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State of emergency declared to respond to the growing crisis of homelessness
November 07, 2023
Monday, Nov. 6, the Vancouver City Council voted to ratify an emergency declaration related to homelessness. In accordance with Vancouver Municipal Code 2.12, the City Manager made the emergency declaration Friday, Nov. 3. “We are committed to doing everything we can to address homelessness in our city,” said...Read More
Vancouver’s Heights District Plan wins Governor’s Smart Communities Award
November 02, 2023
The City of Vancouver is the recipient of the 2023 Governor’s Smart Communities Award, Smart Vision Award for its continuing work on the Heights District development project. The Smart Vision Award recognizes a local comprehensive...
Vancouver’s Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program awards funding to several local communities
October 26, 2023
As part of the 2023 Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program, the City of Vancouver is pleased to announce that two neighborhood traffic calming projects will be funded to help address traffic concerns and speeding within several...
Up to $2.2 million in City community development, housing grants available
October 05, 2023
The City of Vancouver estimates there will be up to $2.2 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program and HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME ARP) dollars available for local projects in...
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