Homeless Advocate Group Calls for Rally at Courthouse Ahead of Humboldt Board of Supervisors’ Meeting on Tuesday
The advocacy group wants “members of the community to discuss and share your experiences of housing insecurity here in Humboldt County. The purpose is to create action for the declaration of shelter crisis and houselessness in the county.”
According to a agenda item recommendation from Supervisor Mike Wilson, the Board of Supervisors will be discussing “the need for adequate shelter resources in the County to serve the needs of homeless individuals in the unincorporated areas of the County.” The Board may possibly declare a “shelter crisis” in Humboldt County.
According to California Government code, county and city governments can declare a shelter crisis if “a significant number of people are not able to obtain shelter and their health and safety may be threatened as a result.”
This could mean that that buildings which might ordinarily not be up to legal standards to house people could be used to provide emergency housing.