Welcome to North Valley Housing Trust
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.
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 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
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.
- 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 North Valley Housing Trust
North Valley Housing Trust’s mission is to build affordable homes and support networks- two assets that everyone needs to be successful. We do this by raising local private and public funds to leverage other resources from outside our community, multiplying the impact of your donation. For example, over the last two years, NVHT raised $700,000 locally that leveraged $500,000 from the State of California. Donate Here: http://nvcf.org/fund/north-valley-housing-trust/
News & Announcements
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.
December 15, 2016
NVHT Thanks You for Being Part of the Solution to Homelessness
November 16, 2016
We want to give US Bank a HUGE THANK YOU for their generous Grant of $2500!!
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