According to an article recently published by the Mad River Union, Humboldt County has fallen short in meeting its state-mandated affordable housing goals.  In a report to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Planning Director John Ford noted that the county is “a little bit behind” in meeting its “Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)” obligation, set by the State of California.  According to Ford, there is more than enough available land available to build these units.  This, of course, begs the question of why this type of development is not occurring. Is it because there is a lack of demand?  Are the the available parcels located in an area that is desirable for development?   Are there permitting or financial barriers?  All good questions that should be addressed as we work to stimulate the local housing market.

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