CHAT In The News!

News articles about CHAT, Homelessness, &

Affordable Housing in Butte County


In The News

1/01/2022 - Forbes
How the US Criminalizes Homelessness

12/30/2021 - NPR All Things Considered
How evictions impact tenants far beyond scrambling to find housing

12/28/2021 - PBS NewsHour
What's behind rising homelessness in America?

11/26/2021 - Orange County Register
City of Costa Mesa ready to chip in $3.5 million to turn 2 motels into housing for homeless folks

11/16/2021 - Honolulu Civil Beat
Are tiny homes the answer to homelessness? Hawaii is giving them a try

11/15/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Affordable housing problem taking its toll on students working hard at higher education

11/03/2021 - KALW Public Radio
Tiny home village to open near Oakland's Lake Merritt

11/03/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Local group files to intervene in homeless lawsuit

10/07/2021 - Chico News & Reviw
Best of Chico: Community - CHAT wins "Best Charitable Cause"

10/07/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
CHAT Holds Public Forum for Everhart Village

9/20/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
No Fines for Sean Morgan For Discussing Settlement on Radio

9/17/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Gavin Newsom Abolishes Single Family Home Only Zoning in California

9/14/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Teen Arrested in Connection With Teichert Ponds Killing

9/09/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Vigil Held Following Death at Teichert Ponds

9/04/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
One Killed in Early Saturday Morning Shooting at Teichert Ponds

8/24/2021 - Action News Now
Chico Mayor Talks Plans to Clean Up Parks, Get Homeless into Shelters

8/24/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Nonprofit Demonstrates Temporary Homeless Shelters

8/11/2021 - Chico News & Review
Still in Crisis: Butte County Supervisors Extend Shelter Cris Declaration

8/7/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Documentary Explores Life of the Unhoused

7/28/2021 - Washington Post
Survivors of California's Deadliest Wildfire Haunted as New Blaze Nears: "I Can't Do It Again"

7/23/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Study Shows Chico Residents Making Less Than What's Needed

7/21/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Guest Commentary from former Chico Police Chief Mike Dunbaugh: Greater responsibility, understanding are past due

7/20/2021 - Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
Gov. Newsom in Sebastopol to spotlight $12 billion in state aid for homeless services, housing

7/19/2021 - Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom
Governor Newsom Signs Historic Housing and Homelessness Funding Package

7/9/2021 - Chico News & Review
Court Order: Stay (Judge England enacts a preliminary injunction against the city of Chico)

6/30/2021 - KCRA-Sacramento
Advocates respond to Sacramento mayor's plan to require housing homeless

6/9/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
New Temporary Shelters Arrive for Everhart Village

6/7/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Chico Federal Litigation Gets More Time, Homelessness Czar Quits

6/7/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Butte  Strong Fund Approves $750,000 for Two Camp Fire Housing Programs

6/7/2021 - KRCR-ABC7 News
Tiny Homes Arrive for Everhart Village in Chico, One Step Closer to Opening by the Fall

6/4/2021 - Action News Now
5 CHAT Tiny Homes for the Homeless Are Almost Complete

5/31/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
New Chico Street Outreach Group Draws Local Scrutiny

5/31/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Chico Council Quiet on Homelessness Case, Prompting Community Protest

5/21/2021 - Sacramento Bee
Sacramento CA Identifies Sites for Homeless Shelters, Camps, Tiny Homes

5/19/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Chico City Council Approves Spending CDBG Funds on Sheltering Options (CHAT granted $280,000 for our HUSH program)

5/21/2021 - Sacramento Bee
Sacramento CA Identifies Sites for Homeless Shelters, Camps, Tiny Homes

5/19/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Chico City Council Approves Spending CDBG Funds on Sheltering Options (CHAT granted $280,000 for our HUSH program)

5/10/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Federal Judge Grants Extension of City, Legal Services Hearing to June 11

5/08/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Anxiety, Fear, and Hope on Homelessness Split Open in Committee Forum

5/07/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Business Owners Share Concerns for Impacts of Homelessness

5/07/2021 - Naomi Klein in a special report for The Intercept
A Climate Dystopia in Northern California

