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Butte County rental and housing assistance.

Non-profit agencies as well as government organizations in Butte County offer emergency rental assistance as well as case management for solving housing issues. There is support for the homeless that need a short term shelter, low income tenants that are in arrears on their rent, and individuals that need financial aid for paying security deposits.

Several of the programs in the Butte County region are focused on veterans. While group, as well as others such as the disabled or families with children, will get priority when it comes to receiving a grant to help with their rent, other residents can apply as well. The goal is to assist as many struggling families as possible.

Find more information on the leading places to turn to for help. Resources range from charities that operate shelters or transitional housing programs to cash grants as well as loans for paying rent from non-profit organizations.

Saint Thomas More Parish
Address: 767 Elliott Rd.
Paradise, California 95969
Dial (530) 872-4687
The church provides financial assistance to help the vulnerable. Whether it is money for unpaid rent, overnight shelter, food, or referrals, volunteers offer support to the poor in Butte County.

Chico Veterans Resource Hope Center
Main address: 1950 Kitrick Avenue Bldg A
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 809-2831
Veterans can get assistance from the non-profit. They offer government grants for paying rental costs as part of homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. Other assistance includes funds to pay security deposits for housing relocation, help for utility deposits, and legal aid.
Another location of this service is at the African American Family & Cultural Center. The address is 3300 Spencer Avenue, Oroville, California 95966, and the intake number is (530) 532-1205. Or try the veteran center at 110 Amber Grove Drive, Chico, California 95973, dial (530) 809-2831.




Housing Authority Of Butte County
Address is 2039 Forest Avenue
Chico, CA 95928
Main phone - (530) 895-4474
There are a few resources available. One is the Lease Guarantee Program. Another is Tenant-based Rental Assistance, or TBRA. They combine everything from loans to guarantee a security deposit to long term rental subsidies as part of TBRA. Referrals are needed from one of over 10 non-profits in Butte County.

California Human Development Corporation
Address is 1249 Mangrove Avenue
Chico, California 95926
(530) 899-0624
Using funds from the Community Service Block Grant, low income families, single mothers, and the elderly can get one time rent help. There is also job training and other support as well as applications to section 8 HUD vouchers.
Farmworkers and those depending on agriculture for their income can get rent or utility assistance from the Drought Housing Rental Subsidies Program. All services are offered in both Spanish and English.

Community Action Agency Of Butte County Inc.
181 E. Shasta Avenue
Chico, California 95973
Phone: (530) 712-2600
The non-profit can help with rent or housing needs, including shelter from the Esplanade House. Services range from money management to credit repair. There is also adult literacy, advice on applying for interest free loans or grants for rent, vocational education, and even substance abuse counseling for people that need it.





Legal Aid
Chico, CA 95926
Phone number - (718) 579-3000
Get representation in housing court, free legal aid in fighting evictions, and support when applications so rental programs or section 8 are unfairly denied by the government.

Shelters and transitional housing units

Jesus Center House Of Hope
(530) 345-2640
The charity operates a transitional housing shelter for women as well as homeless women or parents with children. It combines life skills classes, job training, and information on future rent and deposit programs that can help them.

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services
330 Wall Street Suite 50
Chico, California 95926
(530) 343-7711
Shelter is combined with supportive and advocacy services in Butte County. Clients will eventually be placed long term, safe, permanent housing or apartments.

Chico Rescue Mission
Location is 2612 Esplanade
Chico, California 95973
Main phone - (530) 343-1935


By Jon McNamara

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