Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA

by Chico Housing Action Team
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Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA
Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA
Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA
Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA
Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA
Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA
Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA
Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA
Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA
Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA
Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA

Summary

CHAT provides affordable housing for people who are unhoused and the supportive services to enable residents to maintain long term housing stability. We move in individuals/ families from the streets and local shelters to permanent and transitional housing opportunities. All residents are provided furnishings, household items, food, volunteer support, and social services. We house; veterans, families, individuals with physical and/ or mental disabilities, disaster survivors, and students.

$200,000
total goal
$8,094
remaining
470
donors
74
monthly donors
3
fundraisers
3
years

Challenge

There are currently hundreds, possibly thousands, of people in Chico, CA who are homeless or precariously housed due to low or no incomes and a chronic lack of affordable housing. Our shelters are full and there needs to be a place to go after shelter. The need for affordable housing continues to grow with the effects of recent wildfires in northern California.

Solution

CHAT provides transitional and permanent housing solutions with the support needed to stabilize individuals and families. Support includes food, furniture, volunteers, and social services. We lease individual bedrooms with shared common areas at fair market rent in community-based homes to individuals who would otherwise be outside or in a shelter. We lease houses to families who are precariously housed or unhoused. By removing barriers and providing Housing First access we provide solutions.

Long-Term Impact

Individuals living outside and utilizing emergency services can cost taxpayers up to $40,000 per year. Housing individuals in CHAT supported housing costs an average of 12, 000 per year. We believe housing is a human right and all individuals and families benefit from having basic needs met. It is healthier for the environment when people live inside and have access to plumbing. With continued climate refugees only increasing it is imperative for society to invest in creative housing solution

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Chico Housing Action Team

Location: Chico, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ChicoHousAction
Project Leader:
Sarah Graham
Chico , CA United States
$191,906 raised of $200,000 goal
 
3,585 donations
$8,094 to go
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