5/06/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Police, Fire Representatives Discuss Campground Possibilities

5/04/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Advocates for Unhoused Residents Tell Chico Council They Want Solutions

4/30/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Community Members Share Opinions on Sanctioned Camping Area

4/28/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Chico Mayor Creates Homeless Solutions Committee To Respond to Local Crisis

4/28/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Reaction: People Living in Park Talk Options After Restraining Order Extended

4/27/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Chico Survey Asks People Without Homes How They Get Their Meals

4/26/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Transcript of Bobby Warren, et al., against City of Chico, et al.: "It's about what the law is'

4/20/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Seeking Solutions From the Top and On the Ground for Butte County Homelessness Crisis

4/12/2021 -
The High Cost of Clearing Tent Cities

4/12/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
With Greenway Evictions Halted, Community Members Organizing Cleanup

4/12/2021 - Kaiser Health News via North State Public Radio
"Go Ahead and Vote Me Out": What Other Places Can Learn From Santa Rosa's Tent City

4/05/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Tiny Home Village for Chronically Displaced in Oroville Has Housed People for One Year

4/05/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Mercy House Offers Safe Housing For Several Unhoused in Medical Treatment

3/25/2021 -
How California Set Off a Backyard Apartment Boom

3/21/2021 - Sightline Institute
Yes, Other Countries Do Housing Better, Case 1: Japan

3/19/2021 - CapRadio
California's Homeless Population Rose 7% to 161,000 Ahead of the Pandemic, New Report Finds

2/12/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
CHAT Acquires Larger Warehouse To Expand Basic Needs Program

2/05/2021 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Chico Housing Market Opens 2021 With Tight Outlook

1/06/2021 - Community Solutions
Bakersfield and Kern County, California: A Functional Zero Case Study

1/03/2021 - Chico Enterprise Record
In a Housing Crisis, Service Providers Struggle to Find Property
11/17/2020 - Chico State Today
CSU, Chico Basic Needs Receives $870,000 Grant, Addresses Student Homelessness (mentions CHAT's student housing program)

11/15/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Why Land and building Costs Cripple a Diagnosed Housing Shortage Crisis

11/14/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Beating the Odds By Escaping Homelessness and Finding Family (article about CHAT's housing program and successes)

11/10/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record
'It Changes Everything': CHAT Sees Great Needs For Housing, Basic Needs Items After Fires (article about CHAT's food and warehouse programs)

10/23/2020 - San Jose Spotlight
At New San Jose Shelter, Newsom Announces $200 Million More For Homeless Housing
8/17/2020 - KCRA-3 Sacramento

Sacramento's $62 Million Plan to Reduce Homelessness

8/13/2020 - East Bay Times

Santa Clara County Unveils Bold Plan to End Homelessness

8/09/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Suzi Kochems Takes On Role of Chico Homeless Solutions Coordinator

7/23/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Butte County Emergency Homeless Shelter Village Officially Moves Forward in Chico

7/13/2020 - ABC-10 Sacramento

Sacramento to Fund Tiny Homes for Self-Governing Homeless Sites

6/18/2020 - Los Angeles Times

Under Pressure, LA Agrees to Provide 6000 New Beds to Clear Homeless Camps Under Freeways

6/17/2020 - Reasons To Be Cheerful

Seattle's Tiny Houses Keep the Virus Out

5/26/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record
Despite Coronavirus, Some Find New Homes
5/12/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Let's Look At What's Already Working With Tiny Homes - Guest Commentary by CHAT Board Member Charles Withuhn

4/07/2020 - Western Center on Law and Poverty

California Courts Issue Emergency Rules Halting Almost All Evictions in California

4/03/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Meet Joy Amaro, Chico 's New Homeless Solutions Coordinator During the Coronavirus Pandemic

3/17/2020 - San Francisco Chronicle

Coronoavirus and Homelessness: SF wants to house people in schools, churches

3/03/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico State Researchers Reveal Reality of Student Homelessness

2/27/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record

New Affordable Housing Solutions Needed Quickly in Chico

2/22/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Free ADU Designs Available in Chico By Summer

