Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 12-23-20

Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,408 Building Permit Applications Received

1,247 Building Permits issued

550   Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

289 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

247 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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


Update on a Few Long-Term Recovery Plan Projects

Our recovery after the Camp Fire continues with our community rising above challenges and celebrating successes. Below provides an update on the Early warning System implementation and the Reseeding Program Plan coming soon. 

  •  Early Warning System: With the advanced assistance plan completed and approved, the Town is submitting a grant application through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) by the end of the year. Pending approval, construction is estimated to move forward in 2021.

  •  Reseeding Program Plan: After an Advanced Assistance HMGP grant approval, the Town will be welcoming proposals in early 2021 from contractors to evaluate and establish next steps for reseeding after tree removal and educating the community on vegetation opportunities. Once a contractor has been established, we anticipate community input and education opportunities throughout 2021. Upon completion of the plan, the Town will seek funding to implement in 2022/2024.

  • Broadband Services: We anticipate our Broadband Feasibility Study to be completed and presented in early 2021. This will answer questions about the possibilities we have for a broadband community and what implementation would look like. In the coming years, we will have a focus on establishing implementation opportunities.

What’s New:

Shop Local for the Holidays

Visit the Paradise Chamber of Commerce website or social media pages to see a full list of local businesses. View their holiday shopping list that highlights great opportunities to support our community while celebrating the holidays. Learn more at Help rebuild our community by keeping your shopping dollars local.

Home Builders Resource Virtual Connection

An opportunity to connect rebuilders with the trades and resources needed to build in the Paradise community is once again taking place, with a virtual change. Companies will become accessible through a 2-minute video shared with community members who attend. A formal launch will be coming soon. 

Grant Funds and Low Interest Loans Available for Rebuilding

From the Town of Paradise

From Rebuild Paradise

  • Use their mapping tools to coordinate your surveys with neighbors to save money.

  • Apply for the Missing Middle Grant – save up to $5,000!

  • Apply for the Septic Infrastructure Grant – save up to $7,500!

  • Build a home from the Residential Floor Plan Library – save months of time in planning and save money on design costs + fees in permitting.

  • For more information visit

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.