AFFORDABLE HOMELESS HOUSING ALTERNATIVES

San Francisco's WRAP director, Paul Bodin describes what Mahayla Slackerelli calls an "initimate intertwining" of social justice and environmental justice, "You don’t have the environmental devastation. You don’t have Standing Rock. Solar energy doesn’t create those kinds of catastrophes in people’s lives and in Native people’s communities. They go hand in hand and that's why Environmental justice is a strong part of the Poor Peoples Campaign because we all need to be healthy. Poor and non-poor alike." Mahayla states, "We are all trying to work for a socially and environmentally sound system and solar is a big part of that."

Sometimes when people show up to the KHSU studio for completely separate interviews, they easily find common ground. Nezzie Wade of Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives and Paul Bodin, Director of WRAP- Western Regional Advocacy Project, author of the Homeless Bill of Rights, which is before state Legislatures in California, Colorado and Oregon fill us in on the  Poor People’s Campaign Rally for Housing, Social Services, and a Living Wage. Mahayla Slackerelli, Account Services Manager from the Redwood Coast Energy Authority worked with Nezzie and AHAA to develop ideas for lighting and heating systems for homeless people while a student at HSU. Those findings have since been included in a tiny house village proposal to the City of Arcata. Mahayla and colleagues are presenting a Net Energy Metering Workshop about RCEA's solar energy progams on Wednesday, June 13.

Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods are hosting the North Coast Homelessness & Housing Insecurity Summit at CR’s main Eureka campus on April 25th. The daylong summit offers presentations about the scope of the homelessness and housing insecurity, local action, causes and contributing factors of homelessness, and how to expand empathy and awareness.


The Shelter Crisis Declaration would facilitate zoning and relax liability for the County, while making unused county land or buildings available to shelter people who are homeless. 

On this 50th anniversary year of the Fair Housing Act, host Eric Kirk discusses the act's successes, failures, and future with College of the Redwoods Professor Ryan Emenaker. 


Chant'e Catt and Mike Barnes of the HSU Homeless Student Advocate Alliance came by the KHSU studio to talk about the Housing Alternative Insights events November 28-30.


Humboldters will decide if rent control is warranted in the county's unincorporated areas. 

   What's it like to be a homeless mother in Humboldt County?

Next on Thursday Night Talk, Linda Stansberry talks to the people most affected by a county-wide shortage of affordable housing: single mothers.

Tune in and call in September 8 beginning at 7.

Everyone has the right to safe, legal shelter with dignity and respect... a guiding principal of the organization, Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives: