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.

Notice of Waitlist Opening

The Bellingham Housing Authority will open the following waitlist to new pre-applications for targeted households on July 8, 2024 at 10am Varsity Village Multifamily 1 Bedroom2 Bedroom3 Bedroom Applications will only be accepted for households who meet Bellingham...

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Notice of Waitlist Opening

The Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list will open to accept applications on: July 15, 2024, at 10AM – July 19, 2024, at 10AM 600 households will be randomly selected by lottery for placement onto the HCV waiting list.  Pre-applications must be submitted...

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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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