Welcome to North Valley Housing Trust

  • The Mission

    Focus and leverage local resources to build community and advance our economy by creating affordable homes and eliminating homelessness, thereby enhancing self-sufficiency and sustaining families.

  • The Need

    There are over 1,000 homeless individuals in Chico, and over 2,000 homeless individuals in Butte County. Most of these individuals have lived in Butte County for more than five years, and a growing number are families with children. Homelessness hurts our economy by wasting public resources. A number of studies have shown that providing housing and supportive services for homeless individuals saves public funds by reducing hospitalization, police calls and incarceration. The existence of homelessness is unacceptable to a caring and healthy community.

  • The Solution

    The following elements characterize efforts that have proven successful in eliminating homelessness, as demonstrated by a multitude of effective strategies across the country.

    • Direct engagement
    • Immediate housing
    • Holistic assessment
    • A focus on building self-sufficiency
    • Extensive collaboration
    • Intensive case management
    • Regular outcome measurement
  • Our Success

    Many local efforts are characterized by the elements described in the "Solutions" section (to the left), and have successfully moved people from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Go to our Success Stories section to read stories about how lives have changed for the better due to these efforts. While we have demonstrated how to make significant change, the resources currently available fall well short of the need. That’s why the North Valley Housing Trust was created.

  • Our Goals

    • Make a visible impact.
    • Achieve concrete results.
    • Save public dollars.
    • Leverage existing resources.
    • Build long-term sustainability.
    • Respond to local needs.
    • Incorporate flexibility in fund use.
    • Leverage the community’s unique strengths.
    • Foster connections between donors and beneficiaries.
    • Keep funds local.
    • Build self-sufficiency through community partnerships.

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Donate to our Fresh Start Campaign!

Success Stories

Donate to our Fresh Start Campaign

We are kicking off our Valley View Fresh Start Campaign! This is an effort to provide furniture for the new residents at Valley View Apartments, NVHT's first housing project.  Valley View Apartments will be housing 14 individuals with mental health disabilities and at risk of homelessness and will be complete in March 2017.  Also let us know if you are part of a business, church or group that would like to sponsor an apartment for $3,000. NVHT will match dollar-for-dollar donations up to $3000! Donations can be made by clicking on the Fresh Start Campaign Button or going directly to: https://www.crowdrise.com/north-valley-housing-trust If you have any questions, please contact Tam Le, tle@nvht.org 

Our goal is to raise $10,000 by March 17th. Thanks for your help! 

News & Announcements

  • February 3, 2017

    We are kicking off our Valley View Fresh Start Campaign! This is an effort to provide furniture for the new residents at Valley View Apartments, NVHT's first housing project.

  • February 3, 2017

    So many lovely people came out to support NVHT's event Storied Streets Movie night, on Jan 22! We couldn't have done it without some amazing talents!!

  • January 16, 2017

    Storied Streets is an impactful documentary that explores homelessness by telling the stories of those who live it every day. You will come away enlightened, moved, and inspired.

  • January 16, 2017

    The Annual Meeting of the NVHT Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at 5:30 PM. We will meet at the North Valley Community Foundation office at 240 Main Street, Suite 260.

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