• A Varsity Village Garden

    Varsity Garden
  • Lincoln Square Rooftop Garden

    Lincoln Square Rooftop Garden
  • Laube Hotel circa 1903

    Laube Hotel circa 1903
  • Laube Hotel Apartments Circa 2008

    Laube Hotel 2008
  • Laube Hotel Interior

    Laube Hotel 2008 Interior

    Oakland Block Building ~ 2002 Historic Preservation National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials Award of Excellence

    Oakland Block Building

    Riverhouse ~ 1998 National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officals Award of Excellence

  • Walton Two Rooftop Deck

    Walton Two Rooftop Deck
* * * * * * * * Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authorities Invites applications for the Position of Executive Director * * * * * * * *

Job Announcement (Instructions on How to Apply)

Job Description

Application Form

To learn more about the City of Bellingham and Whatcom County check out these links below.

Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry: https://bellingham.com/bellingham/

City of Bellingham: https://www.cob.org/visiting/pages/about.aspx

Be In Bellingham: https://www.bellingham.org/

Discover Bellingham: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g58350-Bellingham_Washington-Vacations.html

Who We Are:

Bellingham Housing Authority is a local government agency that serves approximately 3,000 homes housing over 7,000 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:

  • Low-Income Families
  • Elderly People
  • People with Disabilities
  • Working families in need of affordable housing

BHA is governed by a Board of Commissioners.


Our Mission:

Our mission is 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 our housing and fiscal resources.


  • Housing Programs

    Information about our housing programs, how to apply and waiting list information.


  • Properties

    Information on properties owned or managed by the BWCHA.


  • Landlords

    Are you interested in becoming a Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 landlord?


  • Public Comment

    Your input counts!  Please check our current 'Requests for Comment'.


  1. Notice of Waitlist Opening


    The following waiting list will open to new pre-applications on

    May 16, 2018.  Pre-applications may be picked-up and submitted at the Bellingham Housing Authority office: 208 Unity Street in Bellingham, WA.

    Bellingham 2-Bedroom Project-Based Vouchers

    Whatcom County 3-Bedroom Project-Based Vouchers

    Equal Housing Opport...


  2. Access The Internet

    Find internet for your home as low as $10 a month

    Discover free courses to help you learn how to use the computer

    Purchase low-cost computers or tablets

    Read how here - 2018 Everyone-On-Fly...

    Access Opportunity! Whether it’s finding a job, learning new skills or helping students with their homework, everyone should benefit from Internet connectivity.
  3. Waiting List Updates!

    Click the image for more information on program wait lists.

    waitlist updates

  4. Document Library

    Please click the image for our Document Library to access useful forms and documents.  You may also navigate to the Document Library on the 'Contact Us' menu tab.
  5. Newsletters

    Read the monthly newsletters for our Public Housing residents