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Workload for Habitat for Humanity in Butte County triples since Camp Fire

The organization is building 6 homes in Chico and 5 of those homes are for Camp Fire survivors.

Posted: Sep 18, 2019 1:24 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The workload for Habitat for Humanity in Butte County has tripled since the Camp Fire.

Currently, the organization is building six homes on East 22nd and Mulberry Streets in Chico. Five of those homes are for camp Fire survivors.

Habitat for Humanity typically builds two homes a year. However, they said with so many Camp Fire survivors, that is not enough.

Executive Director Nicole Bateman said they are planning on building eight homes.

"For five families we selected homes for that were burned out in the Camp Fire, in a few months they will at least have a home they can move in and start furnishing. They can start feeling normal, right now they are just surviving," Bateman said. "We feel a huge responsibility to be a part of the rebuilding process and the board is completely gearing up and build to capacity."

Habitat for Humanity also bought two lots in Paradise to build on. They plan on starting construction on the Mulberry homes in Chico this fall.

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