Bellingham Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Whatcom County, Washington.

Waiting List
Open Now: Whatcom County, Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: City of Bellingham, 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: City of Bellingham, 1-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: City of Bellingham, 2-Bedroom, Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Whatcom County 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Whatcom County, 4 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: City of Bellingham, 3 and 4 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: City of Bellingham, 1-Bedroom Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Everson Meadows Farm Labor Other Project Based Waiting List Learn More
Closed: River House Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Deer Run Terrace Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: City of Bellingham, 2-Bedroom Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Sumas Square, 1-Bedroom, Elderly and Disabled USDA Rural Development Housing Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Birchwood Manor and Catherine May, Elderly and Disabled Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Varsity Village, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More

Open Now: Whatcom County, Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental housing assistance in Whatcom County, Washington.

The Bellingham & Whatcom County Housing Authorities is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from July 15, 2024 at 10:00 am, until July 19, 2024 at 10:00 am PT. This is the first time the waiting list has been open since it closed in September, 2023.

Income Qualification

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $36,950 | 5 Persons $57,000
  • 2 Persons $42,200 | 6 Persons $61,250
  • 3 Persons $47,500 | 7 Person $65,500
  • 4 Persons $52,800 | 8 Persons $69,700

Preferences

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Terminated due to Insufficient funding.
  • Individuals or families displaced by government action.
  • Individuals or  families who are either current residents of the Housing Authority Public Housing Program or other approved subsidized housing who are inappropriately housed or who are on the Public Housing waiting list and for whom the Housing Authority has no appropriate housing.
  • Families or victims of domestic violence.

Selection Process

600 selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

Application Method

To apply while the waitlist is open, complete the online application.

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BWCHA public notice on June 25, 2024.

Closed: City of Bellingham, 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Bellingham County, Washington.

The Bellingham Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) last accepted Project Based Voucher waiting list applications for 3-Bedroom apartments in the City of Bellingham from July 17, 2023, until the earliest confirmed close date of May 23, 2024. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BWCHA on May 23, 2024.

Closed: City of Bellingham, 1-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Bellingham, Washington.

The Bellingham Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) last accepted Project Based Voucher waiting list applications for 1-Bedroom apartments in the City of Bellingham from June 6, 2024, until the earliest confirmed close date of June 11, 2024. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

Preferences

Preferences have not been confirmed.

Selection Process

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

Application Method

To apply while the waitlist was open, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BWCHA on June 11, 2024.

Closed: City of Bellingham, 2-Bedroom, Public Housing Waiting List

The Bellingham Housing Authority (BHA) waiting list for 2-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from October 25, 2019, until an unconfirmed close date. 

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Closed: Whatcom County 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Whatcom County, Washington.

The Bellingham Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing waiting list for 3-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted since at least September 2020, until at least October, 2021.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA, as of September 18, 2020.

Closed: Whatcom County, 4 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Whatcom County, Washington.

The Bellingham and Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) last accepted Public Housing waiting list applications for 4-Bedroom apartments for Whatcom County from July 17, 2023, until the earliest confirmed close date of May 23, 2024. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Individuals or families displaced by government action.
  • Individuals or families who are either current residents of the Housing Authority Public Housing Program or other approved subsidized housing who are inappropriately housed or who are on the Public Housing waiting list and for whom the Housing Authority has no appropriate housing.

It was not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BWCHA on May 23, 2024.

Closed: City of Bellingham, 3 and 4 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Bellingham County, Washington.

The Bellingham and Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) last accepted Public Housing waiting list applications for 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments for the City of Bellingham from July 17, 2023, until the earliest confirmed close date of May 23, 2024. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Individuals or families displaced by government action.
  • Individuals or families who are either current residents of the Housing Authority Public Housing Program or other approved subsidized housing who are inappropriately housed or who are on the Public Housing waiting list and for whom the Housing Authority has no appropriate housing.

It was not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BWCHA on May 23, 2024.

Closed: City of Bellingham, 1-Bedroom Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior and Disabled Public Housing rental housing assistance in City of Bellingham, Washington.

The Bellingham and Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) last accepted City of Bellingham Senior and Disabled Public Housing waiting list applications for 1-Bedroom apartments from November 6, 2023, until the earliest confirmed close date of May 23, 2024.  There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply while the waiting list was open, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BWCHA on May 23, 2024.

