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
(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)

2021.12.21 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

Change of Public Attendance for Board Meetings

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 Board of Commissioners Meetings over the phone.

Please follow the below call-in procedure and note that members of the public can conference in to the meeting, but will be in listen-only mode. Therefore, we ask that you provide your written public comments in advance of meetings.

Click Here to Email Public Comment

or mail your public comment to:

Bellingham Housing Authority
P.O. Box 9701
Bellingham, WA 98227-9701

 

Meeting Information:

US Toll-Free: 888-788-0099
Meeting ID: 818 9245 1839
Password: 147258

Participants, Applicants, and Community Partners

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency the Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) offices are open for business but closed to the public until further notice.  BWCHA personnel are still available to assist you, but we are operating in shifts and/or working remotely. 

Additionally, BWCHA has taken the following steps in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining continuity of service:

  • Our lobby is currently closed to walk-in traffic
  • All in-person appointments have been canceled
  • Annual and biennial HQS inspections are postponed
  • Initial HQS Inspections will continue for vacant units, at the inspector’s discretion
    • If it is determined that an initial inspection cannot safely be completed, it will be postponed until it’s  safe to complete it.
  • New tenant-based Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) are not being issued
  • Maintenance staff will respond to emergency work orders only
  • Increased sanitization efforts are taking place at BWCHA properties

Please note annual and interim re-certifications will continue to be processed.  If you need to submit paperwork or report changes, please use one of the following methods:

  1. Email items or information directly to your Housing Coordinator
    • Emails can also be sent to info@bellinghamhousing.org if direct contact information is not known
  2. Deposit items in the drop box by our lobby entrance at 208 Unity Street Bellingham, WA
  3. Mail items to PO Box 9701 Bellingham, WA 98227

Phone messages are monitored regularly but during this time we will be communicating primarily by email, and there may be delays in our response time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work to protect the health and safety of our community.

 

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