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Aging & Disibility Services Administration
Web:  http://www.adsa.dshs.wa.gov/pubinfo/housing/other/
Description: Probides assisted lving options for those in need
Fees: None 
Area Served: Statewide

Catholic Community Services -
Archdiocesan Housing Authority (AHA)
Bellingham, WA 98660 
Phone: (360) 676-2164
Email: peggyc@ccsww.org
Web site: http://www.ccsww.org
Fees: None 
Area Served:  Vancouver
Description: Provides affordable housing for low income, elderly and disabled adults throughout Western Washington.

Catholic Community Services - Low-Income Housing Services (AHA) 
1323 S. Yakima - Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: 253-383-3697 Toll Free: (877) 870-1582
Web site: http://www.ccsww.org/
Description: CCS manages 121 apartment units at two locations in Bellingham, 95 of which are for low income, and 21 of which are specifically set aside for persons with disabilities. Northwest Youth Services accesses six low-income apartments for its independent living program for youth. 
Area Served: Western Washington 
Eligibility: 60+ Low income, 18+ disabled and low income
How to apply: Call for services

Catholic Community Services  Northwest Region 
Bellingham: Whatcom Family Center, (360) 676-2164
Everett: Snohomish County Family Center, (425) 257-2111
Mount Vernon: Skagit Family Center, (360) 416-7546
Oak Harbor: Island County Family Center: Whidbey Island Parenting Resource Center, (360) 679-4525

Housing Urban Development (HUD) Seattle Regional Office 
Seattle Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue, Suite 200 - Seattle, WA 98104-1000
Phone: (206) 220-5101 - Toll-free: 1 (877) 741-3281 -- Fax: (206) 220-5108 -- TTY: (206) 220-5254
Email: WA_Webmanager@hud.gov
Web site: http://www.hud.gov
Description: HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.
Area Served: Western Washington
Eligibility: General Public
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Free government service.

Housing Discrimination 
Seattle Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue, Suite 200 - Seattle, WA 98104-1000
Phone: 1-800-669-9777
Web site: http://www.hud.gov/complaints/housediscrim.cfm
Description: Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint. 
Area Served
Eligibility: Questions concerning discrimination
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Free government service.

Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988
Web site: http://www.hud.gov
Description: Civil Rights Act of 1968 (also known as the Fair Housing Act) outlaws most housing discrimination, gives HUD enforcement responsibility. Housing Act of 1968 establishes Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) to expand availability of mortgage funds for moderate income families using government guaranteed mortgage-backed securities

Habitat for Humanity International 
13925 Interurban Ave S, Suite A, Seattle, WA 98168
Phone: 206-292-5240 - Fax: 206-292-5241
Web site: http://www.habitat.org/
Description: A nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization. Builders of simple, decent, affordable, housing in partnership with those in need of adequate shelter. Habitat houses incorporate basic accessible design features, such as a zero-step entrance and wide passage doors and hallways. Houses built in partnership with families with disabilities include additional accessibility features.
Areas Served: Seattle / King County
How to apply: Call for services

King County Housing Stability Project
Phone: (206) 461-3200
Description: Housing Stability makes one-time loans and/or grants to homeowners and tenants in danger of eviction or foreclosure because of short-term financial difficulties. 
It also provides loans or grants to homeless families and individuals who need assistance moving to permanent housing, and limited assistance for other types of moving. 
Eligibility:  Limited to King County residents except Seattle, Kent and Auburn. Income must be twice the amount of rent.
How to apply: Intake is only through the Community Information Line. Call (206) 461-3200.

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