Bellingham Consolidated Plan

Every five years, as a condition of receiving federal block grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City is required to prepare a “Consolidated Plan”. This Plan provides an assessment of the City’s community development needs, and an analysis of the housing market for low-income households. It also presents the goals, strategies and specific activities that are implemented annually in order to address those needs. The Consolidated Plan is the community’s choice, within HUD parameters, for how the grant funds will be used in the City.

2023-2027 Consolidated Plan

The draft 2023-2027 Consolidated Plan is now available for public review. Comments will be accepted through March 31, 2023.

The draft Plan is organized around the following topics:

  • Equitable access to housing
  • Address and prevent homelessness
  • Secure housing for vulnerable groups
  • Community services and facilities
  • Climate resiliency and disaster preparedness

We welcome input from the public during all stages of this process! Please visit Engage Bellingham to view a timeline, take surveys, ask questions, and give feedback: Engage Bellingham

2018-2022 Consolidated Plan (Current)

The basic elements of the Consolidated Plan includes: Public and Stakeholder Input, Needs Assessment, Housing Market Analysis, Strategic Plan (5-year) and Action Plan (First Year).

Public Version

Consolidated Plan (single document)  (Public Version – 2,532k pdf)

Consolidated Plan (single document) (HUD Version – 2,802k pdf)



Kate Bartholomew at 360-778-8353 or
Samya Lutz at 360-778-8385 or

Planning and Community Development