What is Napa Valley Community Housing? Watch our video.
According to Housing California, "Many men, women, and children find themselves homeless after unexpected life changes such as an illness or death in the family, a divorce, or a layoff. They never expected their lives could be so altered so quickly. But it happens and when it does, they quickly learn there simply aren't enough safe, decent, and affordable places to live."
In each of the past six months an average of 61 families came to NVCH in search of an affordable home. The majority (90%) of our families would be categorized as the "working poor." They work in low wage jobs in the agriculture, hospitality or retail sectors or are self-employed working in childcare or housekeeping. The balance of the households are either retired or disabled and living on minimum government assistance.
We are a California Nonprofit Public Benefit 501(c)(3) Corporation, that develops attractive, well-built, affordable housing for Napa County's low & moderate income residents. In that effort, we plan and build new housing, we purchase existing run down properties and rehabilitate them, and we manage affordable rental units. Our management portfolio includes sixteen properties housing 1,750 residents, including 650 children, and over 200 seniors. By responding to the unique housing needs of low and moderate income residents in Napa County, NVCH has been the premier developer and provider of affordable housing in the Napa Valley for 34 years. Please enjoy reading our Fall 2011 newsletter, Affordable Dreams.
Click here to see Kathleen Dreessen our executive director in an interview with Jack Hanson for the Comcast Newsmakers broadcast on CNN regarding affordable housing in Napa Valley.
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