Our Housing Programs
People in need of housing can apply directly for Housing Now (#1 below) and CHAMP (#3 below). Generally the other programs only take in people referred from other agencies. If you need housing immediately, call 211 and ask to be entered into their Coordinated Entry system.
If you own some rental property and would like CHAT to manage the property and rent it out to a qualified low-income individual or family, please contact our housing director at 530-520-6412.
Housing Now. This is our main program where we rent rooms in houses or apartments to individuals and families and we provide access to supportive services and case managers. We also provide property management and maintenance for the residences that are leased through this program, and many properties become in better condition under our management than they were prior to being leased. This program covers the majority of the people we serve.
Hand Up Supportive Housing (HUSH). This is a grant-funded program where we rent homes to families at no more than 30% of their income and then we wrap them in supportive services along with a case manager experienced in working with families and helping them learn some life skills.
CampFire Housing Access Model Program (CHAMP): This program creates incentives for landlords to rent to people who lost housing in the CampFire and is funded via a grant from the California Community Foundation. We started the program in February 2020 and as of August 2020 it has found housing for 30 households . Click here if you're a CampFire survivor seeking housing or if you're a property owner interested in leasing to a CampFire victim.
Redwood Housing: This program is in cooperation with Chico State University where we master-lease multi-bedroom houses and lease out the individual bedrooms to Chico State University students who are low-income or homeless. We do not take applications for this program directly but students in need of emergency housing should contact the Chico State Basic Needs Project at CSU and may be referred to CHAT.
Everhart Village: This is a proposed project in coordination with the County of Butte Behavioral Health Department where we're planning to develop a tiny-home emergency shelter village for Behavioral Health clients who are being discharged from Enloe Hospital and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. As of August 2020 we expect the final county board vote on September 3rd after which we'll be able to start building. We're hoping to be able to open it by early 2021.
Tiny Home Village Proposals: We're continuing to develop proposals for tiny home villages so that everyone in Chico is able to have safe and affordable housing.