Arcata partnerships produce homeless shelter spaces

EUREKA, CA (KIEM) – With funding released by Governor Newsom for those experiencing homelessness throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Arcata partnerships have been created to use those funds for shelter spaces.

Two programs have been created by the county, the City of Arcata and Arcata House Partnership. The temporary emergency sheltering location is the first program that is designed to better support individuals that have been camping in and around the Arcata Community Center and Park.

The hotel sheltering program is available for community members that are unsheltered, over the age of 65 or have a qualified underlying health condition based on CDC criteria.

The two programs also work to keep individuals out of close proximity to one another as well as provide basic needs in a more efficient manner.