Lease Guarantee Program


The City of Chico's Lease Guarantee Program assists Chico households that face barriers in qualifying for housing. These households typically have adequate income and a strong recent rental history, but are required by landlords to secure additional co-signers and/or deposits due to a past eviction or credit issues. The program provides a letter of credit to landlords that can be drawn upon if necessary for apartment repairs or non-payment of rent.


To qualify for this program, the household must earn less than 80% of Area Median Income, have adequate income to pay rent, and demonstrated capacity for self-sufficiency.


Interested parties should contact a member of the following organizations regarding this program. Housing Authority representative, Douglas Desoto can be contacted regarding questions regarding this program.

Housing Authority of the County of Butte - Doug Desoto 530-895-4474 x231
Lease Guarantee Flier

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Main Office:
2039 Forest Ave.
Chico, CA 95928

Monday - Thurday 9AM to 5PM
Friday 9AM to 12PM

Phone: 530-895-4474
Fax: 530-895-4469
TDD: 800-735-2929

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