Affordable Housing

Bond and Tax-Credit Financed Developments

Attractive housing at affordable rental rates is available for low-income families, seniors, and people with special needs. These well designed apartments are energy efficient.

Rents are kept affordable because private investors are given special tax incentives to invest in developing these apartments. Affordable housing developments have been built in Bellingham , Blaine , Ferndale , Lynden and Sumas. The family-oriented developments have playgrounds, all of the developments are near bus routes. All are pleasantly landscaped.

Some of the apartment developments have inviting community spaces which may include computer rooms, a community library, a shared fireside room, and exercise facilities.

People must meet certain income qualifications to live in this affordable housing. Rental applications have people list their total annual income and this is compared to the median income in Whatcom County . Please contact the Housing Authority for a referral to these properties.

Once a person or family qualifies to rent a tax-credit or bond-financed affordable apartment, they must sign a rental agreement of at least six months. Each year they also must submit financial information to prove that they still qualify for this housing program. Often housing is readily available.


To see where our Affordable Housing properties are located please click here  Affordable Properties

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