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Housing Assistance Program

Uplift Eureka relies on grant funding to provide housing assistance to community members experiencing homelessness. Grant funding is currently limited to The Emergency Solutions Grant-CARES Act.

Uplift Eureka assists Participants experiencing homelessness with securing permanent housing, and provides financial assistance for application fees, deposits & rent.  Once housed, Supportive Services are available to all Participants to assist with identifying needs and goals, and accessing the necessary resources to ensure their long-term housing stability.  Through collaborating with partnering agencies, coordination of services positions Participants to obtain independence and overall well-being.

Emergency Solutions Grant-CARES Act Rapid Rehousing Program

The Emergency Solutions Grant-CARES Act (ESG-CV) is a federal program designed to provide financial assistance and supportive services to people experiencing homelessness. The ESG-CV Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program provides the services necessary to help those persons quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. RRH assistance is available for persons who are experiencing homelessness according to HUD’s definition.


Examples of homelessness are:

·Place not meant for habitation (car, abandoned building, bus/train station, etc) ·Emergency shelter or Youth Host Home shelter

·Safe Haven

·Staying in a hospital or other institution for up to 120 days but was sleeping in an emergency shelter or other place not meant for habitation immediately prior to entry into the hospital or institution

·Fleeing Domestic Violence and are also experiencing one of the situations listed above

Fair Housing & Non-Discrimination

Uplift Eureka is committed to furthering fair housing efforts by promoting fair and equal housing opportunities for the people we serve.  We are committed to complying with the non-discrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Federal civil rights laws as specified at 24 C.F.R. 5.105(a), which include, but are not limited to the following:

·Fair Housing Act ·Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

·Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

·Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act

·HUD’s Equal Access Rule


We will continue to address discrimination in our community and to support programs that will educate the public about the right to equal housing opportunities. It is our policy to provide services without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation or disability.  This commitment extends to all housing programs within our organization.

Referral Process

In order to receive a referral to our program, individuals/families must complete a Coordinated Entry intake at one of the following access points:

2-1-1 Humboldt:

  • For Help Line dial 2-1-1 or (707) 441-1001

St. Vincent de Paul Society's "Free Meal" Dining Facility: 

  • Speak with Uplift's Homeless Outreach Workers, Robert or Larry, at 35 3rd St, Eureka, Mon-Fri. 11am-1pm

Arcata House Partnership One-Stop Drop-in services at the Annex:

  • 501 Ninth St.,  Arcata, open Mon-Fri. 1-4pm

Nation’s Finest (for Veterans only):

  • 109 4th St., Eureka 707-442-4322

Humboldt County Mobile Outreach Program:

  • Call 707-441-4650

Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center:

  • 133 7th Street, Eureka, Wednesdays & Fridays 1-3pm

Find Overnight Shelter

Download the app "Shelter Finder" to find beds available in Eureka's shelters.

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