WE SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS, INITIATIVES AND POLICIES THAT ADDRESS THE SCARCITY OF AFFORDABLE HOMES THROUGHOUT WHATCOM COUNTY.
Whatcom County wages haven’t kept up with the price of homes. Today, there is minimal housing that is affordable to households earning the Area Median Income(AMI) of $54,640, let alone those below it. Many people providing essential services earn around or less than the AMI, including childcare workers, real estate agents, electricians and registered nurses.
The Threshold Fund is designed to put philanthropic dollars to work by guarantying construction loans for affordable housing projects. As a result, your gift helps to significantly reduce the cost of capital which means more affordable homes are built for less money. That means more safe, stable homes for more of our neighbors. Even more exciting, the funds can be used over and over again. More homes, more families’ lives changed for the better. Give now.
LIGHTHOUSE MISSION ENDOWMENT
Over 700 people are homeless in Whatcom County on any given day. Many more don’t have stable housing throughout the year. Lighthouse Mission Ministries breaks the cycle of homelessness in the lives of men, women, and children by providing the most vulnerable in our community with access to three meals a day, safe shelter, and a community where life transformation can happen. Give now.
LYDIA PLACE ENDOWMENT
Lydia Place, in partnership with the Opportunity Council, is leading the way in efforts to address family homelessness in Whatcom County. Founded in 1989 as a transitional housing facility for women and children, it has since expanded to include an array of housing options and supportive services to meet the needs of our community. Give now.
NORTHWEST YOUTH SERVICES ENDOWMENT
When a young person experiencing homelessness has the access and opportunity to meet basic needs, they are able to transform their lives. Through supportive housing and targeted services for youth and young adults in Whatcom and Skagit Counties, Northwest Youth Services supports young people as they overcome adversity, harness self-determinism, and learn to thrive in the community. Give now.
AGAPE HOME FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN ENDOWMENT
Agape Home, a program of Lighthouse Mission Ministries, provides safe housing for up to 50 women and children. It is a shelter where women in need can escape the victimization, hopelessness, and/or addiction they are experiencing and receive the help they need to create a better future for themselves and their children. Give now.
Telegraph Townhomes, a collaboration with Kulshan Community Land Trust and Whatcom Habitat for Humanity is creating more than 50 homes for families in Whatcom County.