Habitat for Humanity has long been recognized for its leadership in revitalizing neighborhoods across the country, creating vibrant, safe, and inviting places to live for current and future residents. Locally, we have worked with citizens, city governments, and business groups to renew many neighborhoods within Butte County.
Our revitalization work is perhaps best illustrated by the Habitat Green Subdivision, located just a stone’s throw from Chapman Elementary School where thirteen Habitat homes constructed between 2007-2013 surround a beautiful green-space that is enjoyed by all nearby residents. Most of the homes constructed as part of the Habitat Greens project are LEED Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), making it the first LEED certified subdivision in Butte County.
More recently, we completed two homes on East 11th Street in Chico, bringing new life to the neighborhood located just one block off of Main Street. The two homes that were once situated on the property were long abandoned, their doors and windows boarded up and the structures falling into disrepair. In partnership with the City of Chico, we demolished the existing structures and built two beautiful new homes.
As of October 2016, we are building what will be six homes on East 20th Street. We plan to build two homes a year on this site.