Tag Archives: Homeless plan

‘Housing first’ shift for winter shelter program

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The “housing first” approach to reducing homelessness has reshaped Humboldt County’s winter shelter program, which is now focusing on permanent housing. At its April 18 meeting, the county’s Board of Supervisors was updated on the winter shelter program. Health and Human Services Director Connie Beck told supervisors that

McKinleyville seeks solutions to homeless problem

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Scruffy people walking through neighborhoods at night yelling at themselves. Grown men, high on meth, riding children’s bikes and peeking into car windows. Druggies slumped over in bushes, discarded syringes nearby. These are some of the scenes in McKinleyville that have residents upset and concerned. Although there are

Video shows squalor of muddy homeless camp in Eureka

Mad River Union EUREKA – An activist has released a video taken last Sunday, Oct. 30 which shows the squalor and misery of living conditions in a city sanctioned homeless camp along the waterfront in Eureka. The video, by Nezzie Wade of Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives, was taken during a calm between rainstorms. The camp

McKMAC to hold special meeting on homeless plan

McKINLEYVLLE TAKES UP HOMELESS PLAN The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 17 to discuss the joint Humboldt County/City of Eureka homeless plan. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Azalea Conference Center, located at the rear of McKinleyville Middle School on Central Avenue and Railroad Drive. The

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