Housing and Grants

Interested in Learning More about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)? 

home screen of humboldtadu.orgAs part of its Housing Forward Humboldt initiative, the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department has launched Humboldt ADU (humboldtadu.org), a website dedicated to walking you through all of the steps of developing your ADU.

Housing Forward Humboldt Community Workshop Series

Announcement for 4.13.22 Accessory Dwelling Unit Workshop (PNG)
Announcement for 2.16.22 Developer Workshop (PNG)
A flyer providing date and description of multifamily rezone workshop

Housing Forward Humboldt in the News!

Article: The Times Standard writes an article covering the new resources introduced during the the April 13, 2022 ADU Workshop.


Video: A conversation between County Planner Keenan Hilton and Access Humboldt Community Voices Host Paul Bressoud on the housing challenges in Humboldt County and beyond and some of the novel approaches Humboldt County Planning and Building Department is taking to face these challenges.

Increase Housing that We Need

The Planning Division pursues funding to support: 

More information on rental, home ownership programs, and home fix-up programs is available. The homebuyer loan program waiting list is currently closed.

Support Affordable Housing

The Planning Division implements and monitors compliance for several programs:

Additional Affordable Housing Services

  • Find available affordable housing units and helpful resources on our Rental webpage
  • Section 8 is a rental program for very low-income households. Information regarding the program should be directed to the Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt. They may be reached also by phone at 707-443-4583.
  • 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.