A new organization is aiming to tackle the intersection between racism and the housing shortage.

A partnership initiative between Humboldt State University, Arcata city officials, and members of the Arcata business community, Equity Arcata is working to make Arcata a more welcoming place for people of color by working to create a rating system for landlords and tenants, as well as a scholarship fund to alleviate the burden of rental application fees and security deposits.

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