Eviction: Residents Scramble to Leave the Budget Motel Today After It Was Ordered Closed
The City of Eureka ordered the eviction of the tenants and the closure of the former motel located at 1140 4th Street because of multiple code violations and an alleged history of being a hotbed of criminal activity.
According to Matthew Morgan code enforcement officer for Eureka Public Works, only three or four people don’t have a place to go. The rest have all found somewhere to move. His department will be assisting those people to find places to stay.
Various county and city agencies are on hand to help those being removed. These included Animal Control for any pets that are abandoned or needing assistance. Eureka Public Works and Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services are there to assist in finding services for the human residents.
Private companies are also on hand. Pacific Towing will be hauling away any abandoned vehicles. New Life, a renovation company, will be putting up boards on windows.