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HOUSING

Housing support

Provides support services and housing for families and individuals. Our housing facilities in Whatcom and Island Counties include short-term, transitional housing, and permanent housing. In San Juan County we provide homeless prevention, re-housing and support services working through the resource centers on San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Islands. Call for more information.

Additional Rental Assistance is currently available:

  • Whatcom County residents can make appointments at the beginning of the month. Residents who are income eligible and behind on rent call and leave a message at (360) 734-5121 ext. 316.
  • Whatcom residents can also apply online: https://www.oppco.org/whatcomrentalassistance/
  • Island County residents can call the Housing Resource Center for intake and referral to Opportunity Council Housing Programs, 360-678-8284.
  • San Juan County residents apply online: www.oppco.org/sanjuanrentalassistance.   Residents who are unable to complete an online application call (360) 734-5121 ext 308.
  • Whatcom County – (360) 734-5121

  • Island County- (360) 679-6577 or 1-800-317-5427

  • San Juan Family Resource Center – (360) 378-5246

  • Orcas Community Resource Center – (360) 376-3184

  • Lopez Island Family Resource Center – (360) 468-4117

  • For TTY services, go to www.washingtonrelay.com.
    For TTY phone access call 711 or 1 (800) 833-6384.

Dorothy Place

A secure 22-unit facility in Bellingham is one of our programs that provides support services and housing for families and individuals who have experienced or are survivors of domestic violence. Support services include case management, vocational classes, and goal setting.

  • (360) 734-5121 for more information (Whatcom County)

Marjie’s House

A housing facility in Oak Harbor that provides support services and housing for women and children.  Support services include case management, vocational classes, and goal setting.

  • (360) 679-6577 or 1-800-317-5427 (Island County)

Supportive Services for Veteran Familes (SSVF)

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program provides housing and support services to those who have served in active military, naval or air service and their families.   The program aims to serve those that are at risk of homelessness or who are homeless.

  • (360) 734-5121 (Whatcom County)

  • (360) 679-6577 (Island County)

  • For TTY services, go to www.washingtonrelay.com.
    For TTY phone access call 711 or 1 (800) 833-6384.

Whatcom Homeless Service Center

This program provides a coordinated entry to local housing programs such as eviction prevention, rental assistance and other services to prevent and end homelessness using “housing-first” strategies.

The Whatcom Homeless Service Center is housed at the Opportunity Council and supported with funds made available through the Department of Commerce; State of Washington; Whatcom County; City of Bellingham and other public and private sources.

WHSC Homeless Outreach Team

An outreach program in Bellingham connecting persons experiencing homelessness with services and supporting community members in working through issues surrounding homelessness.

ASL Services

A current list of Opportunity Council programs and services is available in American Sign Language

ASL

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