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.

No Place to Call Home

Homelessness and housing
sources and detailed data explanation (PDF)

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Working Hard, But It's Not Enough

Income and housing 
​sources and detailed data explanation (PDF)

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Progress Toward Solutions

City of Bellingham action
sources and detailed data explanation (PDF)

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