Interfaith Coalition breaks ground on "Our House" project

The Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County has begun construction on its “Our House” project, which will expand an existing single-family residence in Ferndale to enable it to provide emergency and transitional housing to three homeless families at once.

When completed next spring, the three-unit complex will house around 12 families each year, who would otherwise be homeless. While living at the complex, families will receive case-management services in order to help develop skills critical to breaking the cycle of homelessness, according to Interfaith.

Funding for the Our House campaign comes from monetary and in-kind contributions from more than 500 individuals, congregations, businesses and foundations, according to the nonprofit coalition, which supports a mission to provide health care and housing for all.

More information is online at

The Interfaith Coalition can also be reached at 360-734-3983.

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