About Paradise Village - CHIP
The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that has served Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties in northern California since the 1970’s. CHIP assists low-income and rural disadvantaged residents, seniors and others who lack financial resources or knowledge to improve or provide adequately for their housing. “Helping People Help Themselves” is their motto and they believe in housing that is affordable for all.
CHIP accomplishes their mission by constructing affordable multi-family apartment housing, managing rental properties, providing housing to farmworkers, and partners with other organizations to provide educational opportunities to their residents while building and enhancing the communities they serve.
CHIP has built over 2,600 housing units, all of which serve low-income and rural disadvantaged residents and seniors. They also utilize green building techniques in most of the properties they have built.
Going Solar with RE-volv
RE-volv partnered with GRID Alternatives to bring solar energy to CHIP, while helping CHIP save money on their electric bills. The money that CHIP saves from their solar system will be used to reduce the costs of electricity and free up that money to address other important needs for the nonprofit, including expanding their mission to help provide affordable housing for low-income residents in northern California.
CHIP went solar because it is required under their building codes and it is also better for the environment and a sound financial choice. Their solar array will help provide an environmentally friendly way for them to power their community and common area spaces.