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Building on a legacy CHIP marks 45 years of affordable housing—and growth

Posted by Nicole Powers | June 21 2018

By Evan Tuchinsky

Chico News & Review

When Kris Zappettini returned to Chico with a doctorate from Virginia Tech, little did she know that time spent in an aerobics class also would more

Families, USDA Celebrate Groundbreaking at Stonefox in Corning During Homeownership Month

Posted by Nicole Powers | June 19 2018

From Corning Observer

By Julie R. Johnson/

When Corning resident Margaret Barker heard about a Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) coming to town, she got more

CHIP Searching for New CEO

Posted by Nicole Powers | May 18 2018

A search is under way for a new CEO for Community Housing Improvement Program. This is a fantastic leadership opportunity for an affordable housing leader who appreciates what CHIP has done and more

Support the Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act

Posted by Nicole Powers | April 30 2018

Affordable. Housing. Now. Those three words sum up the cries and demands we all hear across California from people who are crushed by housing costs. For some of us, skyrocketing rents and the lack more


Posted by Nicole Powers | April 24 2018

CHICO—Join Woodstock’s Pizza and CHIP this Thursday, April 26 between 5-8 p.m. and help CHIP kick off its 45th anniversary. Up to 25 percent of all dine-in and carry-out orders during that time more


Posted by Nicole Powers | April 16 2018


Updated 6-8-18


CHICO—CHIP seeks sponsors for its 2018 Rock the House fall fundraiser on Friday, November 16 at Sierra Nevada Big Room.

Rock the House—now in more

Seven Orland Families Become Self-Help Homeowners this Month

Posted by Nicole Powers | March 14 2018


March 14, 2018


ORLAND—Orland families are feeling especially lucky as they move into new homes they more

Umpqua Bank Donates $6k to CHIP’s Summer Activity Programs

Posted by Nicole Powers | February 15 2018

Associates from Umpqua Bank  presented a check to Kris Zappettini, interim president of Community Housing Improvement Program on February 15.

This funding supports summer activity programs more

A Letter from Dave Ferrier, CHIP’s Former President/CEO

Posted by Nicole Powers | January 29 2018

To Friends, CHIP Partners and Supporters,

2018 is the 45th anniversary of CHIP’s creation and it will also be a year for CHIP to go through a smooth transition. 

I stepped down as president more

NeighborWorks America Provides Funding, Training and Support for CHIP

Posted by Nicole Powers | January 29 2018

In 2013, CHIP became a chartered member of NeighborWorks America, and during that time we have benefitted from this association for trainings, conferences, funding, and being a part of a more

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