Striving toward affordable housing for all.
A community cannot flourish without affordable, adequate shelter for its citizens. The City works to ensure that all residents have access to the variety of housing options needed to thrive and prosper in Humboldt County. Through our Housing Programs, we strive to see that our neighborhoods are well cared for and maintained.
All City Housing program eligible properties must be located within the city limits of Eureka. These programs currently include the following programs.
Community Improvement and Housing Programs
COVID-19 Assistance Fund Program
The City of Eureka created a grant program designed to assist (1) homeless shelter service providers and (2) grants to individuals needing assistance in paying rent or mortgage payments due to a reduction in income resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. If you are interested in applying for this program, please contact Kristen Raymond directly via phone or email to discuss your options.
Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
Offers financial assistance at below-market rates to low- to moderate-income property owners for health and safety repairs from multiple funding sources (CalHome, Community Development Block Grants [CDBG] and Program Income, HOME Program Grants and Program Income, and LOCAL funds). If you are interested in applying for this program, please contact Kristen Raymond directly via phone or email to discuss your options.
State Rental Rehabilitation Loan Program
Offers loan funding available to rental property owners for minor repairs to multi-family residential rentals. Repairs must include basic health and safety issues and must be completed to code requirements. If you are interested in applying for this program, please contact Kristen Raymond directly via phone or email to discuss your options.
CDBG Homebuyer Loan Program
To assist low- to moderate-income households in realizing the dream of homeownership by providing a deferred payment, second mortgage loan as a down payment to an eligible first mortgage loan (with monthly payments, including property tax and insurance impounding) for qualified homebuyers while funding lasts. If you are interested in applying for this program, please contact Kristen Raymond directly via phone or email to discuss your options.
Lead-Based Paint Hazard Evaluation and Mitigation Grants
Many City of Eureka loan programs allow limited grant funds to address the funding of required Lead-Based Paint Hazard initial inspections, evaluation and mitigation costs due to the lead-based paint. If you are interested in applying for this program, please contact Kristen Raymond directly via phone or email to discuss your options.
Other Neighborhood Improvement Programs
The purpose of this program is to encourage the removal of large pieces of trash and unsightly debris from Owner-Occupied residential properties and neighborhoods. The City works in collaboration with the Eureka Police and Fire Departments and Humboldt County Environmental Health for properties located within the city limits of Eureka in need. Commercial and rental properties are encouraged to participate. See more information and apply (PDF).
This program is sponsored by the City of Eureka with the cooperation of Shafer's Ace Hardware to remove graffiti from residential neighborhoods. To be eligible, the property must be owner-occupied, single-family residential use within the City limits of Eureka. See more information (PDF).
Senior Home Repair Grant Program
Grants are available to low- to moderate-income seniors 60 years or older for small home repairs. Please contact the Humboldt Senior Resource Center, which administers the program, at 707-443-9747. Learn more about this program offered through Humboldt Senior Resource Center (PDF).