BREAKING NEWS Flash Flood Watch issued for Butte County Full Story
SEVERE WX : High Wind Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Chico City Council Addresses Housing Crisis

The Chico City Council addressed the housing crisis in Wednesday night's meeting.

Posted: Jan 3, 2019 1:03 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico City Council addressed the housing crisis in Wednesday night's meeting.

They hope to create incentives for property owners to add rental units in the form of "tiny homes," the technical term being Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). 

Some of the incentives discussed include eliminating requirements that property owners also live on site, creating an amnesty program for existing tiny homes that are not in compliance, and putting a ban on building fees. 

"Given the crisis, and given the incredible community interest in housing people that have been displaced, I think we can get this done," said Karl Ory of the Chico City Council. "I'm very confident."

The council voted to create a committee to address the specific proposals and return in two weeks. 

Chico
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 57°
Oroville
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 57°
Paradise
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 54°
Chester
Cloudy
56° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 56°
Red Bluff
Cloudy
56° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 56°
Willows
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
A significant weather system will impact our area beginning late tonight, lasting through the day on Monday. This includes a large amount of snow for the mountains, with rain and wind for the valley and foothills. A steady rain will begin to move into our area around 1am Sunday.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events