Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 10-6-21



Single Family Homes in Development

1,936 Building Permit Applications Received

  • 1,331 Stick Built / 605 Manufactured

1,779 Building Permits issued

1,054 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development

369 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

345 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

220  Multi-Family Unit Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

*Each “unit” represents a home for a family in Paradise.

If you are a multi-family housing developer and wish to meet with the Town, please call Kate Anderson, Housing Program Supervisor, at 530.872.6291 x 122, or email


Provided by the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce: Every week, we will spotlight a business in Paradise to encourage shopping locally and supporting economic recovery in Paradise – and maybe uncover a business you haven’t heard of before! All businesses featured in the business spotlights can be found in’s online business directory.

This week, we’re highlighting Table Mountain Masonic Lodge No. 124, F. & A.M. The Table Mountain Masonic Lodge is a beautiful and historic venue for any special occasion. The Lodge provides meeting and event space suitable for weddings, anniversaries, parties, business meetings, memorials, and community events. Its space contains a commercial kitchen and a dining area for 80 to 100 guests. The large event hall will accommodate over 250 guests and the Historic Lodge Room is perfect for up to 75 attendees. Fees are affordable and flexible with special non-profit rates. Visit 5934 Clark Road or contact them at or (916) 202-6942.

Thinking of opening a business in Paradise? The Town of Paradise offers Business Development meetings for prospective business owners to go over the process of opening a business in Paradise.  Call Susan Hartman at (530) 872-6291 x417 or email her at to schedule an appointment.


Bille Park Enhancement and Public Input Gathering October 7th at 3 p.m.

After the Camp Fire many trees had to be removed from the center wildland area of the park. This part of the park has a fairly substantial slope, but adding features and amenities that work with the topography and existing natural beauty could make Bille Park even more beautiful. Please join Paradise Recreation and Park District for a Zoom meeting to provide your design preferences for new features that may be added to the undeveloped area of lower Bille Park. Take the online survey and/or join the Zoom meeting to discuss options. Join the Zoom meeting here or visit for more information.

U-Pick Fruit Opportunities

⦁ Grapes at Heinke Farm: October 8th & 9th from 9-4 p.m.

⦁ Apples at Noble Farm: Sunday-through Friday 8-4 p.m. (registration required)

Job Fair for Employers on Friday, October 8 

Alliance for Workforce Development is hosting a job fair for Paradise employers on October 8 from 2-6 p.m. at the Terry Ashe Center, 6626 Skyway, Paradise, CA. Employers should register by October 1, limited to the first 20 employers. Tables provided. Join this opportunity to connect with entry-level and management-level job seekers. Employer registration link here. Questions? Contact Catherine Madsack or call (530) 227-5017.


Paradise Community Village Rebuild Completed

Established in Paradise in 2018, the Paradise Community Village was an affordable housing community completely destroyed in the Camp Fire. The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) took on the rebuild in 2020 and has completed the construction of 36 total units on the original location of the community. This large family development is comprised of one, two and three-bedroom units, along with a new playground and community center. Original residents and Camp Fire survivors will begin moving into the units in late September. 

Town of Paradise Welcomes Members of the New Community Relations Committee

The Town of Paradise has created the Community Relations Committee, a volunteer citizens group formed to provide feedback from Paradise residents on a variety of issues that face our community during our recovery from the 2018 Camp Fire. Committee members are:

Jenna Murray-Johnson, Cynthia Harvey, Vicki Taylor, Jackie Fullerton, Joule Charney, Kathleen Mclane, Heidi Eilick, Dorothy Chinnock (Dottie), Phyllis Parent, Jim Clarkson, Robert Jensen, Ann Martin, Pete Samuel, Donna Buzzard. The group meets monthly at Town Hall. Welcome!

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal, October 9 & 13

Green Waste Disposal Days are free for Butte County residents living in the Wildland Urban Interface, including Paradise. Bring proof of ID and residence in the Wildland Urban Interface area of Butte County. For more information, visit Wildland Urban Interface map:


Annapurna at Theatre on the Ridge, October 7 – October 24

Theatre on the Ridge will be performing its next show of the season, Annapurna, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from October 7-24. “After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral and profound meditation on love and loss with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room. A breathtaking story about the longevity of love.” For more information and tickets, visit

James Square Grand Opening/Block Party, October 9

On Saturday, October 9 from 12-4, vendors from James Square at 5913 Clark Rd, Paradise, CA will be hosting a family-friendly event with food, music, raffle prizes, and a cornhole tournament. Learn more here.

