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State of Housing and Homelessness

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Like many cities across the United States, Bellingham is facing h​ousing challenges that are impacting children and adults. At least 742 people in Whatcom County are homeless on any given night. One in four of our local working families can’t afford their basic needs.

Through the voter-approved Bellingham Home Fund and other funding​ ​​​​​​sources, the City of Bellingham is working hard to make progress toward solutions. Find more information about the current state of housing and homelessness below, as well as a summary of our work.

Francis Place and 22 North – Safe places where people like Dean can get support and rebuild a life for themselves.
Home Rehab Program – Myles gets some much-needed home repairs.
Villa Santa Fe – A family back together again thanks to Villa Santa Fe.
Eleanor Apartments – A brand new 80-unit building for low-income seniors in Downtown Bellingham.