CampFire Housing Access Model Program
We offer incentives to landlords to lease their properties to Camp Fire survivors, including a cash incentive signing bonus of $500 for the landlord, and case management and mediation services for the first year of renting.
We work with tenants who are seeking their own housing and who have income sufficient to pay rent but who need assistance to be able to qualify or assistance with security deposit and rental application fees and/or have not been able to find a landlord willing to rent to them.
If you lost your housing in the CampFire and are currently seeking rental housing, please read the details on our program flyer below, then:
or print out our CHAMP application form, fill it out, and mail it to our office.
You only need to fill out one form, either online or the printout. For more information, or if you would like to lease a rental to a CampFire survivor who needs housing, please call our program coordinator at 530-517-5534.
As of December 2020 we've helped 51 individuals get into residences through this program, with 94 still signed up but haven't found housing yet.
This program is funded by grants from the United Way of Northern California, Global Giving, and the California Community Foundation.
News for Property Owners:
4/7/2020: On April 6th 2020, the Judicial Council, the policy-making body of the California Courts, adopted an emergency court rule that effectively stops all evictions, in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for a summary article from the Western Center on Law and Poverty,
1/4/2020: Assembly Bill 1482 went into effect on January 1, 2020. This new law caps annual rent increases in California at 5% plus Consumer Price Index and requires landlords to have "just cause" in order to evict tenants. Click here for more information on the California "Rent Cap & Just Cause."