Chico drafts interim housing plan for people displaced by Camp Fire

Chico city manager Mark Orme told KRCR Thursday that the city is evaluating a plan to potentially utilize land in the north end of the city for approximately 200 interim housing units for victims of the Camp Fire.

Orme said the city may be prepared as early as Friday to announce the exact location of where the temporary housing units could be placed pending approval by city council in a special meeting that could be held as early as next week.

Based on his discussions with FEMA, Orme said that on average two-and-a-half people would live in each interim unit, accounting for the approximately 500 displaced individuals who would live in city limits for an extended time.

A FEMA spokesperson said that based on previous disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey, displaced victims are housed for as long as 18 months.

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