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 (BWCHA) to provide needed housing in our community.

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

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


Our mission is to offer opportunities for people to thrive by ensuring access to quality, affordable homes in Bellingham & Whatcom County.


Our vision is that every person in Bellingham & Whatcom County has the opportunity to live in a safe, secure, affordable home.

Vouchers to help people pay rent

HUD Multi-Family Affordable Units

Opportunities for Affordable Housing

Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program Units

Low Income Public Housing Units