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 be submitted online by clicking the apply button below and will only be accepted for households who meet occupancy standards for the unit size specified above.

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Bellingham Housing Authority’s office is open by appointment only. For assistance, please email or call Chris Qualls.

Board of Commissioners Special Meeting Notice

DATE: September 9, 2021

Brien Thane
Executive Director

Lindsay Burmeister
HR/Executive Services Manager
(360) 715-7386




Notice is hereby given that three (3) or more Commissioners of the Bellingham Whatcom County Housing Authority may attend a Special Board of Commission Meeting held September 13th at 1 PM.


Due to the guidance in the “Declaration of Emergency and New Recommendations to the Public” from Satpal Sidhu, the Whatcom County Executive, in coordination with the Whatcom County Health Board, the general public are asked to attend our September 13th Special Board of Commissioners Meeting over the phone.

Please follow the below call-in procedure and note that members of the public can conference into the meeting but will be in listen-only mode. 

The Bellingham Whatcom County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet electronically on Monday, September 13, 2021. Due to COVID-19 and Governor’s Proclamation 20-28, Board Members and the public will only be able to attend this meeting via zoom at this time.

Meeting Information

Webinar ID: 868 2734 6793

Click Here to Join on Computer, Tablet, or Smart Phone
(data rates may apply)

To Join via Phone:
(phone service provider rates may apply)
(253) 215-8782 (Tacoma); (206) 337-9723 (Seattle)
(669) 900-6833 (Portland); (971) 247-1195 (Phoenix); (346) 248-7799 (San Jose)

2021.09.13 BHA Special Mtg Board Packet

Notice of Waitlist Opening

The Bellingham Housing Authority will open the following waiting lists to new pre-applications for targeted households at 9:30am on February 1, 2021.

Varsity Village

2 & 3 Bedroom

Public Housing – City of Bellingham

2 & 3 Bedroom

Catherine May Apartments

1 Bedroom

Everson Meadows

2 & 3 Bedroom for households with agricultural income


Applicants will only be accepted for households who meet Bellingham Housing Authority’s occupancy standards for the unit size specified above.

Pre-applications must be submitted online by clicking the button below. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Bellingham Housing Authority office is currently closed to the public until further notice. For assistance with the application process, please email or call Tyson Stap.

Notice of Waiting List Update

The Bellingham Housing Authority is in the process of updating waiting lists for the Project-Based Voucher Program (PBV).

Specific Project-Based Voucher Waiting Lists Include:

City of Bellingham
Whatcom County
Deer Run Terrace
River House Apartments
Laube Hotel Apartments
Laurel Village Apartments
Orleans Place Apartments
Walton Place Apartments
Varsity Village Apartments

Applicants on the above stated waiting lists will be contacted by email or sent a letter on January 18, 2021 indicating that further action is required to remain on the waiting list. BWCHA is excited to offer the opportunity to remain on waiting lists by using the “Save My Spot” function which is conveniently accessed through each applicant’s secure online portal. Click the button below to remain on the lists.

Applicants who do not complete the “Save My Spot” process prior to February 18, 2021 will be removed from the lists stated above. If you need assistance with saving your spot on any of the waiting lists indicated above, please email or call Carina Rivera.

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