Humboldt County has fallen behind on meeting affordable housing needs. Only 30% of people living here can afford to buy a house, and rental costs keep rising. Young families, seniors, and most of the County’s workforce needs more affordable housing options, whether they want to buy or rent a home.
The County is considering possible locations for developers to build multi-family housing, which can include apartments, duplexes, or a “live/work” mix of residential, office and retail space. Of the 150 candidate parcels in the unincorporated communities of Myrtletown, McKinleyville, Cutten, Manila, Garberville, Redway, and Humboldt Hill, the County will need to choose which areas to reserve for multi-family housing.
The County will be holding a series of workshops as an opportunity for community involvement in how best to provide a wider range of housing options for people who already live and work in our communities.
Monday, February 14
Azalea Hall, McKinleyville
Tuesday, February 15
Wharfinger Bldg., Eureka
Thursday, February 17
Supervisors Chambers, County Courthouse, Eureka
View maps of possible sites.
Read the Public Notice.
View zoning definitions.
Healthy Humboldt is a coalition of organizations and individuals working for a County General Plan that provides healthy housing and transportation choices while protecting our farms, forests and watersheds.