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Chico leaders explain state of emergency impacts

On top of the aid, the city wants to hire what they call a "Homeless Solutions Coordinator".

Posted: Mar 30, 2020 8:26 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2020 8:26 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The City of Chico is working with Butte County leaders to set aside money for homeless aid during the local state of emergency.

City Manager Mark Orme told Action News Now the county has at least $400,000 for aid but he is unsure how much the city itself will receive.

On top of the aid, the city wants to hire what they call a "Homeless Solutions Coordinator" to be in charge of communicating with Butte County leaders about the funding.

Mayor Ann Schwabb said the local state of emergency order should also give renters some relief.

"They will not have to pay their rent immediately if they're not being able to work because of Covid-19 or care for someone who is sick or is sick themselves," said Schwabb.

Orme added the city is making sure essential services are still up and running during the pandemic, this including firefighters, police and sewer services.

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