*Please note, availability of subsidized housing and rental assistance is unpredictable and the Housing Authority is not able to provide estimated wait times.
The Bellingham Housing Authority uses an online application system for most waiting lists. Waiting lists that are not online will state so below. For assistance or if you’ve lost your personal registration code please call (360) 676-6887.
The following self-help reference guides are available with instructions to register and apply for waiting lists:
Reference Guide to Register and Apply with a Registration Code
Reference Guide to Register and Apply without a Registration Code
Reference Guide to Update My Application
I want to update my current application
Please click the link below to update a current application with the Bellingham Housing Authority which may include changing your contact information, household composition, or income. This link can also be used to add your household to additional waiting lists that are currently open to new applicants.
Update My Application
I want to start the application process
Please click any of the links below to register and start an application with the Bellingham Housing Authority. Applications will only be accepted for households who meet Bellingham Housing Authority’s subsidy standards for the listed unit sizes below:
Located in the Birchwood Neighborhood of Bellingham for households with a member age 62 or older or persons with a disability. Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent. This waiting list is currently closed.
Everson Meadows: Located in Everson specifically for households who earn income through agricultural employment. BHA is currently accepting applications for households that qualify for a 2 or 3 bedroom unit, please call (360) 715-7314 for more information on how to apply.
Housing Choice Voucher: The Housing Choice Voucher program provides low-income community members with the opportunity to access affordable housing in the private market. Participants in the HCV program are responsible for locating suitable housing that is affordable through a combination of rent paid by the tenant, and subsidy paid by the Bellingham Housing Authority on behalf of the tenant. Payment standards apply for determining the maximum subsidy available to the family. Families may pay up to 40% of their income toward rent and utilities during the first year of assistance. This waiting list is currently closed.
3-Bedroom Large Household Project Based Voucher City of Bellingham will open at 9:30AM on May 4, 2020
Applications will only be accepted for households who meet Bellingham Housing Authority’s occupancy standards for the unit size specified above. The large household designation requires that applicants qualify for a three-bedroom unit and include at least 4 individuals. Members of an applicant household do not need to be related.
Pre-applications must be submitted online through the Bellingham Housing Authority Portal
Due to the COVID-19 health emergency the Bellingham Housing Authority office is currently closed to the public until further notice.
For assistance with the application process please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-527-4656.
Project Based Voucher - Varsity Village: Located in the Happy Valley neighborhood of Bellingham. Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent. This waiting list is currently closed.
Sumas Square: Located in Sumas for households with a member age 62 and over. Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent. This waitlist is currently closed.