Sheltering Provisions


Warming and Cooling Center

Center Activation Criteria:

The Emergency Warming Center is activated when weather forecasts show the temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit with no precipitation, temperatures at or below 45 degrees Fahrenheit with ¾ inch or more of rain, or temperatures at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit with wind speeds at 15 mph or more.

The Emergency Cooling Center is activated when weather forecasts show the temperature staying at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit with no precipitation for several consecutive days.

City staff continuously monitors weather conditions for Warming & Cooling Center activations. 

The Warming and Cooling Center is located at Comanche Creek Greenway at 99 East Park Avenue and open from 4:00 p.m. through 8:00 a.m. For more information, please contact the Public Works Operations and Maintenance Department at (530) 894-4200.

Community Shelter Bed Availability

The City of Chico has reached out to its community partners to provide a list of shelter space throughout the city. As of Thursday, May 26, 2022 the following shelter beds are available: 

Jesus Center, located at 2255 Fair Street: Women’s shelter 2 open beds, Men’s shelter 0 open beds.

Torres Shelter, located at 101 Silver Dollar Way: 46 open beds.

Safe Space began its shelter season Saturday, December 19, 2021, and will continue through February 27, 2022. The intake center is located at New Hope Fellowship, 418 W. 7th Street and guests can arrive between 5:30pm -6:30pm each night.

Pallet Shelter, located at 2280 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy: 89 pallet shelters available.

For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (530) 896-7200. 

Pallet Shelter Site 

Outreach is being conducted to determine the best sheltering provisions for those in need of temporary housing. While the City is not utilizing a waiting list, we are actively pursuing outreach and engagement to those who are unhoused to determine the right fit for each individual.

Warren v. Chico Settlement FAQ

Warren v. Chico Settlement Agreement

Press Release Announcing Site Operator and Other Service Contracts

Press Release Announcing Opening of Emergency Non-Congregate Housing Site

Everhart Village

More information to come soon.

Homelessness Strategic Planning Efforts

Hope Street Coalition will assist the City of Chico to develop a comprehensive plan to address the negative impacts of homelessness on all citizens, housed and unhoused.  The Project will seek fundamental principles to inform and establish goals, programs, and outcomes to continually improve the quality-of-life experiences of the community. Attached is the contract with Hope Street Coalition as well as deliverables received from Hope Street Coalition.

Hope Street Coalition PSA

Report on Policy and Laws

Report on Gap Analysis

Report on Objectives, Data and Costs

Report on Findings and Desired Outcomes

Strategic Plan

Recommendations for City Ordinance


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