Moneyball: Community Baseball Movie Series, October 14 at 6:30 p.m.

The Paradise Recreation and Park District is celebrating baseball with the Outdoor Movie Series viewing of MONEYBALL. Rated PG-13. Held at the Terry Ashe Center starting at 6:30 pm. All movies are free and begin between sunset and dusk. Hot dogs, soda, popcorn, candy, and pizza will be available to purchase through the snack bar. No outside food or drink is permitted. Please bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets. For more information, visit the Paradise Recreation and Park District Facebook page or go to

Peddler’s Fair at Deja-Vu Gardens Galore Nursery, October 16

The 6th Semi-Annual Peddlers Fair is October 16 at Deja-Vu Gardens Galore Nursery from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Deja-Vu invites you to enjoy a day of the by-gone era, some good old-time family fun with homemade, locally sourced novelty items and goods made by the craftspeople of our community. Past fairs have included petting zoos, woodcarvers, soap makers, jewelry crafters, knitters, bonsai enthusiasts, Scentsy products, holistic herbs and salves, delicious homemade treats, food trucks, coffee, and more! Visit for more information.


Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room

The Rebuild Paradise Foundation (RPF) and Valley Contractors Exchange (VCE) have partnered to launch Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room! This FREE tool is intended to connect the dots between those looking to rebuild after the devastating fires Butte County has experienced in 2018 and 2020 and contractors that can perform this work. To learn more about the Online Plan Room, please visit or contact VCE at (530) 343-1981.


Shop Local Online! Paradise Ridge Marketplace Available

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has provided the Paradise Ridge Marketplace to keep your shopping local. Purchase some of your favorite Ridge items, such as Ridge Rising apparel and other fun member products. New items are added frequently. Learn more at  

Funding Options for Those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire

  1. NEW – Grants Up to $200,000 Available for those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire

    The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently announced the Disaster Housing Assistance Survey for survivors of the 2018 wildfire disasters is now open. Homes damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire may be eligible for up to $200,000; and low- to moderate-income households will receive priority.

    If you are a disaster survivor and wish to see if you qualify for the ReCoverCA Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (OOR Program), start by taking the 2018 Disaster Housing Assistance survey available at  If you need assistance with the survey, contact Butte County OOR Case Managers Brittney Murray or Glen Johnson at (916) 202-1764.

  2. Up to $150,000 in low-interest, deferred Loans for homeowners (can be used even if insurance funds and/or FEMA funds have been spent)

    The Town of Paradise offers deferred, low-interest loans to low and moderate income households rebuilding after the Camp Fire. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, click here or call the Town’s Housing Department at (530) 872-6291 x122. We are happy to answer any questions you might have. 

Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center Open to the Public 

Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center (BRC), both on Skyway are open to the public. Town Hall and Town Meetings are open to the public with limited seating and social distancing procedures in place. The BRC is accepting walk-ins and individuals are requested to ring the bell located by the front doors to enter. This will ensure social distancing requirements can be met.

The Town is also available by phone. Please call (530) 872-6291 for existing appointments or to schedule a new appointment.

Below are the extensions for assistance: 

  • Business and Housing x126 or x130

  • Code Enforcement x110

  • Finance Department x121

  • Tree Advocates x162 or x163 

  • Building Resiliency Center x411

  • General Information x101     

Have questions regarding your rebuild? Rebuild Advocates are here to help!  

If you need help navigating the rebuild process, the Town of Paradise has Rebuild Advocates available to assist. They can help with the following:  Navigating insurance, FEMA or SBA, understanding additional financing options, selecting a contractor, submitting plans, or any part of the rebuild process.  They are available at the Building Resiliency Center by appointment only. Please call 530.872.6291 x429 x430 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today!

Make it Paradise Newsletter

This newsletter is designed to keep you informed of the ongoing recovery efforts as we rebuild Paradise.  Each week you will receive a newsletter with events, current numbers (building permits, etc.), current topics and a weekly Q&A.

Occasionally, we may send out an extra newsletter pertaining to an upcoming event or important information.