Our Rapid Re-Housing, Transitional, Permanent, and Temporary housing provide affordable housing opportunities young adults. While accessing housing through Northwest Youth Services, all young people are supported by a case manager, who assist youth in setting and achieving their individualized life goals. 

Rapid Re-Housing 
The Rapid Re-Housing Program is dedicated to youth who are moving out of unstable situations that resulted in them being temporarily homeless. This program offers lease support, housing financial assistance, deposit, and ongoing skill building in collaboration with Housing Case Managers. 

Rapid Re-Housing is a quick path to independence for individuals facing housing instability in our community. 

If you are a landlord or property manager in the community, you have the opportunity to participate in this program, ending experiences of homelessness for young people before they begin. Learn more today

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Transitional Housing

Available to youth ages 18-21, our transitional housing program provides housing for up to 18 months. During this time, youth work with an appointed case manager to identify and achieve a more permanent housing option. Youth pay into a housing savings account monthly as a way to save up toward their next housing option and are typically focusing on learning tenancy and roommate skills. 

Permanent Housing
The Permanent Housing Program is for single or parenting individuals or couples ages 18-24.


Northwest Youth Services 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.

  • Youth can remain in the unit for the life of the lease.

  • Youth are offered temporary financial support if needed, while working with Northwest Youth Services staff toward paying for housing independently.

Permanent Supportive Housing 

Our Permanent Supportive Housing at 22 North offers studio apartments to young adults experiencing homelessness. These units offer youth wrap-around support services to help residents meet their goals and support them on their journey to independence and prosperity.


Temporary Housing for Young Adults

The HUSLY Shelter (Housing Under Served Low-Income Youth) is a temporary housing program for young adults ages 18 to 24. 

There are two HUSLY Shelters, one located in Bellingham and another in Mount Vernon. We offer four beds at each location where young adults 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.

Note: HUSLY is accessed through our main application process and is NOT first come, first served.


The Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham and Friendship House in Mt. Vernon may be able to provide shelter more quickly.


108 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 734-9862

2021 E College Way Suite 216

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 336-1988

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