BREAKING THE LAW: Humboldt’s Housing Element
A failure to rezone 114 acres of land for multi-family development has left Humboldt County’s housing element out of compliance with state law. The rezone is necessary to address a shortfall of lower-income housing.
A February 7th letter from the state Dept. of Housing and Community Development (HCD) says the county has “substantially failed to meet conditions of compliance” that were set forth when the state approved the housing element in September of last year.
“The Department finds Humboldt County’s housing element does not address the ‘adequate sites’ statutory requirement and no longer complies with State housing element law,” writes HCD Assistant Deputy Director Glen Campora.
Campora says the HCD is committed to working with the County to bring the housing element into compliance.