Creating Affordable Housing in Chico, California

by Chico Housing Action Team
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Creating Affordable Housing in Chico, California
Creating Affordable Housing in Chico, California
Creating Affordable Housing in Chico, California

Summary

This project will let us continue our work with master-leasing homes and acquiring homes to ensure that every person in the Chico community has access to housing they can afford. CHAT seeks to help develop housing opportunities and supportive services needed to keep people in housing, while nurturing human relationships that will help people help themselves.

$20,000
total goal
$3,578
remaining
123
donors
53
monthly donors
2
months

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. The need for affordable housing continues to grow with the effects of recent wildfires in northern California.

Solution

We master-lease houses in Chico with multiple bedrooms then sub-lease rooms to individuals who were homeless and have some income but not enough to afford a full "market-rate" rental unit. We also sub-lease houses to families and provide a case-worker. We also help Camp Fire survivors find housing through a landlord incentive program. We also work with CSU-Chico to find housing for students who would be homeless. More funding would let us expand our programs to get more low-income people housed.

Long-Term Impact

This funding will let us find housing for many more people who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets or in their cars, which can put a person into a downward spiral that is very hard to get our of. Our programs let people who would otherwise be homeless become productive and healthy members of society.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

https:/​/​www.chicohousingactionteam.net
Article about CHAT's work housing low-income folks
Article about CHAT's furniture warehouse program
Article about CHAT's work with CSU Chico

Organization Information

Chico Housing Action Team

Location: Chico, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ChicoHousAction
Project Leader:
Theresa O'Connor
Chico, CA United States
$16,422 raised of $20,000 goal
 
166 donations
$3,578 to go
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