Eureka Veterans and Homeless Housing Project

Eureka, California

The Eureka Veterans and Homeless Housing Project will create a permanent home and supportive environment for homeless veterans and the homeless in Eureka, California. The Veterans Resource Centers of America and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are working together to establish this innovative dual care facility. Using Housing First principles, this facility will provide 50 affordable one-bedroom units: 25 for at-risk veterans and 25 for those at-risk for homelessness. A chief concern of the project is finding ways to mitigate the environmental triggers for PTSD. Special attention is being given to common areas, corridors, thresholds, and outdoor space to reduce friction among residents and build a sense of community and camaraderie. Residents will also have direct access to social services on the ground floor, as well as a manager who lives on-site.

Occupying half a city block in downtown Eureka, this new three-to-four-story supportive housing facility has the opportunity to improve links between the historic center of Eureka, the waterfront, and the commercial district.

For the last thirty years, Danco Commmunities, the developer of the Eureka Veterans Housing project, has been developing, building, and managing affordable housing for seniors, veterans, and low-income families in Humboldt County and Northern California.