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2 inspectors handle code violations for 20K Bellingham rentals

Code Enforcement Office focuses on 'education' rather than penalties

An aerial view of Old Mill Village apartments surrounded by dense forestry.
Residents at the Old Mill Village are concerned about property safety and rising rents. They're not alone in Bellingham, where limited housing availability and high rents are pricing longtime residents out. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
Bellingham tenants in rented units with code violations say they have little recourse when fighting

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