Tenant-Based Rental Assistance

The City of Arcata's Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program is open. 

This grant-funded program provides rental payment assistance to qualified low-income Arcata residents and/or households. Seniors (age 55 and up) and those experiencing homelessness will be prioritized.

Annual household income limits:

1 person - $34,680

2 people - $39,600

3 people - $44,580

4 people - $49,500

Application process:

1. Complete the Landlord Approval Letter and submit it to City of Arcata Community Development Department.

2. Once we have received the Landlord Approval Letter, you will be given a Pre-Application form which must be filled out and returned by the end of this open period.

Upon receipt of your Pre-Application, you will be added to the waitlist. Staff will contact applicants on the waitlist in the order in which Pre-Applications are received. A meeting will then be scheduled to discuss the program and request documents to determine an applicant's eligibility.

For more information about the program our guidelines can be found here.

The contact information for affordable housing and resources can be found here.

Please contact Community Development Program Specialist Melissa Freeman at (707) 825-2107 or mfreeman@cityofarcata.org with any TBRA inquiries.