The mission of the Chico Housing Action Team is to ensure that every person in our community has access to fair and adequate shelter and sanitation.


Criminalization of Homelessness A Guide to Filing a Complaint

"In 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a statement of interest in federal court arguing that it is unconstitutional to criminalize sleeping in public places without providing adequate shelter space in the area. While that case—Bell v. City of Boise— is now on appeal, the profusion of state and local laws facilitating abuse of homeless persons makes it likely that the DOJ will be looking for opportunities to use its enforcement powers of intervention or investigation in the future."