We are so excited to announce that The Arc of Whatcom County is partnering with partners4housing to provide free Residential Assessment (RA) to local families, courtesy of the Dan Thompson Memorial Fund. Completing this RA will help your family explore housing possibilities for your loved one and make a resilient plan for the future. The RA starts with an online questionnaire, where you and your loved one answer questions about your loved one’s needs and current benefits and define your vision of “home.”

After completing the questions, you’ll meet online with a trained Solutions Coordinator. They will help you understand how to access all the benefits your loved one is eligible for, including that all-important section 8 voucher, so you can start planning for your loved one’s future housing needs.

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Eligible families will also have free access to a roommate matching pool, to help you connect with other families and find compatible roommates for your loved ones. We are so excited to be partnering with partners4housing on this important project because we know how much this can help families like yours in our local communities.

How to get started: If you or someone you know has a loved one with IDD, 18 years or older, living in Washington State, claim your free RA today … at no cost!


Please reach out if you have any questions. We look forward to helping you take this important step for your loved one!