Housing Humboldt

What’s New?

Housing Affordability Drops Again

The California Association of Realtors released a report on August 8 that showed that housing affordability continues to drop in California.  The CAR states that "Housing affordability falls to 10-year lows, extending into traditionally more affordable...

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Housing, Labor Force, And Economic Growth

The California Employment Development Department recently released its monthly labor report for Humboldt County.  Our community still has historically low unemployment according to the department.  This low rate is the result of two factors; a drop in labor force and...

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How Does Humboldt’s Housing Affect You?

“There are 70 units on the market and we have triple the demand in qualified applicants- these are professionals with adequate income and good references but we just don’t have the units.”

“Take a 30 year old with 2 kids, you spend $250,000 and what do you get? Substandard housing. Compare this to other areas. It hurts us.”

“It is easy to think [city] staff is the problem, is isn’t. Regulations make development harder.”

“We’ve had two generations of bigger buildings—it is time to reverse that trend.”

“If our housing units and population have both been growing slowly, why are people finding it hard to find housing?”