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CAA Affordable Housing Apartments:

181 E. Shasta Ave., Chico, CA  95973

Community Action Agency offers family friendly affordable housing units to individuals that meet the income requirements and eligibility criteria. We offer a choice of one, two, and three bedroom apartments and provide affordable living in a sober living community setting. All applicants must meet all income eligibility requirements. Section 8 or housing vouchers are accepted.

On Site Features

  • Computer lab
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • A safe and supportive sober community
  • Full time onsite property management

Interior Features

  • Refrigerator
  • Oven/stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage disposal
  • Storage & coat closets
  • Carpet
  • Central air conditioning /heating
  • Ceiling fans


  • Household income must be at least twice the monthly rent but no more than the maximum income limits.
  • Minimum monthly income limits are based apartment unit size.  Maximum yearly income limits are based household size.
  • For details, please contact us by phone at 530-712-2800 ext 846 or by email at

How to apply

Please review and sign the Tenant Screening and Selection Process

Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $35 fee to complete a background check.

A security deposit is required upon acceptance. Deposits vary depending on rental and credit history.

Rent amount varies by unit size and household income.

For questions, please contact us by phone at 530-712-2800 ext 846 or by email at

Each adult will be asked to complete their own rental application for and pay a non-refundable screening charge of $35. Be prepared to wait 5-7 business days for the application verification process to be completed.


Please note: 

  • Residents will be asked to follow apartment/community rules, which will be provided prior to lease signing.
  • These apartments are not income-based, meaning the rent will not decrease/increase if income changes. Inaccurate or falsified information will be grounds for denial.
  • If an apartment is not available for occupancy when the application is submitted, you will be put on a waiting list. Your application will be screened and verified when an apartment becomes available prior to occupancy.
  • If the application is approved and you decide not to rent or the application is denied you will forfeit your $35 non refundable screening charge.