Housing Advisory Committee of Whatcom County

Notice of special meetings

The following special meetings of the Whatcom County Housing Advisory Committee are being held in conjunction with the Subcommittee for Severe Weather Shelter:
  • May 31, 2019 8:30am to 10:00am
  • June 14, 2019 8:30am to 10:00am
  • June 28, 2019 8:30am to 10:00am

All meetings will be held at the Garden Center Conference Room at 322 Commercial Street in Bellingham.

Housing Program


Stable housing is the foundation upon which people build and improve their lives.

The Human Services Housing Program provides opportunities in the community to create safe affordable housing. Together with public and private partners and especially with Whatcom County Coalition to End Homelessness, we work to reduce and ultimately end homelessness in our community.

The Housing Program is funded with local document recording fees, grants from Washington State Department of Commerce, and local veteran and mental health funds dedicated to homeless housing assistance.

The work of the Housing Program:
  • Awards funds to organizations that directly assist people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with housing and services.
  • Facilitates community wide planning, participates in regional planning
  • Updates and oversees implementation of the Plan to End Homelessness
  • Conducts annual Point in Time Count of homeless people
  • Acts as liaison to Department of Commerce
  • Represents the community as Continuum of Care lead
  • Provides housing and service related advocacy on behalf of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Members

Karen Burke                      Non-Profit representative
Kyle Christensen               Designated -Small Cities rep
Regina Delahunt               Designated - Health Department
Samya Lutz                       Designated - City of Bellingham
Jennifer Moon                   Non-Profit representative
Ed Moran                          Community Veterans and 
                                            Homeless rep
Emily O'Connor                 Human Services representative
Michael Parker   Coordinated Lead Agency rep
Debbie Paton                    Social Services representative
Paul Schissler                   Urban housing representative
Brien Thane                      Housing Representative


Meetings


  • 2nd Thursday of every other month, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
  • Health Department Conference Room (upper level), 509 Girard Street, Bellingham, Washington

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

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