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Walker Commons

Walker Commons is a 56-unit apartment complex located at 678 Buttonwillow Lane (between Palmetto and Vallombrosa Avenues adjacent to the Park Plaza Shopping Center on Mangrove Avenue) in Chico.

Walker Commons is a senior complex providing affordable housing to elderly (55 and older) and/or disabled persons who meet the income and selection criteria. The selection guidelines are based upon financial responsibility and behavior history.

Walker Commons is not a conventional public housing project; it does, however, utilize some public funds. It is the result of a joint venture between the Housing Authority of the County of Butte, the City of Chico, and other investors. It is controlled by a 7-member Board of Directors under the title of Butte County Affordable Housing Development Corporation (BCAHDC), a non-profit corporation.

The rent structure for Walker Commons is based upon a median income for one person for this Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) published annually in the Federal Register. There are 3 rent tiers based upon the median income with a specified number of units for each rent level.

Applicants who also have a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8 voucher) may be eligible to apply that voucher toward their rent at Walker Commons.

The rents are as follows:
11 units at $327/month
23 units at $492/month
22 units at $602/month
Based upon incomes of:
1 person:
2 person:
Both the rent levels and income limits are subject to change. Verification of income and assets are done initially and on an annual basis.

Section 8 vouchers are accepted. A Full Contract Rent for Section 8 participants will be at Fair Market Rent or $634/mo.

Units are approximately 580 square feet. Water, sewer and garbage are provided. A community building and laundry facilities are on site. The units are accessible for most disabilities. However, they do not have roll-in showers.

Deposits are as follows:
Security Deposit $340
Smoking Deposit $150 (additional)
Pet Deposit $600 (additional)
Leases may be renewed annually depending upon recertification of income and assets and a physical inspection of your unit.

If you would like to apply for residency at Walker Commons, please visit the Housing Authority property page for Walker Commons for details on how to apply.


Main Office:
2039 Forest Ave.
Chico, CA 95928

Phone: 530-895-4474
Fax: 530-895-4469
TDD: 800-735-2929
E-Mail: Info@Butte-Housing.com

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