A variety of housing opportunities in the city of Arcata is a primary goal of the City Council. The Housing Division uses grant funding and program income to provide affordable housing opportunities, and collaborates with Planning Division staff to assist developers of affordable and market rate housing projects.
Housing programs offered may vary depending on whether grant funds are available at the time. Current programs support the following:
- A range of housing choices, including affordable housing for individuals and groups;
- Infill development in vacant, brownfield, and underutilized land;
- Creation of residential units on upper floors of businesses;
- Rental assistance for qualifying individuals
Most housing programs are open to applicants who meet State income qualification guidelines. Income limits are determined by the CA Department of Housing and Community Development.
If you are searching for affordable housing in Arcata, follow the link for a list of resources.
Do you rent a property that is substandard or uninhabitable? Find out how the City may be able to assist you with our booklet Substandard Housing - A Guide for Renters. Just click the link below.
Click any Homeownership link for information, guidelines, and pre-application forms.
Check out this flyer for a Housing Humboldt home in the Plum Village Neighborhood in Arcata. Gap financing is available from the City of Arcata.
Mobilehome Rent Stabilization Ordinance
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
PLEASE NOTE: As of 11-01-17 we are no longer accepting waitlist applications for TBRA. When funding becomes available we will resume accepting applications, and post a notice here.
Click here to find out more about housing projects the City is involved with. You can also find property management contact information.