Vancouver Housing Authority names newest homeless shelter

Date Published: 
February 24th, 2021

From The Columbian:

Vancouver Housing Authority will name its newest homeless shelter after Bertha Baugh, a founding member of the NAACP Vancouver branch.

Last week, VHA closed on the purchase of the 63-room Howard Johnson motel near Vancouver Mall for use as a noncongregate shelter. It was announced on Wednesday that the property, which is not yet open, will be known as Bertha Cain Baugh Place.

Baugh became active in several local organizations, including the NAACP, YWCA and League of Women Voters, after moving to Vancouver in 1945 with her husband, David. She died in 2017, just shy of her 99th birthday.

Read The Columbian's article "Vancouver Housing Authority names newest homeless shelter."

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