Eleanor Apartments

Bellingham, WA
Senior, Supportive

1510 North Forest Street
Bellingham, WA, 98225

Phone: (360) 312-7280
TTY: 711
Office Hours: Monday , Tuesday,Thursday, Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Closed during lunch hour from 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m.

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About Eleanor Apartments

  • Property Type: Senior, Supportive
  • Units: 80

Eleanor Apartments is a brand new affordable senior housing community located in Downtown Bellingham on the edge of the York historic residential neighborhood. Opened September 2017, Eleanor Apartments offers 80 energy-efficient apartments with one bedroom and one bath that are affordable to seniors. The apartments utilizes Universal Design features making the building fully accessible. With a large community center, on-site parking, and large light-filled apartments, Eleanor Apartments will become a hub for seniors in downtown Bellingham. The community meets Evergreen Sustainability standards and includes an on-site rain garden for stormwater retention, photo voltaic solar panels, triple pane windows and enhanced insulation.

There is a bus stop at the property and the county transit center is a block away. Services and shopping are within walkable distances. Resident Services programming, a computer lab, and other activities will be provided in a community space on the ground floor. A partnership with PeaceHealth will provide health and wellness services on-site. The building will be generously landscaped with outdoor seating areas, walking path and P-patch garden.

Amenities and Services

  • Energy-efficient design
  • Low utility costs
  • Smoke free community
  • Pet friendly
  • Secure building entry
  • Wired for internet & cable
  • ADA accessible & adaptable apartments available
  • P-patch, walking paths & landscaped grounds with seating areas
  • Convenient laundry facilities
  • Community room with full calendar of optional community activities & services
  • PeaceHealth partnership - services & complimentary health & wellness programming
  • Secured bicycle storage
  • On site parking
  • Bus stop at property & close to WTA Transit Center
  • Walking distance to shops, grocery stres & services
  • Solid surface/quartz countertops
  • Dishwashers
  • Plank flooring throughout
  • Individual heating controls per room
  • Open layouts with large windows
  • Water, sewer, trash, recycling & hot water included in rent


  • Eleanor Apartments serves seniors earning 30% and 50% Area Median Income
  • Funded by: City of Bellingham Housing Levy and HOME funds, Washington State Department of Commerce Housing Trust Fund and HOME funds, Wells Fargo Community Lending and Investment, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, & PeaceHealth
  • Architect: RMC Architects
  • Contractor: Dawson Construction Inc.
  • Project budget: $22.23 Million

Effectiveness of Programs

4576 Total Services Delivered 2018
77 Total People Served 2018

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