There are many details to be worked out. The affordable housing will be built by a separate business, but residents will share common spaces and many activities on the Life Plan Humboldt campus, such as bike and walking trails, the club house, and gardening opportunities. Construction expenses of the club house and grounds will be shared by Life Plan Humboldt and the affordable housing developer.
Residents of the affordable cottages will pay rent, the amount to be determined by the Eureka/Humboldt Housing Authority based on the resident’s income.
The monthly fees paid by LPH residents will not subsidize the affordable housing. Some services the LPH residents pay for with their monthly fees, such as meals and tech help, could be available to affordable housing residents on a “pay as you go” basis.
The process for signing up for affordable senior cottages on the Life Plan Humboldt campus will depend on the developer’s source of funding. One option would entail a direct sign-up issued by the developer on a first come first serve basis. This sign-up opportunity will be announced in the Life Plan Humboldt newsletter. Another funding source would route applications for affordable senior housing through the Eureka/Humboldt Housing Authority on a first come first serve basis. When a person’s name reaches the top of the 1000 person list, they are offered whatever housing is available in the County. This waiting list will not specific for Life Plan Humboldt. For more information on affordable housing options, contact https://eurekahumboldtha.org/ or at (707) 443-4583.