FEMA extends housing deadline

Temporary housing set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the wake of the Camp Fire will remain in Butte County through at least May 12, 2021.

On Friday (March 13), FEMA announced a one-year extension of the 18-month program, which was set to end on May 12. The largest communities are in Gridley and Chico.

Since the fire, the federal agency has housed 684 families temporarily, and nearly 300 have moved on to permanent housing, according to a press release. FEMA is working with the California Office of Emergency Services, local officials and volunteers to find housing solutions for remaining families. So far, the agency has granted $84.1 million to survivors for rent, home repairs and property losses.