Established in Chico, California in 1993, Habitat for Humanity of Butte County is one of the more than 1500 local Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States that work with local volunteers to build safe affordable homes for hardworking families. We have built more than 48 Habitat homes and have revitalized many Butte County neighborhoods, creating safe and vibrant communities where families can prosper and children can thrive.
We are self-governed and responsible for raising the funds we need to build homes for local families. Sales in our ReStore, generous donations from individuals and organizations, and grants provide the resources we need to construct Habitat homes.
The families who partner with us work side by side with volunteers to build their homes. Swinging hammers and wielding paint brushes, they are involved in every aspect of construction. Once settled into their new homes, Habitat for Humanity homeowners quickly become active and valued members of the community, caring for their homes and joining their neighbors to create a friendly and safe environment for everyone.
The year 2023 marks the 30 Year Anniversary of Habitat for Humanity of Butte County.
In 30 years, we have:
- built 48 houses (Chico, plus Garden View, Ripley, Edwards, Camelia, Wagstaff)
- 38 houses in Chico and 8 houses in Paradise (1 lost in the fire), 2 houses in Oroville
- served 71 adults and 99 children
- had 4 homeowners paid off or sold their mortgage
Our future is promising for continued growth in building more houses in Chico and Paradise for those eligible.