Eight local housing projects to benefit from new fund

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Eight local housing projects to benefit from new fund

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Eight local projects that keep people off the streets have been selected to receive the first round of money from the Bellingham Home Fund approved by voters last November.

David Stalheim, Bellingham’s Block Grant Program manager, says the projects they picked include renovating housing facilities for seniors, women and children, and building new facilities for farm workers and the homeless.

Play David Stalheim on recipients

The Bellingham Home Fund is a property tax levy expected to generate $3 million per year for seven years.

The city also receives about $1.2 million in federal funding for affordable housing.

The organizations and projects selected for funding are:

Bellingham Housing Authority/Deer Run Terrace
Opportunity Council/Dorothy Place Rehabilitation
Lydia Place/Lydia Place Rehabilitation & Preservation Project
YWCA of Bellingham/Larrabee Residence Renovation
Kulshan Community Land Trust/Scattered Site Rehabilitation Program
Catholic Community Services/Bakerview Family Housing
Catholic Community Services/Cornwall Housing Project
Sun Community Service/Sun Permanent Supportive Housing Program

Details about each project and the funding awarded can be found on the city’s website.