Whatcom County Housing Advisory Committee

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Members
Name Position Address Phone Email
Gary Williams
Rural Housing 6330 Vista Drive
Ferndale, WA 98248
360-384-1017 Email
Karen Burke Non-Profit - 4708 Fir Tree Way, Bellingham, WA 98229 671-5714 Email
Jennifer Moon
Non-Profit 1616 Cornwall Ave
Suite 205, Bellingham, WA 98225
360-594-6616 Email
Barbara Johnson-Vinna
Health Department Staff - Housing Specialist
Whatcom County Health Department
509 Girard Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-778-6000, ext. 6046
Email
Regina Delahunt
Designated Appointee
Whatcom County Health Department
509 Girard Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-778-6000, ext. 6005
Email
Debbie Paton Social Services 1111 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 734-5121 Email
John Harmon
Housing Representative, Designated Appointee
Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authority
P.O. Box 9701
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-527-4615 Email
Emily O'Connor Special Needs 2504 Erie Street, Bellingham, WA 671-7663 Email
D. Michael Heath
Homeless Advocate
1455 Iron Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-599-4649 N/A
Paul Schissler
Urban Housing
714 Wilson Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
60-671-5600 Email
Bob Libolt Small Business 125 Rosemary Way, Lynden, WA 354-4820 Email
Samya Lutz
COB Representative, Designated Appointee
210 Lottie Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
   
Harry Robinson
Small Cities Representative, Designated Appointee

   
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