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Homelessness Housing & Assistance Act

All Clark County housing programs for people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness are accessible through the Housing Solutions Center or call 360-695-9677.

Additional resources for people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness can be found on the Clark County Resource Guide.

General resource information is available by dialing “211” or at 211.info.org.

Act Summary

  • Provides an estimated $12 million/year for housing and services for homeless persons statewide.
  • Makes county (and optionally city) governments responsible for developing ten-year plans to address homelessness.
  • State must develop a ten-year plan to address homelessness, and report results annually.
  • Both state and local plans must minimally aim to reduce homelessness by 50% in ten years (2015).
  • A census of homeless persons must be done annually.

House Bill 2163 2005-2006 (PDF - 66K)
House Bill 1359 2007-2008 (PDF - 34K)

Local Ten-Year Plans to Address Homelessness

County governments are responsible for creating ten year plans to address homelessness. Plans must be approved by local government legislative authorities by December 31, 2005. Progress toward meeting the goals of the local plan must be assessed annually, including progress toward meeting performance measures established by COM.
August 2012 Updated Clark County 10-Year Homeless Plan (PDF - 349KB)
Clark County 10-Year Homeless Plan Strategies (PDF - 243KB)

 

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Clark County Community Services: Vanessa R. Gaston, Director
Street address: 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Bldg 17, Suite A419, Vancouver, WA 98661
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2130 | FAX: (360) 397-6028
E-mail: Community.Services@clark.wa.gov
Community Services Fraud and Abuse Hotline
The Fraud and Abuse Hotline number is (360) 397-8030 and is for the reporting of suspected fraud or abuse related to payment for services. Messages may be left anonymously. To speak directly with the Department Compliance Officer, call (360) 397-2075 ext. 7819.
Responsible Elected Official: Board of Clark County Commissioners

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