Whatcom Housing Programs

Come in to talk with a Case Manager Monday, Wednesday or Friday anytime between 9am-5pm, or Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm-5pm. For more information, or to apply for housing, visit our office or call us at:

1020 N. State Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 734-9862
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In Whatcom County, we offer 4 housing programs:


The PAD

The PAD is an emergency housing program in Bellingham that offers housing for 13-17 year olds. There is no waiting list, and no application is required. Staff are on-site 24 hours a day to support youth.

24 hour PAD hotline: (360) 393-0116

In this program, youth work with a case manager to create a plan for obtaining stable housing before you exit.  This program provides shelter, food, school enrollment services, fun activities, and referrals to outside community resources.

  • Youth share a room.
  • No drugs or alcohol are allowed inside.
  • Youth work with a case manager to set goals and make progress towards your goals.

HUSLY Emergency Shelter

The HUSLY Emergency Shelter (Housing Under Served Low-Income Youth) is an emergency housing program for young adults ages 18 to 25. The HUSLY Emergency Shelter is located in Bellingham, WA. There are 4 beds and youth can stay for up to 90 days. In this program, youth work with a Case Manager to evaluate their longer-term housing options. Youth also have access to other NWYS support services such as employment and education support.


Transitional Living Program

The Transitional Living Program (TLP) is an independent living program for homeless single or parenting individuals or couples ages 18-21 (or ages 16-17 for emancipated minors).  Northwest Youth Services provides homeless youth with an apartment and a Case Manager. TLP participants have access to other NWYS support services like employment and education support and more.

  • Youth can stay in the TLP for up to 18 months.
  • Youth may live by themselves or with a roommate.
  • Youth are set up with a savings account and 30% of monthly income is held for youth to use toward future housing.
  • Youth work with a Case Manager to set goals and make progress towards those goals.

Permanent Supportive Housing

The Permanent Housing Program is for single or parenting individuals or couples ages 18-25. NWYS staff assist youth in finding an affordable place to live while providing case management and  other supportive services.

  • Staff assist youth in finding a house or apartment to live by themselves or with a roommate.
  • Youth are the leaseholders.
  • There is no time limit on Permanent Housing units.
  • Youth are offered financial support if needed, while working with NWYS staff toward paying for housing independently.