Eureka City Council zoning code vote to impact placement of low-income trailer housing

EUREKA, CA. (KIEM) – Will local philanthropist Betty Chinn’s transitional housing trailers find a permanent home along Eureka’s Hilfiker Lane? We may know soon.

The project aims to create low-income trailer housing, run by the Betty Kwan Chinn Foundation, but the project remains at a standstill amid opposition from residents, and current zoning code restrictions.

Originating from an 11-trailer donation by PG&E last year, the endeavor has faced challenges due to a lack of location options.

At Tuesday’s Eureka City Council meeting, councilmembers will vote to make the Crowley Site Local Coastal Program Amendment, to change zoning at the proposed Hilfiker Lane site, and in turn allow for the trailer-homes to be placed there.

The site is near the Hikshari Trail, and a Humboldt Bay Fire training facility.

The council meeting begins Tuesday at 6PM in Eureka City Hall.