An Eden Village resident must be a single adult who has lived in Shasta County for the past two years, has been chronically homeless, disabled physically or mentally, can live independently, and can cooperate with their neighbors as evidence by referrals/references and background check.
Eden Village is a Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) community. Each resident has their own home which includes a kitchen, living area, bedroom, and full bath. Utilities included are electricity, water, trash, and trash. When they move in all bedding, towels, and kitchen essentials are brand new and selections of color are made with their being considered. This can be their forever home however if they do move out they are allowed to take all the items purchased for them to their new home. Every home has a front covered porch for visiting or just sitting and relaxing. The community center is available for large gatherings and has offices where case managers, NAMI, clergy, and various other professionals can visit with their clients in private or in groups. The community center has laundry facilities, bathrooms, a computer center with internet and office space for Noah's Community Villages. Outside there are many amenities to be enjoyed including a covered Gazebo, a large garden, fruit trees, chicken coop, a non-denominational chapel, an outdoor grill and kitchen, a memorial garden honoring the victims of the Carr Fire, and many places to sit and just enjoy the beautiful grounds and views of the mountains to the East.
If an applicant meets all the above requirements, they must have a referral from another partnering agency and completes their application, including proof of residency, passes the background check, and is registered with a case manager then Eden Village will submit to the board of directors a request for an interview, at which time the candidate will be addressing the board with why they want to live in Eden Village and how they feel about cooperation and community with others.
HUD defines chronically homeless as an individual who must have been homeless for at least 12 months in any of the past three years. These months that qualify them, need not be consecutive but the resident applying must have been homeless in the same county as the Eden Village they apply to.
No, each resident pays approx $400 of their monthly earnings which can come from their Disability, SSI, Pension, Veteran Benefits, Family Trust/Support, income from work, etc.
Simply put...forever. Most residents who live at Eden Village are individuals who due to their mental health, physical health, and other extenuating circumstances, not working Residents may live at the Village as long as they are a good neighbor to the rest of the Village community.
No! Only those that have already been living in Shasta County for the past two years are eligible to apply. We will be catering to Shasta County's most chronically homeless citizens, that because of their disabilities make obtaining a job near impossible, finding housing even harder and their suffering has been so great that they are anxious to live in a community with others that have had similar experiences. This desire to live in a community is inherent in all of us and we need a safe, restorative, peaceful environment to thrive in. God calls each of us to take care of the least of these' and Eden Village does just that. Our residents have been denied opportunities for housing as they were not what the landlords felt would be the best fit for the very few rentals available now and they are not able to just, 'get a job and move up in the world'. Most of our residents have experienced homelessness due to the chronic loss of family and living in these communities is proven to restore health, dignity, and happiness.
A small manufacture house of 400 square feet can currently be purchased or sponsored at $42,000 each. This makes them a good choice for comfort, with all the necessary items found in a larger house but at a price that makes good use of our funding resources so that many villages like this can be achieved. Each Eden Village is behind a gated area with fingerprint access and only approved guests may enter. This level of security, the price of our homes, and well-kept grounds aids in physical and mental healing. We are here to provide our residents housing and supportive services at a fraction of the cost that a homeless person costs the county in yearly expenses. The initial cost of our homes is generously sponsored by people and or businesses with compassion for the homeless, and enough money to purchase the home at a very reasonable cost. These sponsors are then allowed to choose the name of the house which may possibly honor someone special in their own lives while making a huge difference in the life of someone else. This sponsorship and others of different levels can be found at the following link: Eden Village...Sponsorships Needed. Every new resident of Eden Village is allowed to choose their colors and theme of the home in which they will live. This makes their transition from homeless to housed more comfortable as it does take some getting used to not fearing all night long for one's life. When each resident receives their access code and walks into their new home for the very first time we want them to feel like they are home. They are home truly home in Eden Village.
Village rules will be in compliance with county ordinances, state laws, and federal laws. Residents are expected to pay rent, be respectful to neighbors and staff, and follow community living rules and regulations. We are following a Housing First Model which allows mistakes to be made with appropriate actions but that does not mean they are disqualified only that we need to be more encouraging and in their lives.
Noah's Community Village is a 501 c3, non-profit, in partnership with Eden Village to bring living in a home in a healthy affordable community, a reality. Eden Village is proven to lower crime rates decrease county administration costs while increasing tourism and a more positive attitude for the residents of the entire County in which they operate. Please partner with us today to restore lives in Shasta County. Your generous donation is a tax-deductible contribution.
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