Community Housing Program Helps People Help Themselves

Posted by Mark Montgomery | November 28, 2018

By Ruby Larson, Glenn County Transcript

Housing is seen as an issue all over California. 

The Community Housing Improvement Program works to provide affordable housing and related services to low-income households.

“Affordable housing is in great demand and a primary focus at the local, state and national levels,” said Kris Zappettini, interim president and CEO of CHIP, in an email.

CHIP serves seven counties, including Glenn County, but began in Chico 45 years ago as Chico Housing Improvement Program.

“CHIP began as a partnership with Chico State to improve a neighborhood south of campus through a housing rehabilitation program,” said Desiree Gonzalez, communications and fundraising manager for CHIP, in an email...(Full Story)