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Multifamily Housing Program

In November 2018, Butte County suffered the most destructive wildfire in California history. The Camp Fire destroyed 14,000 homes in the Town of Paradise and unincorporated Butte County communities that neighbor Chico. As part of the Presidentially Declared Disaster response, the City of Chico has received $32.5 million in federal Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to rebuild housing.  

Request for Project Proposals Published!

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Funding Goals

  • Produce new rental housing units affordable to Low and Moderate Income households. 

  • Provide housing for displaced individuals, and individuals who became homeless, as a result of the Camp Fire, in addition to providing housing for all income qualifying Chico residents. 

Eligible Applicants


Applicants must have experience in developing and operating at least one publicly subsidized, rent-restricted rental housing project with a long-term affordability covenant. 

Eligible Projects

  • Rental multi-family developments with eight or more units 

  • At least 30% of total project units, and a minimum of four units, affordable to households earning less than 80% of Area Median Income 

  • Projects with site control; located anywhere within the city of Chico   

Funding Amount


The minimum funding award is $250,000. The maximum funding award is the lesser of: 

  • 40% of Total Development Costs; and 

  • the sum of the CDBG-DR funding limits per CDBG-DR assisted unit. 

Bedrooms           CDBG-DR Per Unit Limit 

       0                               $153,314 

       1                               $175,752 

       2                               $213,718 

       3                               $276,482 

      4+                              $303,490 

Form of Funding


Funds will be awarded in the form of a deferred payment or forgivable loan to multi-family projects.​

RFP Schedule

  • Request for Proposal published August 6, 2001

  • Last day to submit Application Portal request form September 21, 2021

  • Applications due October 5, 2021

  • Awards Announced in January 2022

​*A second round RFP is planned to be published in early December 2021

For More Information


Contact City of Chico DR-MHP Consultant Housing Tools at

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