How to Apply

See below to learn about the qualification criteria to apply to become a Habitat for Humanity homeowner. 

Applications will be accepted on October 2nd-6th between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm at the Butte Habitat for Humanity office at 220 Meyers Street, Chico.


apply to become a habitat homeowner

Step 1: Review the qualifications and the homeowner orientation video

Habitat for Humanity of Butte County will be building homes in Paradise Ca. Please review the following pdf to learn more about the qualification criteria and see the orientation video below.



For more information on the qualification criteria, please click here.

STEP 2: Attend an Orientation

  • September 7th, 2023  @ 5:30 PM – 7 PM  –  Chico Library (1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, CA 95926)

  • September 13th, 2023  @ 5:30 PM – 7 PM  –  Paradise Library (5922 Clark Rd, Paradise, CA 95969)

  • September 21st, 2023  @5:30 PM – 7 PM  – Oroville Library (1820 Mitchell Ave, Oroville, CA 95966)



Step 3:  Fill out an application and gather all supporting documentation

Please fill out an application, a checklist, and gather all of your supporting documentation. All 2a items (privacy, disclosure, and appraisal statement) must be included. Click the links below to download the forms.





Step 4: Turn in your application 

Please submit an application on October 2nd-6th, between 11:00am and 6:00pm at the Butte Habitat for Humanity office at 220 Meyers Street, Chico to be considered for our Fall partnership cohort for a home in Paradise.  

Applicants will be reviewed by the 2023 income guidelines. Please read the packet carefully. Call or email Shyla with any questions at 530-924-0256 or Please have all of your items printed and cash on hand when turning in your application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

We expect that the application you turn in is complete. If you have any trouble printing, signing, scanning, or finding documents please refer to the “Loan Document Resources” below or call to discuss your questions before you turn in your application.


“I was living paycheck to paycheck to pay rent when everything I had was lost in the fire. I don’t have anything to show for it. Habitat has changed our lives. We are so thankful to be where we are. Habitat gave us hope after losing everything. There are so many areas in my life that having an affordable mortgage will help me with. Even the little things, like I’ll be able to have a garden. “

Abbey and one other person next to her, standing in front of a home, cutting a red ribbon.


“Knowing that I have this opportunity to provide for my child is overwhelming. It makes me feel like I’m a true parent. We’ve had so many blessings since starting with Habitat – it makes me want to cry. We want to give a humongous thank you for being a program where families can have these opportunities. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Ruby, smiling and holding something with the Habitat for Humanity logo.


“Affordable housing has given us the opportunity to stay in the town we love, ensure our children grow up with their same peers. We’ve been able to take our girls to volunteer events in the community so they can learn about giving back and appreciate what we have. An affordable mortgage takes away our worries so we can focus on our dreams for the future.”

Kayla, her family, and pet dog standing in front of their new home.


Homeowner Orientation 2023


Location  |  220 Meyers St. Chico, CA 95928

Mailing  |  P.O. Box 3073
Chico, CA 95927


 Mon-Fri | 9:00am -5:00pm

(530) 343-7423


(530) 895-1271
Tues-Sat | 10:00am-6:00pm    Donations Accepted Until 5:30pm

Gold Seal of Transparency

Gold Star Transparency Logo, 2023.