Betty Chinn trailers still unoccupied

EUREKA, CA. (KIEM)-It’s been a year now since PG&E donated eleven trailers to the Betty Kwann Chinn homeless foundation, and still, the trailers sit vacant near the Hikshari Trail.

The trailers were intended to create transitional housing for low-income residents, but a lack of approved locations held the project at a standstill. Development Service Director Rob Homlund says it’s not about how Betty Chin operates, she’s proven to run a tight ship. But he says it’s the stigma that low-income housing could attract more homeless people to the area. He thinks that’s why no neighborhood will accept the project.