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What We Do


CHIP is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation serving Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties. “Helping People Help Themselves” is CHIP’s mission. We assist low-income and rural disadvantaged residents, seniors and others who lack financial resources or knowledge to improve or provide adequately for their housing. Here’s what we do:

  • Construct mutual self-help (sweat equity) housing and affordable multi-family apartment housing
  • Manage rental properties we build and properties owned by others
  • Provide farm worker housing
  • Provide education and services to residents
  • Build and enhance communities

Our organization has built more than 2000 housing units in our seven-county service area and is acknowledged as an innovator and leader in rural housing issues. Read our most recent Annual Report.

ROCK THE HOUSE 2017 "NOVEMBER IN NOLA" at Sierra Nevada Big Room


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  • Become an associate member (ambassador for CHIP) Learn more. 
  • Volunteer to help provide services to residents. Learn more.
  • Sponsor a resident services program. Learn more.
  • I’d like to give to support CHIP’s mission of affordable housing