Housing Authority of Whatcom County


The Housing Authority's purpose is to provide quality, affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families, elderly households, and persons with disabilities through innovative resource development and responsible stewardship of our housing and fiscal resources. 

Both Whatcom County and City of Bellingham make appointments to this joint board.  For more information on Bellingham Housing Authority activities, go to their website.


The Housing Authority of Whatcom County has 5 members:

  • Dave Finet
  • Stephen Gockley
  • Susan Gribbin
  • William Szabo
  • Vacant position


No commissioner may be an officer or employee of the county for which the authority is created. Members must be residents of Whatcom County.


The Housing Authority is seeking to fill an open position on the Board of Commissioners. Check here for details on the position and how to apply. Applications are reviewed on receipt, so it is in your best interest to submit your application as soon as possible.  

Term Limit

  • 2 consecutive full terms

Term Length

  • 5 year term