CHICO HOUSING ACTION TEAM
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.
We make housing affordable to low-income individuals through master-leasing multi-bedroom homes then sub-leasing the rooms or homes and providing the security deposit and property maintenance.
We are constantly looking for more ways to create housing for low-income individuals, but the need for low-cost housing in Chico and Butte County continues to exceed availability. Our waiting list for Housing Now is over 200 people and we receive requests for housing daily that we cannot meet.
But with your help, more people in need in Chico can get into housing they can afford!
What CHAT Does:
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.
April 2021: CHAT Signs Contract with Butte County for Everhart Village!
We're happy to announce that in early April 2021, CHAT signed the contract for Everhart Village with the County of Butte Departments of Behavioral Health and Employment & Social Services. Seen here are CHAT Executive Director Leslie Johnson with Don Taylor, the County of Butte Housing and Homelessness Administrator.
This tiny-home emergency shelter project will be exclusively 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 late 2021.
Stories about CHAT Residents and
homelessness in Chico
April 2021: We're delighted to announce our "Many Programs of CHAT" video. We've been documenting our progress at providing truly affordable housing to low income and unhoused citizens in the past seven years., starting with our flagship program, Housing Now, followed by Harmony House, HUSH, CHAMP, Redwood Housing, Veterans House, and Mercy House, plus the planned Everhart Village, and our support programs for residents with our donated-furniture warehouse program and our food distribution program. This is what a few determined and extremely compassionate citizens can achieve when people fall through the cracks then get lifted up.
OTHER CHAT VIDEOS:
We need a lot more affordable housing.
Chico's low-income residents are in crisis.
Not enough affordable housing has been built in Chico or Butte County for everyone who needs it.
CAMP FIRE SURVIVORS: The Camp Fire displaced around 35,000 residents (CNBC, 5/16/2019). Chico's population increased by 20% almost overnight.