Bellingham Housing Authority

208 Unity Street, Bellingham, WA, 98225
(360)676-6887



Whatcom County

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About Bellingham Housing Authority

Bellingham Housing Authority is a local government agency that serves approximately 3,000 homes housing over 7,000 residents in Whatcom County. The Bellingham Housing Authority and the Whatcom County Housing Authority work together to provide needed housing in our community.

Additional Information

As of October 2017, the waitlist for the Housing Choice Voucher program is closed and not accepting applications. BHA will announce future openings as they occur. For information of other program opportunities depending on your family size, visit their website at http://bellinghamhousing.org



Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality, affordable housing for low and moderate income families, elderly households, and persons with disabilities through innovative resource development and responsible stewardship of our housing and fiscal resources.

Program Summary for Bellingham Housing Authority

Bellingham Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Bellingham Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Bellingham Housing Authority administered a total of 815 Section 8 Vouchers. Bellingham Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Bellingham Housing Authority is located at 208 Unity Street, Bellingham, WA, 98225 and serves the city of Bellingham. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Bellingham Housing Authority at, (360)676-6887 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Bellingham Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 11/29/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 815
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Bellingham Housing Authority is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for Whatcom County, WA

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Whatcom County, WA:

Median Income
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Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $24,500
  • $28,000
  • $31,500
  • $34,950
  • $37,750
  • $40,550
  • $43,350
  • $46,150
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $14,700
  • $16,800
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $39,150
  • $44,750
  • $50,350
  • $55,900
  • $60,400
  • $64,850
  • $69,350
  • $73,800

2017 Fair Market Rents for Whatcom County, WA

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Whatcom County, WA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$659 $747 $968 $1409 $1706



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Housing Authority of the City of Anacortes (AHA) Housing Authority of the City of Anacortes (AHA) Anacortes WA N/A N/A Open 17.48 Miles Contact
Sedro Woolley Housing Authority (SWHA) Sedro Woolley Housing Authority (SWHA) Sedro Woolley WA N/A N/A Open 20.66 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Skagit County Housing Authority of Skagit County Burlington WA 59 N/A Open 21.78 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Island County Housing Authority of Island County Coupeville WA 20 N/A Closed 38.21 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Jefferson County (HAJC) Housing Authority of Jefferson County (HAJC) Port Townsend WA N/A N/A Open 44.78 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Bellingham Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
528
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Whatcom County Quick Facts

Population: 208,351
Persons Per Household: 2.5
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 25%
Homeownership Rate: 63.0%
Housing Units: 91,392
Yearly Income Per Person: $26,530
Median Household Income: $51,939