The Many Possible Pathways into Homelessness
By working together, our community is forging just as many pathways home.
Homelessness is a national crisis and a symptom of multiple systemic failures. It doesn’t flow from a single source. There are numerous pathways that can lead a person or family into homelessness.
The City of Bellingham and Whatcom County are investing
An average combined $15 million annually is to serve those among us in critical need of housing support, including those who:
• Are experiencing housing instability and on the verge of losing their permanent housing
• Have lost their permanent housing and are either dependent upon their personal safety net to keep them sheltered or lack a personal safety net and are sleeping outside
• Require a housing option aligned with their means in order to remain stably housed and supported
We invest in multiple, proven support pathways:
*Assumes 7 years of prop tax levy + sales tax levy allocations specifically targeted to housing production
**These numbers do not include significant State or Federal funding which is provided outside of City/County government funding