Forum on affordable downtown Bellingham housing set for May 9

Kulshan Community Land Trust will host a forum to discuss the role of affordable housing in creating a vibrant downtown from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. in Bellingham.

The forum is free and open to the entire community. It will be followed by an after hours social with beverages courtesy of SPARK until 7 p.m. 

Darby Galligan, a development specialist with the city of Bellingham, will present key findings of the MyDowntown community engagement report, honing in on downtown housing issues to set the stage for a panel discussion of current and future housing opportunities and challenges in downtown Bellingham.  

Rob Camandona from the Downtown Bellingham Partnership will highlight issues of the partnership’s residential members.  

Panel members include KulshanCLT executive director Dean Fearing, Steve Powers of Catholic Housing Services and David Johnson of The Leopold.

Bellingham city council member Cathy Lehman will moderate the forum. 

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