Whatcom: Housing

Common Ground
110 Prefontaine Place S #504
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 461-4500
Web: www.commongroundwa.org
Non-profit consulting firm specializing in low-income and special needs housing development. Their misssion is to create and preserve decent housing for people with low income and special needs throughout Washington State.

Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authorities
208 Unity Street / PO Box 9701
Bellingham, WA 98227
Phone: (360) 676-6887
Provides applications for public housing and Section 8 rental assistance in Whatcom County.

USDA Rural Development
2021 E College Way, Suite 216
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-3610
Phone: (360) 428-4322
Programs providing grants or loans for homebuyers with low to moderate income.

Agape Christian Women's Shelter - Emergency shelter
2300 Yew St. Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 733-3796
Provides shelter for homeless women and children. Eligibility is based on degree of need.

Lydia Place
1701 Gladstone
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 671-7663
Provides transitional housing for 6 months for women with children. Women staying at Lydia Place participate in a Life Skills program to meet the goal of self-sufficiency. Lydia Place is not appropriate for short-term emergency.

Homeless Housing Program for Families with Children
314 E. Holly Street - Community Resource Center
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 734-5121 (Ext 370)
Provides emergency housing, rental assistance, and transitional housing for families in need or for victims of domestic violence. Families can apply for this program at the Community Center, 12:00Noon - 4:00PM Monday-Friday. There may be a waiting list.

YWCA
1026 N. Forest Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 734-4820
Web: www.nas.com/~ywca
Provides free short-term housing (for up to 60 days) and low cost transitional housing for up to 18 months. The program is for single women and includes life skills and mental health classes, free outfits for job interviews and work scholarships, and help connecting with other community resources as needed.