City of Arcata taking new applicants for Rental Assistance program


ARCATA, Calif. (KIEM)- The city of Arcata is taking applications again for its rental assistance program as affordability concerns rise. The city is also looking to step up rental inspections because of complaints about substandard housing conditions.

To qualify for rental assistance, applicants must earn less than 60 percent of the Humboldt County median income, be within Arcata city limits and the landlord must be willing to work with the city through the process.

Visit the City of Arcata download the application and email to be added to waitlist.

Deadline is on May 31st at 5:00 P.M.

The city will also be seeking public commenton regarding ordinance No. 1552, about Residential Rental Inspection Program on May 23rd  at the D Street Neighborhood Center located at 1301 D St. in Arcata from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information about RRIP you can sign up to receive eNotifications at

If you have any questions reach out to the Building and Engineering Department at or (707)-825-2156.