City of Bellingham: Opportunity Council will open up screenings for the new City of Bellingham Rental Assistance program on Friday, December 1st.
This program will provide case management and short-term rental assistance to seniors and families with children who make below 50% area median income, and pay 50% or more of their income for rent in Bellingham.
Households seeking services may complete a screening in one of three ways – online through Opportunity Council’s website, in-person at 1111 Cornwall Ave, or by calling the Homeless Prevention Screening Line at 360-746-3826. Screenings may be submitted from Dec 1, 2023 at 9:00am through Friday, Dec 8, 2023 at 4:00pm. Households whose screenings meet basic criteria will be randomly selected through a lottery system and contacted to be scheduled with an appointment.