The Omnibus Appropriates Act, 2017, made funding available for new Section 811 Housing Choice Vouchers (known as Mainstream Vouchers) to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities. The Housing Authority of the City of Bellingham (BHA) partnered with 19 other Washington State public housing authorities on a collaborative application for Mainstream Vouchers that would include Whatcom County as an eligible jurisdiction to receive the vouchers. Spokane Housing Authority (SHA), the lead agency on the collaborative application, was subsequently awarded Mainstream Program Vouchers. It is the intention to project-base this Mainstream rental assistance to existing permanent supportive housing units with supportive services in Whatcom County.
BHA, in partnership with SHA’s Mainstream Program is publishing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify and select eligible existing properties for its U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program within the boundaries of Whatcom County.
Click here to view RFP 008-2018