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City of Chico

City of Chico

Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Contacts and Resources

Below is a non-exhaustive list of local affordable housing contacts.
For a guide to in-service affordable housing projects, see our Low-Cost Housing Resource Guide.
For information on low-income housing programs and currently available affordable housing units, please contact the Housing Authority of the County of Butte,, (530) 895-4474.
For other information regarding emergency housing and other housing programs, contact Butte 2-1-1 by dialing 2-1-1 or at
For information on Student Housing, please visit University Housing,

Tenant Resources

California Tenants: A Guide to Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities
Information regarding State Rent Increase Laws can be found here:
CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Available:
For more information, please visit Butte 2-1-1, dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211.
City residents and landlords may be eligible for the State's Rental Assistance Program. Additional information is linked here.
Section 8 Rental assistance, as well as Affordable Housing, Senior Housing and Special Needs Housing are programs administered through the:
Housing Authority of the County of Butte
2039 Forest Avenue, Suite 10
Chico, CA  95928
(530) 895-4474
The Housing Authority also administers the City's federally funded Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program and locally funded, Lease Guarantee Program. Contact the Housing Authority for information on these programs.

Homeowner Resources

Home Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Program(s) for eligible homeowners

Butte County Community Action Agency administers two programs for eligible homeowners within Butte County to assist with weatherization and energy-efficient upgrades.  Visit for more information

Expanded eligibility for mortgage assistance for low-to-moderate income homeowners

City of Chico residents may be eligible for the CalHFA’s California Mortgage Relief Program.  Additional information and application linked here.

Foreclosure Resources

Legal Services of Northern California has a dedicated housing attorney to assist those facing foreclosure and offers free monthly workshops; call 530-345-9491 for information.