"The City should work with public and private partners to develop a rental assistance program to aid those in greatest need."
- Draft Mobilehome Affordability Strategies Study, Oct 5, 2016 (p.7)
On October 5th, 2016 the City of Arcata Community Development Department released the "Arcata Mobilehome Affordability Strategies Study."
The study, prepared by city staff with assistance from PlanWest Partners, Inc., cost taxpayers $35,000.
Staff held several public and private meetings with park owners and managers, mobilehome owners and renters, and other stakeholders to engage them in a variety of ways to ensure everyone had access to staff and the Council. (p1, Executive Study)
The study's findings reflect why and how rent control is the least desirable and least effective option for the City of Arcata and Humboldt County.