Our congregation is committed to supporting solutions to both local and larger issues. Along with our fellow congregations of the Chico Interfaith Council, UUFC supports efforts to help people who are experiencing homelessness.
A SJC subcommittee is actively working with Caring Choices, other churches, and the City of Chico to explore UUFC and other churches hosting micro shelters on our properties. UUFC’s role is one of community organizing and hosting micro shelters. These shelters, similar to the ones pictured here, would provide temporary shelter for unhoused neighbors while they seek more permanent housing. Stay tuned for updates!
UUFC recently purchased a Tiny Home and will locate it on a property, once the property is identified, to provide another unhoused neighbor with shelter. Many UUFC members and friends also are committed supporters of CHAT – Chico Housing Action Team, which is deeply committed to a tiny homes village or some other low-cost alternative housing model especially for unsheltered seniors.
SJC members also participate in the Greater Chico Homeless Task Force to support the larger effort to ensure housing justice in Chico, and the Community Housing Improvement Project (CHIP) which serves a multi-county region.
UUFC displayed a banner May 30-June 6, 2021 in remembrance of people who died in Chico this past year while living without housing. Faith Lutheran Church created the banner and it was displayed at numerous Chico churches. View a larger photo on our homepage (2nd frame in the slideshow).