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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About NVHT

  NVHT believes that everyone needs two things to be successful: a home and a support network. There are too many in our community who lack both. NVHT exists to provide long-term, sustainable financial resources to local organizations and businesses that address these needs. Help us create lasting change by donating here.    

News & Announcements

  • July 7, 2017

    Cover Letter and Resumes are accepted now and until July 20th. Interviews will be conducted at the beginning of August. New Executive Director will start in September.

    About NVHT

  • July 7, 2017

    Our 2017 Spring Masquerade was a great success!

    Over 100 people attended. All enjoyed a fun night of great food, wine, Casino games, Art Silent Auction, a Light show and DJ Dancing! 

  • May 18, 2017

    Wednesday, May 24 from 11:30am-1pm Valley View Apartments | 103 Silver Dollar Way | Chico, CA  Valley View Apartments is an affordable permanent supportive housing community for low income Mental Health Services Act eligible adult

  • 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.

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