CHICO, Calif. - The Community Housing Improvement Program, or CHIP, just completed the Paradise Community Village after being completely destroyed during the Camp Fire.
The affordable housing unit was originally established in 2013 and now it is back. One of the really special things about the village is that it is built in the exact same location as where it originally was pre-Camp Fire.
They also kept a lot of the same architecture and color scheme for the buildings.
"Maybe just pinch me first because it was a lot of hard work to get to where we are today,” said Kris Zappettini, vice president of CHIP. “There are 36 units total. They comprise of one, two and three-bedroom units. This is a large family development."
They are ready to welcome families with a new playground and community center.
"We have actually many Camp Fire survivors and some of the original residents that lived here that will be moving into this development,” said Zappettini. “The balance will be newcomers who are excited about having affordable housing in Paradise."
Affordable housing meaning one-bedrooms starting as low as $300 and three bedrooms staying under $1,000.
They are ready to start moving people back in on Sept. 27. CHIP is proud to be a contributor to the rebuilding of the Ridge. They will soon be working on single-family homes in Paradise.