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Jun 23, 2016


In celebration of National Homeownership month, Community Housing Improvement Program invites the public to join us for a groundbreaking celebration on Tuesday, June 28th at 10:00 am. The event celebrates the beginning of the third phase of CHIP’s Villa La Michele subdivision in Orland on Jacquelyn Drive and Gable Drive.

Representatives from USDA Rural Development will be in attendance and refreshments will be provided.

Under CHIP’s self-help program, families build their homes in groups of five or six under the supervision of CHIP’s construction staff.  Each household dedicates at least 30 hours per week in labor towards building their new homes and help each other during the process, which takes about nine months. All homes must be finished before anyone moves in.  House plans included 3-5 bedrooms priced under $200,000, with no down payment, affordable monthly payments and low fixed interest rates. USDA Rural Development provides funding assistance for these programs. Builders from this program must make at or below 30 percent median income for the county in which they build, have decent credit, and earn enough income to make monthly payments on the loan.

CHIP also has other developments with available lots in Yuba and Butte counties. For more information about self-help housing, contact Judy Orozco at 530-891-6931 x233 or email

Community Housing Improvement Program

CHIP is a private, non-profit corporation providing quality affordable self-help housing, rental apartment communities and housing-related services to seven Northern California counties. The organization has built more than 2,000 housing units in the North Valley since 1973.



For more information, contact:

Judy Orozco 530.891.6931x233


Desiree Gonzalez  530.864-7030

891.6931 x249/864-7030

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