Butte County's Housing Navigation Center celebrates one-year anniversary


 Butte County’s Housing Navigation Center celebrated its one-year anniversary on Thursday.

The center’s dedicated staff have helped 79 households move out of homelessness and into permanent housing over the past year.

“With the limited affordable housing options, moving 79 households into permanent housing is a remarkable feat for our small team. We can’t wait to see what we are able to accomplish over the next year,” said Housing and Homeless Program Manager Erin Murray.

Preventing homelessness is another key objective of the center, which has prevented 60 evictions since it opened one year ago.

The Department of Employment and Social Service’s Housing and Homeless team has connected 1,473 unique individuals with resources in that same timeframe, which include housing navigation and short-term financial assistance in some cases.

“People that previously received services, have returned simply to express their gratitude and inform us of their continued success. That alone demonstrates the value the Housing Navigation Center provides to our community,” adds Murray.

The Housing Navigation Center, located at 205 Mira Loma Drive in Oroville, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.