CampFire Housing Access Model Program
We offer incentives to landlords to lease their properties through CHAT, including a $500 signing bonus and a reserve fund for potential damage or lost rent.
We offer a sign-up list for individuals who lost housing in the CampFire then we match those folks with housing rentals listed by property owners.
As of August 2020 we've placed 30 households into residences through this program, and in fall 2020 we received United Way funding to place 30 more households.
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.
For more information or to get signed up as a prospective tenant, 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.
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."