Clark County Homeless Crisis Response

Clark County Homeless Crisis Response

Clark County and its community members have prioritized assisting the most vulnerable in our community. Local service providers assist unhoused residents connect to the Homeless Crisis Response System and available resources.


All housing assistance is accessed through the Housing Solutions Center
360.695.9677
www.councilforthehomeless.org

For utility assistance, contact Clark Public Utilities
360.992.3000 
www.clarkpublicutilities.com

Outreach Services:
Council for the Homeless:
Website: https://www.councilforthehomeless.org/emergency-shelter/
Share: 
Website: https://sharevancouver.org/programs/share-outreach-talkin-trash-program/

For all other services, call 2-1-1 (877.211.9274)
www.211info.org

American Rescue Plan funds (ARPA)

Clark County Council approved $15.5 Million in American Rescue Plan funds to increase capacity for our local Homeless Crisis Response System.

Outreach Services: $4.4 Million

Clark County has partnered with local providers to expand homeless outreach teams' capacity to connect unsheltered residents to case management, mainstream, and essential services.

Shelters: $5 Million

Increasing shelter capacity is a key focus. Clark County is entering into contracts with local agencies to create safer spaces for unsheltered community members.

Motel Vouchers: $800,000

Clark County has partnered with Council for the Homeless to increase capacity for unsheltered individuals to access motel vouchers.

Housing and Essential Needs: $300,000

Clark County has allocated additional support to assist households enrolled in Housing and Essential Needs programs.

Rapid Rehousing: $2.5 Million

To support unhoused residents gain housing stability, Clark County is entering into contracts with local agencies to provide rent assistance, housing navigation, and case management services. 

Permanent Supportive Housing: $2.5 Million

To support chronically homeless persons, Clark County is entering into contracts with local agencies for rent assistance, housing navigation, and connections to mainstream services.  

Emergency Solutions Grant funds (ESG)

Utilizing the Emergency Solutions Grant - CARES Act, Clark County has distributed $4,196,760 to local agencies to increase Homeless Crisis Response System Activities including homeless outreach, emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, Homeless Management Information System supports, and staffing costs to support emergency response efforts.

Covid Eviction Prevention Rent Assistance (ERA)

COVID Eviction prevention Rental Assistance (ERA)

Since August of 2020, through a network of local service providers, Clark County has distributed over $20,000,000 in direct financial assistance for rent and utilities to over 3,000 low-income households.

Next opening for rent and utility assistance applications will be Monday, August 23, at 12 pm;

Access the application through the Housing Solutions Center at 360.695.9677, or
www.councilforthehomeless.org. For utility assistance, contact Clark Public Utilities at
360.992.3000, or www.clarkpublicutilities.com.