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.
If you lost your housing in the CampFire and are currently seeking rental housing,
or if you own rental housing in or near Chico and Paradise
and would like to lease it to folks who lost housing in the CampFire:
Read the details below, then contact our CHAMP program coordinator at 530-517-5534 for more information or to get signed up as a prospective tenant or lessor.
As of May 2020 we've placed 16 households into residences through this program!
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."