HomeKey #2 Awardee Announced-Glenn County, City of Orland and Habitat for Humanity Yuba/Sutter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Orlanda Inn Demolition Will Make Way for Housing with a Purpose
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (Department) has announced that the
County of Glenn and the City of Orland, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Yuba/Sutter has
been awarded a Homekey Round 2 award in the amount of $8,756,945.
A team from Glenn County, The City of Orland, State Housing and Community Development (HCD),
Thurmond Consulting, and Habitat for Humanity Yuba/Sutter (HFHYS) has dedicated thousands of hours
to obtain State of California Homekey funds. This funding brings the ability to completely replace
the current 13 room, dilapidated motel site with 33 new rooms of permanent, affordable housing for
people in Glenn County who desperately need it.
The City of Orland has been searching for a solution to the issues presented at and surrounding the
Orlanda Inn for years. The city is very pleased to see the structure removed, the surrounding area
cleaned and replaced with housing for the most vulnerable population providing purpose and
empowerment to the overall community.
Prior to the official announcement of HomeKey award recipients, the Habitat team was confident and
moved forward with the purchase of the Orlanda Inn and escrow is set to close April 1ˢᵗ, 2022.
HFHYS is committed to the City of Orland and Glenn County to help bring solutions and a partnership
that lifts the community by creating low-income housing with high impact results. The burden this
site carries weighed heavy on local leadership and law enforcement but without funding to create
any true measurable outcomes, there was little that could be done.
The initial intent was to use the HomeKey Funding to purchase and renovate the existing building.
However, after inspection it was clear that the building was not safe for any level of remodel and
would need to be taken to its foundation. This presented an opportunity to better utilize the space
and nearly triple the rooms available to house our at-risk population, while also providing
communal spaces and an onsite Management room. Demolition is currently scheduled April 11ᵗʰ, 2022,
with the construction completed November 2022.
“Our goal with projects like these is to create much needed affordable housing options for the most
vulnerable members of our community, and to blend those projects into the fabric of the community,”
said Habitat for Humanity Yuba/Sutter CEO Joseph Hale.
Habitat has seen how challenging it is for local leaders to fund and address homelessness and
affordable housing in their communities. Glenn County and the City of Orland have been incredible
to work with and their commitment to truly serving their constituents is an honor to be a part of.
Councilmember Bruce Roundy stated, “The City has worked with the County Continuum of Care for
multiple years on identifying the need to make improvements at the Orlanda. This is wonderful– to
have the funding for such a project, with government commitment and coming together to make
something great happen.”
City Manager Pete Carr continues, “Habitat for Humanity has a proven track record in providing
respectable housing and operating apartments in a safe, secure, and compassionate way – providing
real help where needed in a way that benefits the residents and the community. I am confident that
Glenn County social services provided on site will be key to the success of this housing project.
The City and the County will remain engaged with Habitat for Humanity for the long run – we are
committed to the success of this project, which includes a well-managed place where many of the
more vulnerable people in our community can find safe, affordable housing in a clean, decent,
secure, positive environment.”
Mayor Dennis Hoffman also exclaimed, “I’m thrilled to see the partnership between the City, County
and Habitat come together to completely transform this old motel site into something that is needed
and will really be positive in our community.”
Glenn County Board Chairman Thomas J. Arnold stated, “To see the collaboration and speed that the
City, County and Habitat worked to apply for this funding and the resulting success of that effort
is thrilling. This is a big win and will result in a nicer community in which to live.”
Elevations for the new housing structure featuring 33 room, including onsite management and
communal spaces pictured below.
To read Gov. Gavin Newsom Press Release: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2022/03/30/governor-newsom-announces-136-6-million-in-awards-for-10-new-homekey-projects/
For more details on this project, please contact:
County of Glenn
Scott H. De Moss
County Administrative Officer
Office: (530) 934-6400
City of Orland
Office: (530) 865-1603
Habitat for Humanity Yuba/Sutter
Public Relations Officer
Office: (530742-2727 x207
Street and ariel view of elevations of the new, low- income housing project set to replace the old