The Bellingham Whatcom County Housing Authority (BWCHA) regularly reviews its policies, procedures and plans furthering the agency mission to provide quality, affordable housing for low-and moderate-income families, elderly households, and persons with disabilities through innovative resource development and responsible stewardship of housing and fiscal resources.
The BWCHA is proposing changes to its Utility Allowance and Flat Rent schedules with an anticipated implementation date of January 1st, 2019 for the Public Housing Program and March 31st, 2019 for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The schedule has been updated in conformance with HUD issued notice PIH 2015-13 (HA).
At this time we are seeking the input from BWCHA residents, community partners and interested community members to provide feedback to the BWCHA Board of Commissioners and Staff before changes are reviewed and approved by the BWCHA Board of Commissioners.
The public comment period will begin September 14, 2018 and end October 15, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. The Housing Authority will be accepting written comments only.
Please mail your written comments to:
Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authorities
Attn: Chief Operating Officer
411 York Street, Bellingham, Washington 98225
Or deliver to
208 Unity Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Or email to
Locations for viewing a copy of the Utility Allowance Schedule:
BWCHA’s Website: www.bellinghamhousing.org
BWCHA’s Administration Office at 208 Unity Street in Bellingham
Click the links below to view the full documents
HCV Utility Allowance Update
Public Housing Utility Allowance-Flat Rent Update