Eureka Council files motion to address homelessness issue

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EUREKA- The Eureka City Council has provided city staff direction moving forward to address the homelessness issue in Eureka.

City and county officials addressed the Eureka Council at a special meeting on Tuesday regarding possible temporary and permanent housing solutions for homeless and transient people in the city.  Later, at the council meeting, members passed a motion providing an outline for city staff to work on moving forward.  That motion dictates that city staff will investigate a possible tiny house village in Eureka, which would be in place in the next 12 to 18 months, and approve working with the consulting firm Focus Strategies to explore a possible rapid re-housing program. 

"I think it's frustrating to the community that it's a problem that just seems to grow and gets studied a lot.  I think people want to see something done and I think that was the important piece, that we're going into a new year, let's get something done," said Greg Sparks, the Eureka City Manager.