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.

Request for Public Comment

The BWCHA is updating its Schedule of Estimated Labor and Materials Charges which may be assessed for the cost of cleaning and/or repair and replacement of damaged items due to neglect or abuse by the resident, a family member, or a guest of the resident.  This...

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Notice of Telephonic Public Hearing

The Housing Authority of the City of Bellingham (the “Authority”) will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 27, at 1 pm, on the proposed issuance by the Authority, pursuant to chapter 35.82 RCW and a plan of financing, of certain obligations (the “Obligations”),...

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Request for Public Comment

The Bellingham & Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) are proposing revisions to their FY 2022 Utility Allowance and Public Housing Flat Rent Schedules with an anticipated implementation date of January 1st, 2022. At this time, we are seeking the input of...

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Notice of Waitlist Opening

The Bellingham Housing Authority will open the following waiting list to new pre-applications for targeted households on September 30, 2021, at 10:00am Public Housing City of Bellingham:  Studio/1-Bedroom for Elderly (62+) or Disabled Households  Pre-applications must...

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