Whatcom County Creates Funding Opportunity to Support
Development of Affordable Workforce Housing
The Whatcom County Executive’s Office has announced that it is accepting requests for the use of Economic Development Investment (EDI) funds for costs related to public infrastructure improvements associated with construction of affordable workforce homes. Both owner-occupied and renter-occupied homes of either single-family detached or attached housing types are eligible.
“The housing affordability crisis is affecting so many residents of our county, particularly our young and growing families. It’s also an obstacle to economic growth and attracting new businesses,” said County Executive Satpal Sidhu. “This new program expands our toolkit for addressing housing issues, providing a mechanism to incentivize the construction of homes that will be affordable over the long term.”
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