Tag Archives: Housing First

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

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

‘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