Closed: Everson Meadows Farm Labor Other Project Based Waiting List

The Bellingham and Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) last accepted Farm Labor waiting list applications for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Everson Meadows Apartments from the earliest confirmed date of October, 2019, until the earliest confirmed close date of May 23, 2024. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

According to the BWCHA, Everson Meadows is, "Located in Everson specifically for households who earn income through agricultural employment."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Disabled Set Aside
    • Disabled Household is an applicant family with at least one member who has a verifiable disability.
  • Large Family Set Aside
    • Large Family Household is an applicant family with four or more members who are eligible for a three bedroom unit.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BWCHA application page on May 23, 2024.

Closed: River House Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Lynden, Washington.

The Bellingham and Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2-Bedroom apartments at River House is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Closed: Deer Run Terrace Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Bellingham, Washington.

The Bellingham and Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2-Bedroom apartments at Deer Run Terrace is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Closed: City of Bellingham, 2-Bedroom Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in City of Bellingham, Washington.

The Bellingham and Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) last accepted City of Bellingham Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications for 2-Bedroom apartments from November 6, 2023, until the earliest confirmed close date of May 23, 2024. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply while the waiting list was open, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BWCHA on May 23, 2024.

Closed: Sumas Square, 1-Bedroom, Elderly and Disabled USDA Rural Development Housing Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Bellingham and Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom USDA Rural Development Housing apartments at Sumas Square is currently open. Applications are being accepted from October 25, 2019 at 9:30 am PT, until an unconfirmed close date. 

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Disabled Set Aside
    • Disabled Household is an applicant family with at least one member who has a verifiable disability.

It was not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Closed: Birchwood Manor and Catherine May, Elderly and Disabled Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Bellingham and Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) waiting list for Elderly and Disabled apartments at Birchwood Manor and Catherine May is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

According to the BWCHA, Birchwood Manor is, "Located in the Birchwood Neighborhood of Bellingham for households with a member age 62 or older or persons with a disability.  Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent," and Catherine May is, "Located in the Samish Neighborhood of Bellingham for households with a member age 62 or older or persons with a disability.  Tenants typically pay 30% of their income toward rent."

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Open Until Further Notice: Varsity Village, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Bellingham, Washington.

The Bellingham Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) is accepting Project Based Voucher waiting list applications for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Varsity Village Apartments from July 8, 2024 at 10:00 am PT, until further notice.

Preferences

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selection Process

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

Application Method

To apply while the waitlist is open, complete the online application.

For more information, visit the BWCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BWCHA notice on June 25, 2024.

About The Agency

Bellingham Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 2,334 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

333 N. Samish Way, Bellingham, WA

Visit Website(360) 676-6887

Section 8 Application Checklist

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How large is the Bellingham Housing Authority?

Bellingham Housing Authority serves 2,158 low-income households. The agency manages 1,931 Housing Choice Vouchers and 498 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Bellingham Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 78 percent of households served by Bellingham Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 95 percent of Bellingham Housing Authority households.

How many Bellingham Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 323 households and make up 15 percent of households served by Bellingham Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Bellingham Housing Authority?

There are 1553 female-headed renter households living in Bellingham Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 72% of those served by the Bellingham Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Bellingham Housing Authority renters?

Black 108
Native American 65
Asian-Pacific Islander 65
White 1,683
Hispanic 216

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Bellingham Housing Authority?

There are 884 households headed by seniors served by the Bellingham Housing Authority. Senior households are 41% of households in Bellingham Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Bellingham Housing Authority housing?

There are 906 persons with disabilities living in Bellingham Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 42% of households served by the Bellingham Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Bellingham Housing Authority?

The Bellingham Housing Authority is rated as a high performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Bellingham Housing Authority

Varsity Village

2401 Donovan Ave, Bellingham, Washington 98225

bed 1-3
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

River House Apartments

100 Riverview Rd., Lynden, Washington 98264

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Everson Meadows

310 Everson Road, Everson, Washington 98247

bed 2-3

Sumas Square

408 2nd St, Sumas, Washington 98247

bed 1
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Deer Run Terrace

3210 Orleans St, Bellingham, Washington 98226

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Bakerview Family Housing

760 and 824 W Bakerview Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226

bed 2-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Bellingham Ha

1231 Deer Creek Dr, Ferndale, Washington 98248

Texas Meadows

2620 King St, Bellingham, Washington 98225

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Lincoln Square

409 York St, Bellingham, Washington 98225

payment Subsidized