Housing Humboldt

What’s New?

Is it Getting Easier to Buy a House in Humboldt?

In a recent article in the Times Standard (November 18, “Housing market slowly shifting to benefit buyers, says real estate broker”) local realtor Charles McCann posits that the local market is slowly, but finally shifting to benefit buyers. For example, McCann points...

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Announcing New Tenant and Landlord Education Program

Humboldt State University and the City of Arcata are hosting a Town Hall Discussion on November 30 regarding a new Tenant and Landlord Education Program. The community is invited to attend to learn more about the proposed program and give feedback. Organizers also...

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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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Upcoming Events…

  • December 13, 2018– County of Humboldt Planning Commission Meeting. 6-9:30 p.m..  Board of Supervisors Chambers, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka. More information- Click Here
  • December 20, 2018 – HCAOG Meeting – Discussion of Regional Housing Needs Allocation Methodology.   4:00p.m. Eureka City Council Chambers.  More Information – Click Here


How Does Humboldt’s Housing Affect You?

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“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?”