Tag Archives: Housing

Susan Ornelas: The Village’s shortcomings and possibilities

Susan Ornelas: The Village’s shortcomings and possibilities

Mad River Union ARCATA – Councilmember Susan Ornelas is one of two members of the City Council who have announced opposition to The Village student housing project. Councilmember Brett Watson has stated that he opposes the project because it is not sited within Humboldt State’s campus borders. A four-person council is considering The Village, since

New HSU docs, more back and forth ‘twixt ACRH, Villagers

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing group which opposes construction of The Village student housing project has issued a press release with links to documents it has obtained from Humboldt State University. The Village’s developers have responded with their own statement. **** ACRH press release Public Records Request Reveals Five

Dear City Council: ACRH responds to The Village developer’s claims

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing (ACRH) Board of Directors has responded so some of the statements made by David J. Moon in a July 5 letter written to the City Council on  behalf of The Village’s project applicant, Coleraine Capital Group and Amcal Equities. The ACRH response (see below) denies

Village developer makes pitch to City Council, claims Strombeck ‘formed ACRH’

Mad River Union ARCATA – With the final showdown over the proposed The Village student housing project drawing near, correspondence between the stakeholders is flying fast and furious. In the letter below, applicant David Moon of Coleraine Capital Group, makes a comprehensive pitch to the City  Council on behalf of the project. The letter reviews

Pressure mounts to declare county shelter crisis

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Pressure to declare a shelter crisis in Humboldt County is increasing as winter nears and the Board of Supervisors has been presented with petitions bearing more than 1,000 signatures. Two dozen proponents of a shelter crisis declaration spoke during the open public comment session of the Nov. 7

‘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

Supes settling on ‘Housing First’ approach

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County and the City of Eureka have agreed to jointly implement a so-called “housing first” approach to addressing homelessness, with both approving resolutions to that effect. A joint resolution to support a housing first homelessness reduction plan from the Sacramento-based Focus Strategies firm was approved by the

Tiny House movement reaching Arcata

You’re so big, it’s so tiny Every cloud is silver liney The great escape for all of you Tiny is as tiny do! – Frank Zappa, “City of Tiny Lights” Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – For some Arcatans, tiny will do just fine. They want to live simply, unburdened by stuff, having

Animal Planet’s Trinidad ‘Hippie Hideaway’ Treehouse

Bryn Robertson Mad River Union TRINIDAD – Tucked away up a backwoods dirt road in a Trinidad forest stands a house unique even by Humboldt County standards. Sixty feet up, the two-level treehouse -dubbed a “Hippie Hideaway” by its builder –comes complete with a composting toilet and kitchen sink. It’s not exactly the simple scrap-wood