Request for Public Comment

The Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) are proposing revisions to the FY 2023 Agency Plans with an anticipated implementation date of January 1st, 2023.  At this time, we are seeking the input of BWCHA residents, community partners and interested community members to provide feedback on the proposed revisions and propose additional revisions before they are reviewed and approved by the BWCHA Board of Commissioners. Draft plans are available by clicking here or by request.

The public comment period will begin July 18, 2022, and end on September 2, 2022, at 4:00 PM.  Comments must be emailed to publiccomment@bellinghamhousing.org by September 2, 2022, at 4PM.  Comments will be shared with BWCHA’s Board of Commissioners during the public hearing.

 

Resident Advisory Meetings will be held on:

August 1, 2022 at 2:30 PM – Chuckanut Square, 1400 12th Street, Bellingham

August 3, 2022 at 2:30 PM – Washington Square, 2501 E Street, Bellingham

August 5, 2022 at 2:30 PM – Lincoln Square, 409 York Street, Bellingham

August 5, 2022 at 4:00 PM- Baycrest community room, 4660 Loft Lane, Blaine

 

Public hearings will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 1PM.  Due to COVID 19, the public hearing will be conducted via Zoom.   Comments must be emailed to publiccomment@bellinghamhousing.org by September 2, 2022, at 4PM.

 

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Board of Commissioners Special Meeting Notice

DATE: June 22, 2022

CONTACT:
Brien Thane
Executive Director

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

 

***MEDIA ALERT***

SUBJECT: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

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 June 23rd at 1 PM.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC – PLEASE NOTE:

The general public are asked to attend our June 23rd 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.

 

Meeting Information

Webinar ID: 868 2734 6793

Click Here to Join on Computer, Tablet, or Smart Phone
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To Join via Phone:
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(253) 215-8782 (Tacoma); (206) 337-9723 (Seattle)
(669) 900-6833 (Portland); (971) 247-1195 (Phoenix); (346) 248-7799 (San Jose)

2022.06.23 WCHA Agenda Packet - Special Meeting

2022_06_23 BHA Agenda Packet - Special Meeting

Commissioner Candidate Search

Candidate Sought for the Housing Authority of Whatcom County Board of Commissioners

 

The Housing Authority of Whatcom County (HAWC) is currently seeking one new commissioner for the Board of Commissioners.

The combined Boards of the City of Bellingham Housing Authority and the Whatcom County Housing Authority consists of five members, one of which is a resident position.  Of these, three members are named by the City of Bellingham Mayor.  The Commissioners are the governing bodies for both housing authorities and are responsible for approving decisions that chart the direction of current and future programs, and authorize the actions of the Executive Director and his designees.

Regular Board meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m.  Commissioners serve five-year terms and receive no financial compensation for their service on the Board.

To be eligible for appointment, candidates must be residents of Whatcom County outside of the City of Bellingham and be at least 18 years old.  In addition to these requirements, it is highly desirable that candidates possess one or more of the following qualifications:

  1. Commitment to HAWC’s mission to offer opportunities for people to thrive by ensuring access to quality, affordable homes;
  2. Familiarity with the needs, conditions, and services available to lower income residents of Bellingham;
  3. Experience developing, implementing, and monitoring public policy;
  4. Knowledge and expertise concerning the successful administration of mid to large business, non-profit, or governmental entities and have served in a management position within such an entity;
  5. Knowledge and expertise concerning community development programs and issues;
  6. Knowledge and expertise concerning affordable housing programs and issues.

To be considered for appointment by the County Executive, please send a letter of interest and resume to: Executive Services Manager, 208 Unity Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 or by email at hr@bellinghamhousing.org. An application must also be submitted through the County website at https://www.whatcomcounty.us/441/Housing-Authority-of-Whatcom-County

Your letter of interest should address:

  • Your desire and willingness to serve on the Housing Authority of Whatcom County Board of Commissioners and indicating the strengths that you would bring to the Housing Authority’s Board;
  • A brief record of your personal history and experience which highlights any of the above listed qualifications possessed.

Please also include with your submittal:

  • Proof of Whatcom County residency (outside of the City of Bellingham) (Provide 2 of the following: a copy of your driver’s license; voter registration card; utility bill; rent receipt; or verifiable lease agreement.)
  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.

This information can be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered to:

Bellingham & Whatcom County Housing Authorities

208 Unity St.

Bellingham, WA 98225

Fax: 360-676-7747

hr@bellinghamhousing.org

An application shall have been deemed to have been transmitted by the prescribed deadline if all required information has been delivered by fax, e-mail, or by hand to the Bellingham Housing Authority or deposited in the United States mail, as registered or certified mail, by 5:00 p.m., June 30, 2022.

RFP – Energy Audit Services

On April 18, 2022 the Housing Authority of the City of Bellingham and the Housing Authority of Whatcom County released a Request for Proposals (RFP) with a response deadline of May 31, 2022. BWCHA is seeking qualified firms to provide energy audit services for twelve (12) public housing properties across Whatcom County, Washington. A copy of the RFP including additional information can be found here.

Board of Commissioners Special Meeting Notice

DATE: December 17, 2021

CONTACT:
Brien Thane
Executive Director

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

 

***MEDIA ALERT***

SUBJECT: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that three (3) or more Commissioners of the Whatcom County Housing Authority will attend a Special Board of Commissioners Meeting held December 21st at 1 PM for the purpose of approving a Public Housing Shortfall Mitigation Plan.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC – PLEASE NOTE:

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 December 21st 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 Whatcom County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet electronically on Tuesday, December 21, 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
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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)

2021.12.21 WCHA Special Meeting

Board of Commissioners Special Meeting Notice

DATE: September 9, 2021

CONTACT:
Brien Thane
Executive Director

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

 

***MEDIA ALERT***

SUBJECT: BOAD OF COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

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.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC – PLEASE NOTE:

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