From Homelessness to Housing: Making a Difference In Chico Since 2013
Chico Housing Action Team's mission is to ensure that everyone in our community has access to housing they can afford.
As of October 2020 we're housing over 170 people
at almost 60 locations throughout Chico!
But the need for low-cost housing in Chico and Butte County continues to exceed availability and we receive requests for housing almost daily that we cannot meet. With your help, more people in need in Chico can get into housing they can afford!
Donate today or volunteer with us.
CHICO HOUSING ACTION TEAM
Tiny homes are coming to Chico!
As of July 2020 we are developing a tiny-home emergency shelter project, dubbed "Everhart Villlage", in conjunction with the County of Butte Departments of Behavioral Health and Employment & Social Services, for Behavioral Health clients who are un-sheltered and struggling to keep up with appointments and treatment plans.
We hope to be able to open Everhart Village by early 2021.
How CHAT Works
Photo: CHAT resident Kristen and her young daughter enjoying a Chico park
We master-lease rentals then sub-lease to low-income residents at rents they can afford.
We provide case managers and access to supportive services, community resources, and mentoring.
We provide maintenance for all properties we rent out to keep them in excellent condition.
We develop plans for alternative housing projects and advocate to the community for the need for low-income housing.
To fund our work, we get grassroots donations and grants from civic organizations, other non-profits, foundations, and public agencies.
What CHAT's Work Means for Chico
CHAT is a true example of a volunteer-powered organization...Some awesome people - quite a few of them - volunteer to make the Chico Housing Action Team the incredible non-profit that they've become. If you're interested in volunteering and helping us address the homelessness crisis in Chico, please go to the "Volunteer" tab on our website for more information. And thank you!
OTHER CHAT VIDEOS:
Why we need a lot more affordable housing:
Chico's low-income residents are in crisis.
Our mission is to make sure everyone in Chico has housing they can afford but not enough affordable housing has been built in Chico or Butte County for everyone who needs it.
The Camp Fire displaced around 35,000 residents (CNBC, 5/16/2019). Chico's population increased by 20% almost overnight.
CHAT'S HOUSING PROGRAMS
We master-lease houses and apartments from property owners then sub-let to individuals & families
We provide support with food deliveries, assist with transportation, connections with service providers
Articles About CHAT, Housing & Homelessness in Butte County & California, and Tiny Homes for the Unhoused
11/17/2020 - Chico State Today
CSU, Chico Basic Needs Receives $870,000 Grant, Addresses Student Homelessness (mentions CHAT's student housing program)
11/14/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Beating the Odds By Escaping Homelessness and Finding Family (article about CHAT's housing program and successes)
11/10/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record
'It Changes Everything': CHAT Sees Great Needs For Housing, Basic Needs Items After Fires (article about CHAT's food and warehouse programs)
10/23/2020 - San Jose Spotlight
8/17/2020 - KCRA-3 Sacramento
8/13/2020 - East Bay Times
8/09/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record
7/23/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record
7/13/2020 - ABC-10 Sacramento