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WHATCOM HOUSING - Young Adults (18 -24)

HUSLY Temporary Shelter

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

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.​

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

Transitional Living Program

The Transitional Living Program (TLP) is a short-term, supportive housing program for homeless single, couples, or parenting young adults, ages 18-24, to work on tenancy skills and housing qualifications.

Northwest Youth Services supports you with:

  • An apartment for up to 18 months

  • Help to find a job

  • Access to health/support services

  • Opening your own savings account to save for long term              housing (30% of income each month)


Rapid Rehousing

The Rapid Re-Housing Program is for young people, ages 18-24, 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.

Northwest Youth Services helps you with:

        · Find an affordable place to live (with roommates or
          by yourself)

        · Sign your own lease

        · Short-term rental assistance

        · Health/support services

Other Housing Programs

Additional housing programs for young people ages 18-24 supported by Northwest Youth Services include long term vouchers with wraparound services.  Please get in touch with Northwest Youth Services for details.

Housing Office Hours

Contact our Housing Coordinator, Rebecca, to ask questions and get started on your housing process. 

Call-In Hours

Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday, Friday

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

(360) 389-0955

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