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.
|Date of Hearing||Agenda||Staff Report|
|December 18, 2019||City Council Regular Meeting||Staff Report|
|December 10, 2019||Planning Commission Regular Meeting||Staff Report|
|December 4, 2019||City Council Regular Meeting||Staff Report|
|November 12, 2019||Planning Commission Regular Meeting||Staff Report|
|October 22, 2019||Planning Commission Regular Meeting||Staff Report|
|October 8, 2019||Planning Commission Regular Meeting||Staff Report|
The State of California requires that the City of Arcata plan for 610 new housing units by 2027. This would require the creation of 76 new housing units per year.
Where in Arcata would you put new housing? Use the Arcata Potential Housing Development Survey to identify where you think housing should or should not be developed.
Answers to the survey will display in the map below:
To view a full size map of the survey results, click here.