project is expected to bridge downtown Vancouver to the waterfront district.

February 6, 2024, 6:05am Business

Vancouver officials are seeking feedback on the design of the central plaza behind City Hall, a key piece of the Waterfront Gateway project that aims to connect downtown to the waterfront district. Read story

Clark County Business Briefing

February 3, 2024, 5:58am Business Briefs

The ADU Foundation, which works for housing stability and promoting generational wealth and equity through homeownership, recently added four volunteer directors: Read story

Construction was in progress this summer on The Broadstone Apartments at the Vancouver waterfront. A recent Harvard University study found that half of renters locally and nationwide spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities; 25 percent of Vancouver tenants spend more than half their income on rent.

High rents have tenants on edge: 25% of Vancouver renters spend more than half their income on rent

Construction was in progress this summer on The Broadstone Apartments at the Vancouver waterfront. A recent Harvard University study found that half of renters locally and nationwide spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities; 25 percent of Vancouver tenants spend more than half their income on rent.

February 2, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

Bonnie Waser’s green Chevrolet Malibu sits in front of her mobile home in Vancouver. The 62-year-old can only put a bit of gas into the car at a time. This is just one of the ways she has had to get by since her latest rent increase. She’s among the… Read story

Affordable Housing Fund grants available in Vancouver

January 31, 2024, 5:56am Business

Up to $9.5 million in Affordable Housing Fund dollars are available to developers, nonprofits and other housing providers to go toward projects that supply housing low-income residents in Vancouver. Read story