1. Property Tax Based Qualifications Determined by the Assessor’s Office.
The process to qualify for needs-based punch cards based on a property tax exemption will not change. Applications are filed with and managed by the Whatcom County Assessor's Office and must be renewed at least every six (6) years, or anytime there is a change in circumstance or income.
2. Income-Based Qualifications Determined by the Opportunity Council.
The Opportunity Council processes all needs-based applications based on income.
Call the Opportunity Council at 360 734-5121 ext. 0 to schedule an appointment. Approval is based on the HUD very low-income levels by family size shown below: