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Staying Safe in Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver, Washington
2 communities, each with 40 shelters
Population Served:
Local Unhoused Neighbors
opening date:
December 14, 2021
City Funds, ARPA
build timeline:

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Learn how Vancouver became a safe space for people experiencing homelessness. Complete the form to download this project's case study.

People experiencing homelessness in Pacific Northwest now have a safe place to sleep and a community to share.

The SSCs and Pallet shelters provide dignified, safe spaces where residents can regroup, rebuild, and prepare for an eventual move to permanent housing. The Outpost Community served 80 people in its first year—33 moved into permanent housing and 70 percent accessed services to help them on the path to permanent housing.

What you see here is very successful for a lot of reasons. One, when you do tiny home villages like this, you can house two to three times more people for the same dollar. So we’re getting two to three times more people to get out of the rain, to get in secure environment, so they can work on some of their other challenges.

- WA Governor Jay Inslee

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