Housing Division

Housing Division


The City’s Housing Division administers federal, state and local affordable housing funds to improve the quality of life of community members through affordable housing and related community development activities.

Staff implements goals of the Housing Element of the General Plan and the HUD Consolidated Plan and administers the Successor Housing Agency responsibilities.

The Housing Division works with both non-profit and for-profit developers to increase the supply of housing that is affordable to households at or below the moderate income threshold, including seniors and those with special needs.


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,

2022 Housing Element Update

The City of Chico is undertaking the update to its Housing Element, which will cover the planning period of 2022-2030.  As one of the elements of the City’s General Plan, the Housing Element is a statement of the community’s priorities with respect to housing its citizens.

The City is in the process of completing a Draft Housing Element 2022-2030 which is available at for public review and comment. 

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