Housing Division

Responsibilities
The Housing Division works to increase the supply of affordable and workforce housing for residents in the unincorporated areas of the county. To accomplish this goal, the division pursues funding for a variety of housing initiatives that include home buyer assistance programs, owner occupied housing repair programs, and development of multifamily, senior housing projects and disabled housing projects.  It also works with community partners to implement Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects and programs that improve the neighborhoods for lower-income residents. 

In addition, the division serves to inform policy decisions that will lead to new housing options for very-low, low and moderate-income people in Humboldt County.

Listed in this section is more information on currently available rental and ownership programs, including links to other projects, programs and funding partners. 
Affordable Housing Links
  • The California Department of Housing and Community Development's mission is to provide leadership, policies and programs to expand and preserve safe and affordable housing opportunities and promote strong communities for all Californians.
  • California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) is the state's affordable housing bank to make below market-rate loans for low and moderate income home-buyers. Through their approved lenders they offer a variety of loan products that put home ownership within reach for working families.
  • USDA Rural Development, through their Single Family Housing Programs, provide home ownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income rural Americans through several loan, grant, and loan guarantee programs. The programs also make funding available to individuals to finance vital improvements necessary to make their homes decent, safe, and sanitary
Equal Opportunity Statement
The County of Humboldt does not discriminate in housing or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, disability, sexual orientation or medical condition. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County of Humboldt encourages those with disabilities to participate fully in the county programs and public hearings.

If you have special needs in order to allow you to participate in this program, please contact the county, 707-268-3735 or 707-268-3798, so that we can make every reasonable effort to accommodate you.

The county is an equal opportunity lender.