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North Coast Conversations: Humboldt Tenant Landlord Collaboration

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This week, NCC meets with Chant’e Catt, of the Humboldt Tenant Landlord Collaboration.

After moving to Humboldt County as a student and experiencing housing insecurity firsthand with her infant daughter, Chant’e set out to help find solutions to housing insecurity and find a way for landlords and tenants to be informed about their rights and responsibilities.

Through extensive research, community outreach, and hundreds of hours of volunteer work, an online program was developed with the goal of building equitable relationships between the university, community, landlords, and tenants.

The Humboldt Tenant Landlord collaboration is a 10-module, 4-hour-long program available for tenants and landlords. After this project was a culmination of hundreds of volunteer hours and is intended to help those navigating the process of securing housing and/or maintaining a residence for rental purposes.

Participants who finish the program will receive the Good Neighbor Certificate of Completion, a Humboldt County Renters Handbook, and access to community housing resources. All course materials are accessible and available in a text and audio-friendly format.

Using Google Translate, the course is available in dozens of languages. The program was also designed open-sourced so that colleges and universities across the nation can use the template to create a similar housing education program in their communities.

If you would like to learn more, please visit housing.humboldt.edu/htlc or view the programs at one of the links below:

Cal Poly Humboldt Students, Faculty & Staff Link

Humboldt Community Members Link

Youtube Playlist 

Thank you for listening, and stay tuned for more episodes of North Coast Conversations as we explore more of what the North Coast offers.

Alejandro Zepeda has worked for KHSU since early 2020, providing news, PSA’s, and an interview show called North Coast Conversations to the station.