LWVBWC is planning a series of programs focused on housing in the first quarter of 2023.
Saturday, February 4, 10:00am:
Washington State Housing-Related Legislation
Cynthia Stewart, LWVWA lobby team Issue Chair, and legislators from the 40th and 42nd legislative districts have been invited to participate. Plus, Addie Candib, Pacific Northwest Regional Director of American Farmland Trust, will discuss the intersection of farmland preservation and housing density. Registration available soon.
Monday, February 20, 10:00am:
Housing Needs of Older Adults and Persons with Disability in Whatcom County
The Healthcare team is organizing this program using the housing chapter from the “Aging Well Whatcom Blueprint” as a resource. The Blueprint consultant, Lara Welker, MPH, has been invited to moderate the program. Panelists working in the field will discuss unique challenges, current plans for addressing needs, and how we as a community can participate. Registration available soon.
March program planning is underway. A second program from the Healthcare team will start a discussion of the decennial comprehensive planning process. Because each city has separate plans, planning directors from Bellingham, Ferndale, Blaine, and Lynden will be invited to address their local situations. The program will focus on their planning process for meeting healthcare, affordable housing, and affordable transportation needs of the aging and disabled populations, and how we as a community can participate.
Also, consider The Affordable City on Feb. 15 at 4:30pm, presented by the LWVBWC coalition partner, the Whatcom Housing Alliance. Registerhere.