Online Pre-Application
Housing Authority of the County of Butte
Chico, CA



Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)Thank you for your interest in the Housing Authority of the County of Butte's (HACB) housing programs.  We maintain waiting lists for our housing programs according to Federal housing laws. Our online pre-application is an easy, step-by-step way to get your name entered in the lottery for our Section 8 waiting list.

Please note: The Housing Authority of the County of Butte's jurisdiction includes Butte and Glenn Counties. Any applicant who does not live within this jurisdiction when they apply for the Section 8 waiting list, can only use their voucher in Butte County or Glenn County for at least twelve months before requesting to move to another jurisdiction.

You must complete our online entry form in order to enter the lottery. No in-person, paper entry forms will be accepted.

You must complete the entire entry form in order for it to be valid. Once you have entered all of the required information, you will submit the entry form, receive a confirmation number, and have an opportunity to print your confirmation number for your records. Lottery entry confirmation numbers will be posted on the Web site at within 60 days of the waiting list closing.

Important: ONLY ONE entry form will be accepted per household.

Before you begin the application, you must have the names, dates of birth, and Social Security Numbers available for all household members.  You should also know the total amount of income per year for your household.

It is the policy of the HACB to provide reasonable accommodations to those persons with disabilities so that they can participate in its housing programs. If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation, or if you have any questions, you may contact us:

Address: Housing Authority of the County of Butte
2039 Forest Ave.
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: 530-895-4474
Toll Free: 800-564-2999 - within Butte County only
TDD: 800-735-2929

Completing the Application:
As you complete the application, look for the following symbol:

* - Indicates that the information is required

Important: To move from one step of the application to another, you must use only the buttons at the bottom of the application. (The Begin button is below. Other steps have Next, Back, Confirm, and/or Submit buttons at the bottom that allow you to go forward and back within the application.) Using ANY OTHER option, including right-clicking with your mouse and selecting Back or Forward, will cause an error and may force you to begin a new application.

Click the Begin button to start your application.