Serving Bellingham & Whatcom County

Every person should have the opportunity to live in a safe, secure & affordable home!

“The staff at the Bellingham Housing Authority was magnificent. They went above and beyond. They answered all our questions and made the process easy. Everyone we worked with was professional and very knowledgeable. These people really do care about the people in this community.”


Bellingham, WA


~Discover what you qualify for~
~Learn About the Various Programs~
~Apply via the Applicant Portal~


~Update your Information via the Resident Portal~
~Check Your Waitlist Status~


~General Information~
~How to Become a Landlord~
~Login to the Landlord Portal~

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 (BHA) & the Whatcom County Housing Authority work together to provide needed housing in our community.

We serve Low-Income Families, Elderly People, Those with Disabilities, & Working Families in need of affordable housing.

Bellingham & Whatcom County Housing Authorities are governed by a Board of Commissioners.

Media Alert

DATE: June 11, 2024 CONTACT:Brien ThaneExecutive Director Lindsay BurmeisterHR / Executive Services Manager(360) 715-7330   ***MEDIA ALERT*** SUBJECT: Notice is hereby given that three (3) or more Commissioners of the Bellingham Whatcom County Housing Authority...

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Save My Spot

The Bellingham & Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) is initiating their annual "Save My Spot" Waiting List update process for everyone who is currently on a BWCHA Waiting List. Current waitlist applicants are required to log into their online portal...

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Landlord Webinar

Bellingham Housing Authority Presents: An Educational Webinar on the Landlord Aspect of the Housing Choice Voucher Program Bellingham Housing Authority is welcoming all landlords, leasing agents, and property managers to an "Hour of Power" where we will be discussing...

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We’ve Moved!

Attention Housing Authority Participants, Tenants, Applicants, & Partners: The Bellingham and Whatcom County Housing Authority is excited to announce that we are moving administrative offices.  Our office located at 208 Unity Street in Bellingham, WA will...

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Commissioner Candidate Search

  Candidate Sought for the Housing Authority of the City of Bellingham Board of Commissioners The City of Bellingham Housing Authority (BHA) is currently seeking one new commissioner for the Board of Commissioners. The vacancy can be either an at-large or...

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