Rental assistance with the Bellingham Housing Authority (BHA)

(360) 676-6887 208 Unity Street Bellingham, WA 98225 The Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8) is a rent subsidy program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Bellingham Housing Authority (BHA). This voucher based program is designed to assist lower income families, disabled individuals, and the elderly to … Read more

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service 1-855-265-4038 U.S. Department of Education FedLoan Servicing P.O. Box 69184 Harrisburg, PA 17106-9184 If you are employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have … Read more

Northwest Youth Services

https://www.nwys.org/ Northwest Youth Services is a non-profit organization serving young people ages 13-24 experiencing homelessness in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. We support youth in identifying goals and building the skills necessary to reach their own sense of stability. Northwest Youth Services offers housing, street outreach, help finding a job or enrolling in school, connection to … Read more

Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT)

To access this service, call the VOA Crisis Response Services (the Care Crisis Line) at 1-800-584-3578 24/7 – 365 days-a-year to speak with a mental health professional who will assess the situation, make appropriate referrals, and/or dispatch the MCOT community based outreach team. The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) is a community-based outreach team with … Read more

Whatcom County Crisis Stabilization Center

2026 Division Street, Bellingham, WA 98226 1-800-584-3578 The Whatcom County Triage Center (WCTC) provides services to adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis, or who are in need of withdrawal management services, and helps them restore and stabilize their health. The stabilization facility offers an alternative to hospitalization or arrest. It is also a … Read more