Homelessness

November 2020

Need a Thanksgiving Meal? Some Local Nonprofits Will Be Handing Out Free Food on Turkey Day

October 2020

Yurok Tribe Awarded $2.2 Million State Grant to House Homeless in Eureka Motel

September 2020

Downtown Eureka Motel Will be Permanently Converted to Supportive Low-Income Housing After State Chips in $4.3 Million, County Says

A Pandemic Winter: COVID has Limited Homeless Shelter Capacity, a Concern as Inclement Weather Approaches

City of Eureka Looks to Convert Residential Motel into Homeless Housing, Pending Big State Grant Application

June 2020

City of Eureka Offers Rent and Mortgage Assistance for Households and Homeless Shelters Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eureka Police Department Community Safety Team Shares Results of This Year’s Homeless Survey

May 2020

Cuts to Services, Limited Access to Shelters and Life on the Streets: COVID-19’s Impact on the Unhoused

April 2020

Eureka City Council Poised to Approve Emergency Homeless Shelter to be Run by Betty Chinn Foundation

City of Arcata Uses Downtown Parking Lots as Temporary Homeless Shelters Amid COVID-19 Emergency

Eureka City Council Discusses Efforts to Address Homelessness During COVID-19 Crisis

March 2020

Government Plans For Addressing the Needs of the Homeless are Being Discussed, and Local Advocates Are Making Plans

January 2020

City of Eureka’s UPLIFT Program Says It’s Found Permanent Housing For 27 People in The Last Three Months

The Story of the Unclaimed Dead: For Some, Life After Death Means Sharing A Grave

December 2019

Members of the Community Gathered on the Longest Night of the Year to Remember the Lives of the People Who Died on the Streets

Arcata House Will be Serving Hot Meals Most Days Next Week; Volunteers, Donations Would Be Welcome

Supreme Court Says the Homeless Can Sleep Where They Please When No Shelter Space Is Available. So What Does that Mean for Humboldt?

November 2019

Arcata House Partnership to Open the Extreme Weather Shelter this Evening

Local Businesses are Donating a Car to a Person in Need, With Help From Betty Chinn

October 2019

Eureka Rescue Mission Could Use Blankets, Water as Volunteers Prepare for Cold-Weather Shelter

September 2019

(VIDEO) Here’s a Li’l String Band-Infused Joy for Your Thursday Afternoon

August 2019

County Makes ‘Bold Choices’ to Address Affordability and Homelessness in Newly Adopted Housing Element

July 2019

Local Approach of Criminalizing the Homeless is Counterproductive, Grand Jury Report Finds

June 2019

Local Nonprofit Gets Grant to Build Portable Shower Facility for Homeless Folks; Trailer Should Hit Streets Later in the Summer

April 2019

City of Arcata Receives $400K Grant to Build Housing Units for the Homeless in Mobile Home Park

March 2019

Albuquerque Reporter Looks at Eureka’s Homelessness Strategy, Finds Lessons That Could Apply in His Hometown

February 2019

The ‘Homeless Challenge’: Eureka City Councilmember Kim Bergel’s Experience of Living on the Streets For A Day

Nearly 1,500 Homeless People Tallied Countywide, More Than Doubling the Previous Count

Ed’s Sanctuary: How an Ornate Hidden Garden Grew Into Eureka’s Largest Homeless Camp and Then Got Bulldozed by the City

January 2019

(PHOTOS) Volunteers Were Deployed Across the County Today to Conduct the 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Count

Remember Those Trailers PG&E Donated to Eureka for Transitional Housing? After a False Start, the City’s Gearing Up Again to Get Them Occupied

Volunteers Needed For Point-In-Time Count of Homeless People In Humboldt County

December 2018

Cold in Arcata? Arcata House is Opening Its Emergency Shelter Today

November 2018

Hungry on Thanksgiving? Here’s Where You Can Get a Free Meal.

May 2018

New Betty Chinn Transitional Housing on the Eureka City Council Agenda Tomorrow; Trailer Village Could Open Near Hikshari Trail

February 2018

Supervisors Move to Create a Standing Committee to Address Homelessness; Will Consider Declaring a Shelter Crisis Later This Month

January 2018

Eureka Increases Amount Being Given to Squires Evictees as They Scramble to Find New Housing

HOMELESSNESS: After Years of Public Pleas to Declare a Shelter Crisis, Supes Form Committee to Consider It

September 2017

City Puts Brakes on Homeless Day Center at Runeberg Hall, Solicits Other Locations for Project

Betty Chinn Proposes New Homeless Day Use Center on Wabash; Community Meeting on Project to Be Held Next Week

County and Betty Chinn Looking to Use PG&E Trailers as Modular Housing Units for Local Homeless

August 2017

Local Agencies Collaborating to Launch New Detox and Residential Treatment Facility

July 2017

Eureka Erects Giant Fence to Shut Down Homeless Sidewalk Scene Across From Free Meal Dining Facility

Another Transient Arrested in Connection With Break-In at Betty Chinn’s Warehouse

June 2017

Break-In at Betty Chinn’s Eureka Warehouse; Two Arrests Made After Items Found Among Nearby Group of Homeless

May 2017

Humboldt’s Homeless Numbers Down More Than 40 Percent From Two Years Ago, According to Preliminary Count

April 2017

A Home for the Homeless in Manila? Local Advocacy Group to Petition Community Services District for Campground, ‘Tiny House Villlage’

Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills to Redding: Contrary to What You May Have Seen on Craigslist, Humboldt is Not Asking All Your Homeless People to Move Here

DHHS Hires New Social Worker to Focus on Eureka’s Homeless, Liaise With Old Town Beat Cops

February 2017

63-Year-Old Man Found Dead Underneath a Myrtle Avenue Bridge, Where He Lived


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