Affordable Housing

The City operates affordable housing programs, which are open to income qualified applicants. Income qualification depends on family size. The Income Limits have been posted by HCD.

It is the goal of the City of Arcata to promote affordability of housing of all types to meet the present and projected needs of households of all income levels.

The housing program was developed to be consistent with the General Plan and implement the following guiding principles and goals that pertain to housing:

  • Allow for a range of housing choices that includes affordable dwellings for community residents, accommodates families as well as individuals and groups, and varies in size and type to reflect the diverse character of the community; and
  • Encourage infill development of vacant, Brownfield, and underutilized land designated for development as a way of meeting housing and employment needs without major extensions of infrastructure and services; and
  • Promote mixed use by encouraging residential units on upper floor areas.