*Please note, availability of subsidized housing and rental assistance is unpredictable and the Housing Authority is not able to provide estimated wait times.


The Bellingham Housing Authority uses an online application system for all general waiting lists.  For assistance or if you’ve lost your personal registration code please call (360) 676-6887.  

The following self-help reference guides are available with instructions to register and apply for waiting lists:

Reference Guide to Register and Apply with a Registration Code

Reference Guide to Register and Apply without a Registration Code

Reference Guide to Update My Application

 

I want to update my current application

Please click the link below to update a current application with the Bellingham Housing Authority which may include changing your contact information, household composition, or income.  This link can also be used to add your household to additional waiting lists that are currently open to new applicants.             

Update My Application


I want to start the application process

Please click any of the links below to register and start an application with the Bellingham Housing Authority.  Applications will only be accepted for households who meet Bellingham Housing Authority’s subsidy standards for the listed unit sizes below:

Birchwood Manor:

 Located in the Birchwood Neighborhood of Bellingham for households with a member age 62 or older or persons with a disability.  Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent.  This waiting list is currently closed.

Catherine May: Located in the Samish Neighborhood of Bellingham for households with a member age 62 or older or persons with a disability.  Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent.    This waiting list is currently closed.

Everson Meadows: Located in Everson specifically for households who earn income through agricultural employment.  BHA is currently accepting applications for households that qualify for a 2 or 3 bedroom unit.  To apply click here

Housing Choice Voucher:  The Housing Choice Voucher program provides low-income community members with the opportunity to access affordable housing in the private market.  Participants in the HCV program are responsible for locating suitable housing that is affordable through a combination of rent paid by the tenant, and subsidy paid by the Bellingham Housing Authority on behalf of the tenant.  Payment standards apply for determining the maximum subsidy available to the family.  Families may pay up to 40% of their income toward rent and utilities during the first year of assistance.    This waiting list is currently closed.

Project Based Voucher - City:  Various locations within the City of Bellingham.  Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent. This waiting list is currently closed.
Project Based Voucher - County:  Various locations within Whatcom County (but outside of Bellingham).  Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent.  This waiting list is currently closed.  
Project Based Voucher - Deer Run Terrace:  Located in the Sunset neighborhood of Bellingham for households with a member age 62 and over.   Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent.  BHA is currently accepting applications for households that qualify for a 2 bedroom unit.  To apply click here   
Project Based Voucher – River House:  Located in Lynden for households with a member age 62 and over.  Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent.  BHA is currently accepting applications for households that qualify for a 2 bedroom unit.   To apply click here   

Project Based Voucher - Varsity Village:  Located in the Happy Valley neighborhood of Bellingham.  Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent.  This waiting list is currently closed.

Public Housing - City:  Various locations within the City of Bellingham. Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent.  BHA is currently accepting applications for households that qualify for a 3 or 4 bedroom unit.  To apply click here  
Public Housing - County: Various locations outside the Bellingham city limits and in Blaine.  Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent.  BHA is currently accepting applications for households that qualify for a 4 bedroom unit.  To apply click here   

Sumas Square:  Located in Sumas for households with a member age 62 and over.   Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent.  This waiting list is currently closed.

Varsity Village - Multifamily: Located in the Happy Valley Neighborhood of Bellingham. Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent.  This waiting list is currently closed.