Tag Archives: Homelessness

Letters to the Editor, October 9, 2019

Letters to the Editor, October 9, 2019

What do you love about Glendale and Blue Lake? If you live (or work) in Glendale or its neighboring locales, such as Blue Lake, Fieldbrook, Liscom Hill, Korbel, or Hatchery Road, you are invited to give input to help develop our Community Plan. The County Board of Supervisors has given Glendale and Blue Lake the

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

Winchell Dillenbeck: Homeless Point-in-Time count distorted, so what’s the real problem?

The 2017 Point-in-Time count totals 668 homeless individuals in Humboldt County compared to 1,180 in the last Point-in-Time Count in 2015. Humboldt County claims there has been a large reduction of over 40 percent in its homeless population. County officials attribute the drop to collaborative rehousing efforts. The county credits the Housing First Program in

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