Our mission is to offer opportunities for people to thrive by ensuring access to quality, affordable homes.
Every person has the opportunity to live in a safe, secure, affordable home.
Who We Are:
The Housing Authority of the City of Bellingham is a local government agency that serves thousands of residents in Whatcom County. The Bellingham Housing Authority and the Whatcom County Housing Authority work together to provide needed housing in our community. Some people we serve are:
BHA is governed by a Board of Commissioners.
BWCHA by the Numbers a Snapshot
Number of Vouchers to help people pay rent
Number of Low Income Public Housing Units
Number of Continuum of Care / Supported Services Units
Number of USDA Rural Development Units
Number of HUD Multi-Family Affordable Units
Number of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program Unit
What is an ABLE account?
ABLE Accounts, which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, were created as a result of the passage of the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or better known as the ABLE Act. The beneficiary of the account is the account owner, and income earned by the accounts will not be taxed. Contributions to the account, which can be made by any person (the account beneficiary, family and friends), must be made using post-taxed dollars and will not be tax deductible for purposes of federal taxes, however some states may allow for state income tax deductions for contribution made to an ABLE account.
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