Updates from the State…

On January 24, Field Representative for Senator McGuire Thomas Witzel met with local government officials, including community development directors, local mayors and more, to talk about the housing market. In addition to discussing the history of California’s...

SB2 Funding to help with Housing Plans and More

Jurisdictions can now get funding assistance to help update general and community plans, address barriers to development and more. Grants of $25,000 and more are available to local governments, but those entities are encouraged to collaborate with other “other forms...

The Value of Housing- Debated?

Is housing an economic asset that improves a community’s ability to produce goods and services?  Is it a social asset because it supports people in being useful members of society?  Should it just be left to market forces to sort out? Housing impacts all aspects of...

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...