Our main housing program, where Residents share multi-bedroom housing units leased by CHAT at rents they can afford

CHAT leases multi-bedroom homes from local property owners then sub-leases the rooms or the entire home to low-income folks who have been homeless or were in danger of becoming homeless.


We are always looking for more homes in Chico or in nearby areas to lease to low-income folks. If you would be interested in having CHAT master-lease and manage some rental property and rent it out to a qualified low-income individual or family, please contact our housing director at 530-520-6412. THANK YOU - the need is far greater than we are able to provide.

Housing Now is our flagship program and it houses the majority of our clients. It fills a significant gap in affordable housing in Chico where we are able to lease multi-bedroom houses and then sub-lease the rooms to low-income individuals. We have found that many homeless people have some income but still need help in order to get housing and keep it.

How it works:

  • CHAT locates affordable rental properties.

  • We develop and maintain relationships with sympathetic property owners.

  • We sign the lease, so the property owner is protected.

  • We make bedrooms available to residents at cost.

  • We provide supportive services like goal setting and financial management to residents who want them to enable them to succeed.

  • We provide free regular maintenance for the properties, frequently giving them better maintenance than they had previously.

If you would like to apply for housing with this program: 

Click here and fill out this online form.


Or print out the application form below, fill it out, and mail it to us:

P.O. Box 4868
Chico, CA 95927

Join the Team and Volunteer with CHAT!

  • Delivering food to guests weekly

  • Friendship & Mentorship

  • Organizing events

  • Publicity and outreach

  • Transporting clients to appointments

  • Helping residents access support services

  • Empathetic listening

  • Home maintenance