State of Housing and Homelessness
Like many cities across the United States, Bellingham is facing housing 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.
- “A Home for Everyone: Whatcom County Coalition to End Homelessness 2017 Annual Report,”
- United Way’s ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed) Report
- “The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Washington State 2017,”
- The Bellingham Herald: “Sitting down? Get a load of this new median home price in Bellingham
- City of Bellingham’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPERs)
- City of Bellingham Action Plans