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City of Vancouver offering affordable housing grants

The city of Vancouver is making $300,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund available for projects that provide shelter to people experiencing homelessness.

The funds are available to government agencies, nonprofit groups, faith-based groups, for-profit developers and individual property owners. Recipients can use the funds to pay for shelter acquisition, construction, rehabilitation and operations.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 21. The Vancouver City Council will announce recipients in October.

People interested in applying for the funds can attend an optional open house from 3:30 to 5 p.m. July 16 at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St. The application and additional guidelines can be found at To request the application guidelines in another format or language, contact Peggy Sheehan at 360-487-7952 or


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