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Community Action

CAP 50 Years of Community Action

Washington State Community Action Partnership: Better Lives, Stronger Communities.

The Clark County Community Action Program distributes funds for emergency needs, basic and essential services, and programs that work to improve self-sufficiency. The 2015 Homeless Action Plan was approved by County Board of Councilors on May 26, 2015.

Program dollars come from local Deed Recording fees (2060, 2163, 1359), the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), local dollars, the Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG), the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).

Please call 2-1-1 or visit if you are in need of assistance.

The Community Action Program allocates more than $2 million annually to community nonprofit organizations to provide an array of services to homeless and low-income individuals and families in Clark County. Examples of funded services include emergency shelter, energy assistance, homeless prevention through rent or mortgage assistance and case management, and access to services and programs for food, employment, and legal assistance for non-criminal matters.

Clark County does not provide direct rental assistance. If you are in need of assistance, contact the Housing Solutions Center hotline at (360) 695-9677.

50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty
Click here for background information on the War on Poverty, Community Action Program and Community Services Block Grant. 
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Homeless? Need housing?



For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Royce, Program Coordinator
(360) 397-2130


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
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 Councilors

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