2/18/2020 - The Stranger

Seattle City Council Votes to Allow Forty Transitional Encampments

2/13/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Homeless Seniors Find Little Help Available

1/29/2020 -

Finland Ends Homelessness and Provides Shelter For All Who Need A Roof For Everyone

1/14/2020 - San Francisco Chronicle

Bay Briefing: A Roof For Everyone - By Constitutional Amendment

1/13/2020 - Sacramento Bee

Newsom Homeless Task Force Wants CA To Require Cities To Meet Aggressive Housing Goals​

1/08/2020 -

Newsom Makes Homelessness His First 2020 Priority

1/04/2020 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico Community Gathers to Highlight Work of Local Organizations at Respectful Revolution Party

1/02/2020 - Chico News and Review

Chico Vice Mayor Alex Brown: Resolving to do Better on Homelessness

12/14/2019 - KOMO News

Tacoma's First Tiny Home Village for Homeless To Open Next Week

12/05/2019 - Chico Enterprise-Record

The Complicated Process of Handling the Death of a Homeless Person

12/05/2019 - Chico Enterprise-Record

California To Send Millions of Dollars to Cities to Combat Homelessness

11/29/2019 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Woman Found Dead Off The Esplanade Bike Trail

11/28/2019 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Rural Homelessness Faces Unique Challenges in Chico

11/26/2019 - The California Aggie

Sacramento Considers Building Tiny House Village For Homeless

December 2019 - Harper's Magazine

Gimme Shelter: The High Cost of Living in the Bay Area

11/13/2019 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Letter to the Editor: Simplicity Village Deserves a Chance

11/11/2019 - People Magazine

Vet Offers Tiny Homes to Female Vets Who Struggle To Get Back on Their Feet

11/08/2019 -

Tiny Homes, Big Heart: Houses for Camp Fire, Kincade Victims

11/06/2019 -

How California Became America's Housing Market Nightmare

10/24/2019 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Fifty Percent of Respondents in New Poll of Chico Residents Say Chico is on the Wrong Track, Most Cited Issue is Homelessness & Poverty

10/17/2019 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Letter To The Editor from CHAT Supporter: Trying to Lighten the Rent Burden

10/12/2019 - Chico Enterprise-Record

League of Women Voters of Butte County Hosts Community Forum on Rental Housing

10/10/2019 - Chico News & Review

CN&R's Best of Chico: CHAT Named "Best Cause to Support"

10/07/2019 -

Denver City Council Passes Zoning Change to Allow For More Tiny-House Villages for the Unhoused

10/03/2019 - Chico News & Review

Conversation Starter: Councilmember Scott Huber's Day-Long Housing Conference Focuses On Affordable Housing

9/24/2019 - Chico Enterprise-Record

City Votes to Move Ahead with Tiny Home Village in Special Meeting

9/18/2019 - Now This News

Video: French Designer Creates Tiny Lightweight Igloos for Unhoused Folks

9/01/2019 - People Magazine

Oregon Woman Turns School Buses Into Tiny Homes for Homeless

8/11/2019 - Chico News and Review

Guest Commentary from City Councilmember Scott Huber: A Plan to Address Homelessness in Chico

8/29/2019 - Chico News and Review

Supervisors Vote to Adopt Program To Take on Homelessness: Cheers as Butte County Takes Over Continuum of Care

8/02/2019, Chico Enterprise-Record

Section 8 Voucher Holders Can't Find Housing Post Camp Fire

8/01/2019, Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico Planning Commission Rejects Appeal of Simplicity Village, Allowing Village Plans to Go Forward

7/26/2019, Chico Enterprise-Record

Tiny Home Gives Small Glimpse Of Big Project

7/22/2019, Chico Enterprise-Record

Church Makes Donation Towards Tiny Home Village

7/18/2019, Chico Enterprise-Record

Butte County Snapshot of Homelessness Shows Increase from Camp Fire

7/17/2019, Butte County Continuum of Care

Point In Time count and survey of the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population, conducted on March 28, 2019 (PDF)

7/15/2019, Chico Enterprise-Record

CHAT Member Receives Check for Tiny House

7/11/2019, Chico News & Review

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