Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Filling the “Missing Middle”

Siding work at Telegraph Townhomes

In our February 2020 Newsletter, I talked about the remarkable energy efficiency of the homes we currently build, the additional cost of construction required to exceed the City of Bellingham’s 2035 Climate Action Plan Task Force recommendations, and the journey Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County has made in adapting its model to provide a …

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A few thoughts from John Moon, Executive Director

Windows are in at Telegraph

On August 28th I attended an excellent program presented by the Bellingham City Club where both mayoral candidates, April Barker and Seth Fleetwood, shared their thoughts about the major crises we’re facing as a community. Besides the obvious one typically associated with Habitat, the housing crisis, others were discussed as well: the homeless crisis, the …

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Nearly 4 in 10 are struggling

people shopping at a local farmer's market

In Whatcom County, nearly four in every ten (36+%) of our neighbors are struggling to afford a simple, safe, decent place to call home. The lack of affordable housing has profound economic, educational, and health impacts on people’s lives and on the Whatcom Community. According to a recent United Way report (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, …

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