Diverse housing opportunities in Arcata is one of the City Council's goals.
The Housing Division develops programs to support the following:
Allow a range of housing choices, including affordable housing for individuals and groups of individuals;
Encouragement of infill development in vacant, brownfield, and underutilized land where infrastructure and services are available without great cost;
Creation of residential units on upper floor areas of businesses.
Affordable housing programs in the City are open to applicants who meet State income qualification guidelines, depending on family size. Income Limits are posted by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.