Housing Element (2019-2027)

Meeting the housing needs of Arcata residents as well as the City’s share of regional housing needs remains an important goal for the City of Arcata. As the population of the state continues to grow and pressure on resources increases, Arcata is concerned with providing adequate housing opportunities while maintaining a high standard of living for all citizens in the community. 

Recognizing the importance of providing adequate housing, the State of California has mandated a Housing Element within every General Plan since 1969. The 2019-2027 Housing Element and its Appendices were created in compliance with State Housing Element law and was certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on January 28, 2020. 

Community Housing Workshops

To obtain the community’s thoughts and feedback, the Community Development Department held Community Housing Workshops on September 23, 2019 at the Arcata Community Center and on October 21, 2019 at the Community Hall of the Courtyard Apartments.

Results from the Community Housing Workshops are included in the Infill Market Study Public Engagement Report.  The Public Engagement Report is a component of a comprehensive Infill Market Study, which is currently under review and will be made available when finalized.

View the State's Housing Element Implementation and APR dashboard here.

  1. Hearing Dates
  2. Timeline
  3. Presentations