Tag Archives: Homelessness

McKinleyville seeking homelessness solutions

Anne Pierson, the owner of the McKinleyville Shopping Center, said that the criminal problem became so bad that she was forced to hire security for the shopping center three years ago and has spent $165,000. She has also spent thousands of dollars cleaning up trash left behind in camps. In recent years, volunteers have had to carefully  scour the lawn for discarded needles before holding the annual Easter Egg hunt.

Steve Madrone: Remember the most vulnerable

There is help out there. Talk with your landlords and make payment arrangements. Most landlords want to work with their tenants. Rent will still be owed but time to pay can be given. There are orders to avoid most evictions during these times. Utilities are also supposed to be left on. There will still be debt but as payments arrive it will get better. 

Arcata gets $400K for homeless housing and health

City of Arcata press release CITY OF ARCATA AWARDED $400K IN COUNTY HOMELESS EMERGENCY AID PROGRAM FUNDING Arcata, CA, April 19, 2018 – The City of Arcata is excited to announce that the County of Humboldt has recently awarded the City with $400,000 in Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funding. The funding awarded will be

Unsheltered Point-in-Time 2019 count numbers finalized – 1,473 experiencing homelessness

Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Unsheltered Point-in-Time count numbers finalized More than 1,470 unsheltered people were counted in Humboldt County during this year’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count, according to results from the Jan. 23 count of people experiencing homelessness. This year’s count showed the largest number of unsheltered people in Eureka, followed by

Regional Extreme Weather Shelter in Arcata tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 6

Arcata House Partnership Arcata House Partnership will host the Regional Extreme Weather Shelter tonight, Feb. 6, to serve people who are homeless. Shelter intakes will begin at 4:15 p.m. today at the Annex, located at 501 Ninth St. in Arcata. From 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., staff will conduct shelter screenings, schedule showers and provide

Chant’e Catt: It took a while, but I came around to The Village

As a student housing advocate, and a student who experienced homelessness with her year-and-a-half-old child, veteran boyfriend and two well-behaved dogs for 16 weeks, not because we had no money or did not plan as many like to think. It has taken me almost a year of fighting against The Village project, to fully accepting

Edie Jessup: Humboldt needs a homeless refuge

Humboldt County, and its economic and administrative center, the city of Eureka, has a large population of unhoused families and individuals. As a result complaints have arisen from the Eureka business community that the homeless, who have no real place to go, are creating an untidy environment. The city has appointed one half-time position to

Today’s Mad River Current: Lightning warning in the hills! McKinleyville coho nursery moves forward

The National Weather Service has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook,” warning of “dangerous cloud to ground lightning, gusty winds, and small hail” up in the mountains this afternoon primarily between Willow Creek and Gasquet. The possibility of lightning continues from this afternoon through at least Wednesday. The concern, obviosly, is that the lightning could spark

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