Chico Builders Association is Focused on Making Construction Affordable in Chico

Chico is unique in many ways.  Among them, an active and engaged building industry.  Chico Builders Association members care about how Chico grows.

We advocate, educate and partner to make building affordable for housing and jobs. Our vision is to make Chico affordable again for families, first time homebuyers, and companies that provide well-paying middle-class careers.

Our members are the builders, developers, suppliers, architects, engineers, bankers, mortgage lenders and other professionals that make the building industry a huge economic driver in Chico.  We work on the current issues of the day to build an affordable Chico.  Join us!


CBA brings a voice for our industry to policy creation, future growth and affordable building.  Having lost 15,000 homes in the Camp Fire, our knowledge and experience is vital.    Learn more...





We provide resources to keep our industry informed and work with members to inform policy makers.  We have a housing shortage resulting in high housing costs.  We need thoughtful housing policy that delivers more units at lower cost.  Understand the cost drivers of housing.  Learn more...


As representatives for the Chico Home Building Industry, we partner with the community -  public, private and non-profit - to get more housing built in Chico and our region post-Camp Fire.  Together we will do more.  Learn more...

Building News

Development Impact Fees approved June 2018

June 15, 2018

After 2.5 years, we have updated Development Impact Fees.  They will become effective August 6, 2018. Click here to download…

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Chico Land Absorption Study is Available!

August 10, 2018

The purpose of the study is to provide objective information about Chico’s development trends, current projected and actual land supply,…

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Housing Attainability

October 25, 2018

It All Comes Down to a Shortage of Housing. Housing is key to economic development.  A healthy housing market would…

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Housing Shortage Mushrooms

November 23, 2018

Our work prior to November 8 on land availability, the construction workforce shortage  and the housing shortage now must be…

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Coming Soon: Career Training

December 26, 2018

Construction Skills Training – Open and Locally-based The Contractors’ Associations had already been meeting with Butte College about  creating construction…

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Put Politics Aside and Get Real

March 1, 2019

Dear Editor, test test Then Chico’s Mayor added an even more maddening insult. He vilified builders at the State of…

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Assemblymember Gallagher Works to Reduce Time to Build with AB 430

April 9, 2019

With the support of most leaders and businesses in Butte County, AB 430 was heard April 8th in the Assembly…

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Fact: It Costs a Lot To Build Housing

September 12, 2019

We respect the City Council’s effort to find a way to build more low-income housing.  We also hope that as…

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Notes from the Chico Affordable Housing Conference, September 2019

October 16, 2019

Notes from the City of Chico Affordable Housing Conference Saturday Sept 28, 2019  8am – 4pm The day-long conference included…

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Why You Care About District Elections

November 22, 2019

In next November’s General Election, you will not be voting for four at-large council members.  Instead, you may be voting…

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Next Steps...

Join Chico Builders Association to ensure your voice is heard and the Building Industry in Chico continues to thrive.