Friends of CHAT was set up to help CHAT residents who can't afford their rents. CHAT rents are not subsidized in our normal operations.
All Chico Housing Action Team residents make very low incomes so some of them have difficult paying even the low rents that most CHAT houses have. CHAT generally charge market rates for the rooms we rent and we don't subsidize those rents.
This will help more low-income people stay housed by subsidizing their rents up to $300 each month for folks who are paying more than 30% of their income to rent.
More people will be able to stay housed without having to drain their savings and the community will become more aware of the need for rent subsidies for low-income folks.