CHAT In The News!

News articles about CHAT, Homelessness, &

Affordable Housing in Butte County


News Articles

6/1/2022, Chico ER:

Chico toils with trailers as it plans next enforcement area

5/27/2022, Chico ER:

True North Housing Alliance beings $400,000 fundraiser

5/25/2022, Chico ER:

Butte county supervisors, Chico city manager talk Pallet shelter

5/24/2022, Chico ER:

Clear outs begin for homeless camps in Chico

5/23/2022, Chico News and Review:

CHIP, a Chico nonprofit, has spent the last 50 years helping local residents find a place to call home

5/22/202, The Guardian:

The town at the center of California’s climate refugee crisis

5/21/2022, Chico ER:

86 People at Pallet shelter - more than half using services

5/19/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Residents air grievances to council about specified homeless camps

5/19/2022, Action News Now:

Redding city council moves forward with micro-shelter site

5/18/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Butte County point-in-time counts 1,006 people experiencing homelessness 

5/16/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Health insurance can now help some Californians find housing

5/16/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Women rebuilding the ridge: Habitat for Humanity hosts all-women crew

5/13/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

7-day warnings issued at homeless camps

5/13/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Alternate campsites for homeless announced

5/13/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Chico forecasts housing growth: 3,488 units needed through 2030

5/7/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Butte County services begin at Chico’s housing site

4/30/2022, Washington Post: 

Sacramento debates new approaches to homeless problem

4/28/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Chico’s housing site rules finalized - enforcement may begin when judge issues order Friday

4/28/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record: 

Chico shelter outreach, move-continues

4/26/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Moving in: People pack up camps, move to new homeless shelter

4/25/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Chico Pallet shelters get first occupant

4/22/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Chico’s Pallet Shelter site to open Monday

4/21/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Warren v Chico plaintiffs file dispute against city

4/21/2022: Chico Enterprise-Record:

Bins at Humboldt, Lost parks alleviate trash

4/18/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Locals eat pancakes with CHAT

4/18/2022, Action News Now:

Hundreds support “Pancakes with CHAT” this Easter weekend

4/15/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:
Senior affordable housing project in Oroville breaks ground

San Francisco Rations Housing by Scoring Homeless People’s Trauma. By Design, Most Fail to Qualify

4/4/2022, Action News Now:
Chico is creating more than 1000 affordable housing units to combat soaring house prices

4/4/2022, KRCR:
Rent increases at Anderson trailer park angers longtime residents

4/1/2022, Los Angeles Times:
L.A. will shelter more homeless people to end major lawsuit

4/1/2022, STV:
Glasgow and Manchester praised for efforts to reduce homelessness: New research found that Glasgow achieved its target of driving down city centre rough sleeping by 75%.

4/1/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:
“‘This site ready to accept folks: Housing site progress continues through city manager transition”

3/30/2022, Action News Now:
Glenn County, Orland, to get $8.7 million for housing project

3/23/2022, Action News Now:
New Renewal Center will bring 100 beds for the homeless to Chico

3/23/2022, Action News Now:
Delays are expected in the opening of the micro shelters at the old BMX site in Chico

3/22/2022, The Guardian:
‘We have failed’: how California’s homelessness catastrophe is worsening


3/15/2022, Mt Shasta News:

Mount Shasta man growing mullet again to fundraise for tiny house village in Chico

3/13/2022, KRCR-TV:

“Mullet March” Mount Shasta resident raising money for Chico’s homeless population

3/11/2022, Chico News and Review:

Shelter in the Spotlight

3/8/2022, Chico ER:

Butte County program picks up excess food, donates to local nonprofits

3/3/2022, Portland Mercury:

Homeless advocates announce goal to house 3000 unhoused Portlanders by 2023

2/28/2022, Sacramento City Express:

Sacramento first city in California to win state “Prohousing Designation”



What happens in a Pallet shelter village


Veterans move into Pallet shelters

2/14/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Chico police help homeless veteran

2/9/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Jesus Center named service provider for Chico shelter site

2/9/2022, Action News Now:

City of Chico: Jesus Center selected to run Pallet Shelter site

2/7/2022, NPR:

Tiny homes, big dreams: How some activists are re-imagining shelter for the homeless

2/2/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Affordable housing development “Park Avenue” set to open in 15 months

1/31/2022, Action News Now:

Chico homeless prepare to move as illegal camping enforcements loom

1/31/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

South Chico Community Assistance Center host first public food distribution event


1/30/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Homeless people show interest for emergency non-congregate shelter site

1/21/2022, Chico Enterprise-Record:

Newsom has big plans to get rid of California’s homeless camps. Will they work?

1/20/2022 - Action News Now:

Mayor Andrew Coolidge talks about Pallet shelter, homeless lawsuit

1/20/2022 - Action News Now

Video of Chico Mayor Andrew Coolidge talking about the Pallet shelter project

1/15/2022, Chico Sol

Settlement ends lawsuit against City of Chico

1/15/2022 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Warren v Chico settlement details released


1/13/2022, Action News Now

Warren v Chico settlement document

1/13/2022, Action News Now

Settlement reached in Chico homeless lawsuit

1/3/2022 - KRCR-TV

Micro shelters for homeless coming to Redding 2022

1/01/2022 - Forbes
How the US criminalizes homelessness