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City-Approved Eureka Homeless Camp Plan Gains New Steam

City-Approved Eureka Homeless Camp Plan Gains New Steam

Eureka has tried and failed before, but there’s now another concerted push underway to develop a legal, sanctioned, managed homeless encampment to serve the city’s homeless population, and the process seems to be moving rather quickly. This afternoon the nonprofit group Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives (AHHA) will unveil its “Sanctuary Camp Proposal” at a meeting of stakeholders and other interested parties at the St. Vincent de Paul free meal kitchen in Old Town. The meeting, which starts at 2 p.m….

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An AHHA Moment

An AHHA Moment

Eureka has struggled with what to do with the sprawling community of homeless people camped behind the Bayshore Mall for more than a year. With construction due to begin on a waterfront trail this spring, the more than 100 people currently living in the Palco Marsh may soon have to leave. Mayor Frank Jager acknowledged the time-crunch in a surprise speech delivered at the close of the March 1 city council meeting, dropping the mic (well, banging the gavel) after…

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Homeless advocates to unveil sanctuary camp plan

Homeless advocates to unveil sanctuary camp plan

Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives, a local nonprofit advocacy group, invites public comment during the presentation of its pilot “sanctuary camp proposal” at a Monday afternoon meeting at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Facility in Eureka. According to an AHHA press release, the group wants to answer questions, address concerns and take community suggestions on its plan to establish a safe and legal sanctuary for the homeless during the meeting. Eureka Mayor Frank Jager at the end of Tuesday’s City…

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