My 52-year-old daughter, a grandmother, moved from San Diego to Bellingham early this year. She got an entry-level job. She gave up her car and bought a bicycle. If it had not been for Catholic Service subsidized housing she would not have been able to live in a nice, clean and quiet apartment building downtown near her job and the WTA downtown terminal. The only complaint she has voiced is that some night people from others parts of down frequent a bar across the street making it hard to get to sleep. The residents of these apartments mostly work in the downtown area where the part-time and low-income level jobs are. I believe the apartments are well supervised and the accusations of "crack heads and drunks" are completely false. I have visited them myself and would suggest the naysayers do the same.
Arthur W. DuBois