As of Monday, October 16th, the Homeless Prevention program is full due to funding limitations. We are temporarily unable to provide screenings for intake appointments. Please check back in December for updates on screening and scheduling.
To speak with a screening specialist, please call 360-746-3826 Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
While this program is at capacity, there may be other options available for households that include Veterans, Seniors (age 60 and over), or families with children residing within the city of Bellingham. There may also be limited screenings available for households who are receiving Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) or Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) benefits through DSHS. Households should call 360-746-3826 during business hours for help accessing alternate programs.
In Whatcom County, Opportunity Council offers eligible households housing-focused case management and temporary rent subsidies. Eligibility for the program must be determined by a program screening specialist based on risk factors related to homelessness.
Enrollment in homeless prevention services requires an intake appointment to verify eligibility. Appointment availability is determined by program funding available.