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Bellingham declares housing crisis

Council member: 'Value statement' must be backed with action

Bellingham City Council member Kristina Michele Martens talks as she gestures with her hands next to other council members.
Council member Kristina Michele Martens, center, introduced a resolution declaring housing affordability and homelessness a public health crisis in Bellingham. Council approved the resolution on Monday, July 24. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Rising homelessness, an inadequate supply of affordable housing and a brutal rental market in Bellin
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