Lincoln SquareLincoln Square

409 York Street

 Bellingham WA


  Bellingham Housing Authority
Developed by:   Bellingham Housing Authority
Year Built/Rehabilitated:   1970
Number of Residential Units:   198
Unit Mix:   89 studio / 99 one-bedroom / 10 two-bedroom
Square Footage:   studio: 372 s.f. / one-bedroom: 456 s.f. / two-bedroom: 753 s.f.
Population Served:   elderly and/or disabled
Professionally Managed by:   Bellingham Housing Author


Description of Property:

Residents can enjoy strolls along Whatcom Creek in the privacy of their back yards, or plant flowers and vegetables in one of the individual garden planters. Barbecue areas and a large patio make it convenient for residents to host gatherings for special events. The dining room and lobbies provide

ideal spots for residents to gather and participate in many of the indoor activities, including a weekly meal program, and other events facilitated by the Housing Authority and residents.

Lincoln Square was a recipient of ARRA Green Communities Grant funding to update the building envelope, reduce utilities, and incorporate green technologies into the building. As of Fall 2012, the building uses photovoltaic solar panels to generate roughly 10% of the building’s electricity use.

High efficiency boilers, new efficient lighting with sensors, and water saving devices to decrease utility costs were also installed. BHA increased the ventilation in living spaces and several green roofs and garden areas were installed to increase the “comfort level” in this community.

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