City of Arcata attempts to reduce homelessness within city limits

Arcata, Ca., (KIEM) Humboldt County is known to have a high homelessness rate and this week the City of Arcata will try to combat homelessness in their neighborhood.

The City of Arcata created a homeless working group made up of city and county staff, elected representatives and reputable service providers, nearly a year ago, as an attempt to house those, who are without housing within the city limits.

The group also considered a range of programs and projects with an emphasis initially on high-impact, near-term solutions to address Arcata’s need for housing for homeless individuals and families.

The homeless working group created a series of near-term initiatives, two of which will be brought up at this weeks council meeting, the family car camping program and the mobile home homeless housing program.

The group is seeking that council provides direction on two initiatives to reduce homelessness in Arcata. Arcata City Council meeting will be held Wednesday, November 7 at 6 pm in the Council Chambers.

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