Garden Street Flats apartment building under construction in Bellingham, April 4, 2017. The 14-unit building will be finished in July. In Whatcom County, the number of hours someone making minimum wage has to work jumps to 68 hours a week in order to afford a two-bedroom apartment, according to a recent report.
Garden Street Flats apartment building under construction in Bellingham, April 4, 2017. The 14-unit building will be finished in July. In Whatcom County, the number of hours someone making minimum wage has to work jumps to 68 hours a week in order to afford a two-bedroom apartment, according to a recent report. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com
Garden Street Flats apartment building under construction in Bellingham, April 4, 2017. The 14-unit building will be finished in July. In Whatcom County, the number of hours someone making minimum wage has to work jumps to 68 hours a week in order to afford a two-bedroom apartment, according to a recent report. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com

In Whatcom County, housing is out of reach for minimum wage earners

June 09, 2017 5:00 AM

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