Assessment of Fair Housing

Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH)

The Assessment of Fair Housing 2023-2027 is designed to identify fair housing issues in the community, determine the factors that significantly contribute to the identified issues, and develop a plan to overcome them. Public comments were accepted on the draft 2023-2027 Assessment of Fair Housing through October 28, 2022. More information can be found on the Engage Bellingham site at:

The AFH looks at how our community is doing in carrying out fair housing practices. In addition to complying with the regulations, the Assessment of Fair Housing offers the opportunity to reconsider barriers to housing for protected classes of people, and set goals and strategies for reducing those barriers.

Although much of the data we use for the AFH is provided by HUD, the most valuable data is the kind that comes from living and working in Bellingham. Thank you to those of you who completed and/or shared the Fair Housing Survey that was open through April and May 2022. Here is a brief synopsis of the survey results.



​Lisa Manos at 360-778-8391or

Planning and Community Development