Bellingham for Everyone Learning Series

Join Bellingham For Everyone every other month for fun, virtual events that will keep
our Allies engaged, educated, and mobilized! All events are virtual and great for ALL neighbors.
These videos are recordings of the live event. Please excuse any technical difficulties that
were experienced in the live event such as sound quality, interruptions, and the inability
to see the chat function used in the Zoom event.
If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas for future topics - please email Taylor Webb

Upcoming Bellingham for Everyone Events

September (exact date TBD) – Bellingham for Everyone Learning Series Event

October 18-22 – Housing Week

Be sure to check back closer to event dates for more details!

Zoning 101 & How to Fix It - January 2021

In this virtual event, Laura Loe breaks down barriers to conversations about zoning/land use. Topics covered include common terms, how to engage and encourage more inclusive communities, and tools to educate yourself & take action!

Laura Loe (she/hers) tweets as @sharethecities. She is a renter, an educator, a musician, and a gardener from Colombia / NY / LA / Chicago who has lived in Seattle for over 10 years. Laura Loe founded Share The Cities, an all-volunteer organizing collective for equitable community development with quarterly land use workshops, a monthly newsletter, and a slack group.

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The Housing Continuum: From Homeless to Homeownership - March 2021

What is the housing continuum? In this virtual event, we discuss the complex housing spectrum - also known as the housing continuum - which includes housing types and services ranging from emergency shelters, transitional and subsidized housing, to homeownership. We hear from several local organizations that represent different stages of the spectrum and how they help our neighbors move up the housing continuum from housing insecurity toward housing stability.

This panel-style discussion features representatives from Lydia Place, Mercy Housing, and Kulshan Community Land Trust.
• Emily O’Conner (she/ her), Lydia Place Executive Director
• Ellen Lohe (she/ her), Mercy Housing Northwest Senior Developer
• David Ellsworth-Keller (he/his), Kulshan Community Land Trust Homeownership Program Director

What Is Missing Middle Housing? - May 2021

In this virtual event hosted by Bellingham For Everyone, we discuss what ''middle'' housing forms are, how they contribute to creating equitable and affordable communities, and why these housing forms are missing from cities all across the US including Bellingham and Whatcom County.

This event is joined by Kaarin Knudson, the Founding Director of Better Housing Together in Eugene, Oregon.