Local coordinator departing

Continuum of Care providers re-evaluate options

Aug. 15 will mark Jennifer Griggs’ last day as the coordinator for the Butte Countywide Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC).

Griggs (pictured) was the first person to hold the position full-time, having been hired in January 2018. She was tasked with planning and preparing the 2019 homeless census and helping local agencies collaborate and navigate complicated grant application processes. On Monday (July 15), the CoC formed a committee to evaluate its options going forward. Ed Mayer, executive director for the Butte County Housing Authority, said the CoC will hire a contractor to perform her duties in the meantime.

Griggs told the CN&R her work with the CoC has been rewarding, but her home flooded twice this winter, and her family has decided to move out of state.