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

Project Report | Aug 4, 2023
Creating Affordable Housing Options in Chico, CA - Report

By Sarah Graham | Project Leader

REPORT 50326 

You can watch the PSA video here 

Earlier in April CHAT hosted its annual Pancakes for CHAT event. It was an amazing demonstration of community togetherness and wonderful to experience the spirit of connection that comes from hundreds of wonderful people supporting a great cause. Here is the link from Action News Now who was at the event.

Hundreds gather for Pancakes for CHAT event | Video | 

CHAT is continuing to house more people with our new properties!

In March, CHAT received $1.6 million in grant funding from the State of California to facilitate the purchase of 2 homes. The support of our donors allowed CHAT to cover the deposit on both houses until grant funding was awarded. CHAT is now the proud owner of a former board-and-care property in Chico that includes two houses, 12 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a large yard, and ADA amenities. Construction is now taking place on two additional fully ADA-compliant bathrooms, this property will be home to 12 very-low-income individuals with disabilities who are eligible for SSI or SSDI payments.

In May and June CHAT closed escrow on another 2 properties; a 2 bedroom condo and a 3 bedroom apartment which will be set aside to house families affected by wildfire, through CHAT’s CHAMP families program. The properties were secured through the combination of bank financing and a county grant. 

Youth House Program

One of CHAT's newest collaborations is with another local nonprofit, 6th Street Center for Youth. Together, they have combined their missions to help homeless youth by creating the Youth House Program.

CHAT is master leasing a property for those referred from 6th Street. This expands the number of youth that both CHAT and 6th Street Youth Center are able to place into housing. After they are placed into a residence, they will be provided with case managers to connect them with resources and be successful. 

CHAT is furnishing the residence and providing housewares, as well as helping with case management. 6th Street is then able to refer their clients and is also providing case management.

In June CHAT hosted our grand opening for Hope Village, a new tiny home village in Chico with six individual housing units, built by Slater & Son. It was so wonderful to gather with everyone and celebrate such a beautiful, collaborative project that will make a difference!

We at CHAT will hold the master leases and we will be partnering with other amazing community organizations who will refer their clients to us so they can become our new residents: Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, The Jesus Center, Nation’s Finest, The Pallet Shelter, True North Housing Alliance, The VA.

CHAT has also partnered with local churches, which will have volunteers supporting these residents financially and socially, contributing to their living costs and well-being to ensure their success in permanent housing. These include:

* Grace Community Church
* Life Church
* Firm Family Church
* Neighborhood Church
* Bidwell Presbyterian Church
CHAT is so grateful for the Slater family for being an amazing community collaborator and partnering with us to make a significant impact in our community with the grand opening of Hope Village!

* Watch a video clip of the Hope Village grand opening<> by Action News Now!

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Chico Housing Action Team

Location: Chico, CA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ChicoHousAction
Project Leader:
Sarah Graham
Chico , CA United States
$193,044 raised of $200,000 goal
3,616 donations
$6,956 to go
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