Public shower in Eureka celebrates anniversary - Times-Standard Online Fast facts: Homelessness in Humboldt County
-- About 27 percent of the homeless population was born in Humboldt County; 47 percent reported having lived in the county for at least 10 years.
-- 48.5 percent of the population reported having become homeless in Humboldt County; 29.5 reported becoming homeless elsewhere and moving to the county; and 22 percent did not respond.
Source: The 2009 Point in Time survey
But the project also had its detractors, who said it would draw homeless to the area, negatively impacting businesses and creating public safety problems. Some also feared the facility would be vandalized and destroye