Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Our Current Projects

Telegraph Townhomes

The Telegraph Townhomes Project is a permanently affordable, low-income housing solution. This groundbreaking project will consist of 52 townhomes to be sold to Whatcom County residents earning 30% – 80% of the area median income. The land will be held in the land-trust, further reducing the cost of these energy-efficient homes to the homebuyers and maintaining the homes’ affordability. Currently, 12 units have been completed and sold, with four more now in construction. Click here to take a virtual tour of one of the units, generously put together by Laura Rex, at Stitched 360 Imaging. 

Governor Inslee on the Energy Efficiency of Our Homes:

“The answer to defeating climate change is as much in this Telegraph unit, as it in any wind turbine generating, or solar panel generating facility. It is energy efficiency. And I’m excited that they can say that this is a Habitat for Humanity Passive House.”

Click below to view full dedication, including speeches from Executive Director of Kulshan CLT, Dean Fearing, County Executive, Satpal Sidhu Bellingham Mayor, Seth Fleetwood, and more. 

Our Telegraph Townhome Community Partners:

Thanks to the Kulshan Community Land Trust and the Whatcom Community Foundation we able to undertake an incredibly ambitious project on Telegraph Rd. The Telegraph Townhomes Project will bring over 50, permanently affordable homes to Whatcom County. 

Mateo Meadows

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County will soon be breaking ground on Mateo Meadows, a mixed-use, mixed-income, permanently-affordable commercial and housing development on Lincoln Street, near downtown Everson. This project will include 30 townhomes — two, three and four bedrooms — 8 apartments and 7,000 sq/ft of commercial space, and will cover the 30 to 130% AMI range. 


Why Mateo Meadows? Terry Mattson earned the nickname of Mateo during his time serving communities in Central America. He served as the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County and did so much to build up our affiliate. Naming our Everson project after him is a small way to show thanks to someone who laid a strong foundation, and made this project possible for our organization. 

Flood Repairs in Everson and Sumas

This May we entered into a partnership with Whatcom Long Term Recovery Group (WLTRG) to work on flood repair projects in and around Everson as part of our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.

Many families in Everson and the north county are still living in damaged and unsafe homes after the devastating Nooksack River flood in 2021. Hoping to restore these homes to safe living conditions, the city of Everson administered $20,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to our affiliate to complete such repairs.

Our partnership with Whatcom Long Term Recovery Group has been mutually beneficial, as they have been in need of volunteer labor to complete projects, and we were in need of a database of families seeking assistance. In addition, their funding allows us to spread our influence to other locales, as our ARPA funds are only applicable to projects in Everson.

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by visiting the departments below.

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