My Housing Story

Housing is a Human Right

I grew up in Bellingham and have lived all over town. From Sudden Valley, to the WWU campus, to Sehome Hill, to a basement apartment downtown, to Tweed 20, to Sunnyland. I rented as a young adult. 10 years ago, through the privilege of generational wealth, we were able to buy a house in Sunnyland.…


Thankful, But Worried

My husband and I had been living in a two bedroom apartment near Western for 7 years. We moved there when I was attending Western but stayed after I graduated as moving was not affordable for us at the time. Our rent had increased over $300 in the time we spent there. In 2015 we…

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