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Project opens house to homeless families

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Project opens house to homeless families

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

FERNDALE, Wash. – A new homeless housing project is being built in Ferndale.

The Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County broke ground last week on the “Our House” project for homeless families.

They currently run eight houses for homeless families in Bellingham and one in Ferndale.

The Ferndale house is being remodeled and turned into a triplex that will provide housing for three homeless families at any one time.

Bobbi Virta with the Interfaith Coalition says they offer housing that allows homeless families to stay together.

Play Bobbi Virta on housing families

When completed next spring, families will be able to stay at “Our House” rent-free for up to three months.

Interfaith provides case workers for the families to help them develop the skills they need to break the cycle of homelessness.

Ninety percent of those families are able to find stable housing after three months.