Housing Authority of the County of Butte

2039 Forest Avenue, Suite #10
Chico, Butte County, California 95928

Housing Authority of the County of Butte is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 29th, 2021, Housing Authority of the County of Butte has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the County of Butte serves Butte County and Glenn County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Butte and Glenn County, California Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of the County of Butte Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Farm Labor Housing Open Until Further Notice
Butte and Glenn County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the County of Butte Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the County of Butte Website: http://www.butte-housing.com/.

Housing Authority of the County of Butte Phone: (530) 895-4474.

Open Until Further Notice: Butte and Glenn County, California Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Butte (HACB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted from June 1, 2020 until further notice.

Please note: According to the HACB, this opening is only for households that qualify "for the Limited Homeless and Limited Moving Up Preferences."

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Homeless Preference:
    Call 211 and ask to be entered in the Coordinated Entry System. Homeless Preference applicants will be received by referral only from the Butte County DESS Housing Navigator using the Coordinated Entry System.
  2. Limited Moving Up Preference:
    Applicants will be received by referral only from a Butte Countywide Continuum of Care organization. To qualify for the Limited Moving Up Preference, families must be transitioning from a Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) unit and are under case management of a Butte Countywide Continuum of Care organization. These are persons that were previously homeless prior to entry into the PSH program and who no longer need that level of supportive services.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the HACB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACB on May 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Butte and Glenn County, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (530) 895-4474.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/06/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Butte County Housing Authority (BCHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Public Housing" section, and select the "Public Housing Application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the BCHA at 2039 Forest Ave, Chico, CA 95298.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (530) 895-4474.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/06/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Farm Labor Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Butte (HACB) Farm Labor Housing waiting list for 2-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, call the Gridley office at (530) 846-3640.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACB on May 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Gridley, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (530) 846-3640.

Last Updated on 05/06/2021.

Other Housing Authority of the County of Butte Waiting Lists

Closed: Butte and Glenn County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Butte (HACB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 9, 2021 until May 22, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

There were preferences, and they were listed on the application.

2,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACB on May 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Butte and Glenn County, California.

Last Updated on 05/22/2021.

About Housing Authority of the County of Butte

More information about Housing Authority of the County of Butte can be found on its website at http://www.butte-housing.com/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Butte may be available by phone at (530) 895-4474. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/29/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the County of Butte is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the County of Butte Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Butte manages 1,872 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,647 21 88 116
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $560 $549 $1,723 $529
Monthly Cost $921,893 $11,521 $151,591 $61,350

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the County of Butte

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 14% having issued approximately 154 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 19 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $14,015 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 8% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 11% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

33% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 7% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Butte Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 56% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the County of Butte voucher holders in 2016 was $364 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $564. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $82.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the County of Butte

Butte County

110 S Ohio St
Gridley, California

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the County of Butte

Walker Commons

678 Buttonwillow
Chico, California
$327-602
1 BR