Homeless and Evicted in Eureka

May 3, 2016

Forty-four tons of trash, three shipping containers stuffed with people’s personal belongings, and close to 150 humans: all were removed from Palco Marsh in Eureka by the city's police this week. 

Credit lostcoastoutpost.com / Oliver Cory

  Eleven former residents of the marsh are suing the city in federal court over the eviction. Attorney Shelley Mack is representing the group, known as the Palco 11. 

She joins us to talk about where the case, and its plaintiffs, are headed now. Our other guest is Nezzie Wade, Board President of Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives, Inc., or AHHA, which has its own plan to house more people in Humboldt County.