What does the Navigator do and is this a full-time position?

Yes, this is a full-time position. The Navigator assists people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Navigator goes out to encampments to locate people, along with holding walk-in hours.  HART and CHPD are resources assisting the Navigator in getting in contact with clients.  After the first intake, the Navigator evaluates how to assist the client.  Sometimes this includes things such as ID vouchers, assistance with assessing mainstream benefits, bus passes, job assistance, Medicare/Medi-Cal applications, and referrals for individuals with substance use disorder. Other times the Navigator gives the client referrals for room rentals, apartment rentals, shared living situations and more.

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1. When did the Navigator Program launch in Citrus Heights and how did it become what it is today?
2. Who pays for the Navigator, and what is the relationship of the City of Citrus Heights, Sac-Help Housing and the CH HART, when it comes to the program?
3. How much does the Navigator Program cost the City of Citrus Heights?
4. What does the Navigator do and is this a full-time position?
5. What kind of services and programs does the Navigator connect homeless with?
6. How does the Navigator locate/contact homeless people?
7. How many homeless are now in permanent housing due to help from the Navigator?
8. What are some barriers the Navigator faces in trying to help the homeless?
9. How do you respond to homeless who say the Navigator Program isn't helping get homeless into housing?