Housing Assistance Links

Affordable Housing Clearinghouse
Affordable Housing Clearinghouse is a non-profit organization that provides financing for affordable housing and homeownership.
23861 El Toro Road, Suite 401
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: (949) 859-9255
Fax: (949) 859-8534

Affordable Housing Finance Magazine

California Housing Finance Agency
500 Capitol Mall, Ste. 1400
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 326-8000
Fax: (916) 322-1994

California Housing Law Project
The California Housing Law Project provides governmental advocacy and information services on state affordable housing legislation to legal services programs, local government housing agencies, rent boards, nonprofit and private housing corporations, affordable housing coalitions and tenant, senior and public interest organizations.
449 15th Street, Ste. 301
Oakland, California 94612

County of Orange
Housing & Community Services Department
1770 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Energy Conservation


Fair Housing Council of Orange County
1516 Brookhollow Drive, Suite A
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (800) 698-FAIR

Fair Housing Services

Fannie Mae Home Buyer Topics

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac)
8200 Jones Branch Drive Mail Stop 295
McLean, Virginia 22102
Phone: (703) 903-2783

GreenPath Financial Wellness (Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County)
1561 E. Orangethorpe Ave, Ste. 100
Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: (800) 213-2227

HFH of Orange County, Inc.
2200 Ritchey Street
Santa Ana, California 92705
Phone: (714) 434-6200

Housing California
Housing California is a statewide coalition of over 1,000 affordable housing and homeless organizations. The Housing California focus is on building support for policies and programs that expand the availability of affordable housing, health care, education and community economic development opportunities.

Housing Opportunities, Shelters, and Programs

Neighborworks of Orange County
128 E. Katella Avenue
Orange, CA 92867
Phone: (714) 490-1250

OC Housing Authority
Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) administers federally funded programs to provide monthly rental assistance to qualified tenants in privately owned rental housing.  The largest such program is referred to as the Housing Choice Voucher Program.  Participants who receive a Housing Voucher can use this rental assistance in a variety of rental dwellings and locations with almost any property owner who is willing to participate in the program.

OC Housing & Community Development
Housing & Community Development
Housing and Community Development/Homeless Prevention administers the County’s affordable housing development, community development, homeless prevention programs and housing successor agency programs/activities. This includes oversight for financing of multi-family affordable rental housing developments, first time home buyer programs, the distribution of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Act (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) for public facility and improvement, public service and housing rehabilitation and Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance funds for homeless activities. The Division also provides administration of the County’s Housing Successor Agency and provides support for the Commission to End Homelessness.
1300 S. Grand Ave., Bldg. B
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 480-2991

Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants in California – USDA
Also known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, this provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.
USDA Rural Development
430 G Street, Agency 4169
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 792-5800

Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing
340 E. 2nd Street, Ste. 406
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 480-1249
Fax: (213) 480-1788

Southern California Edison
Energy Savings Assistance Program
For income-qualified customers, we’ll provide free appliances* and installation of energy-efficient refrigerators, air conditioners and more, as well as home efficiency solutions like weatherization that will help you save energy and money every day.
Phone: (800) 736-4777

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Santa Ana Federal Building Room 7015
34 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701-4003
Phone: (888) 827-5605

WE CARE of Los Alamitos
WE CARE is a non-profit organization that pools the resources of the
community to meet the emergency needs of families and individuals such
as rental assistance, utility assistance, DMV fees, food, personal care
items, clothes and more.
3788 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Phone: (562) 598-9790
Fax: (562) 598-9650

Housing Options

Mercy House Rapid Re-Housing Program

Costa Mesa (714) 640-4442
Santa Ana (714) 836-7188 x132
Anaheim (714) 640-4441
Rest of OC (714)836-7188 x132

Mercy House Emergency Shelter

Santa Ana (714) 836-7188 x108
Fullerton (714) 836-7188 x107

Collette’s Children’s Home

7372 Prince Dr., Suite 106
Huntington Beach, CA
(714) 596-1380

Community Action Partnership of Orange County

11870 Monarch Street
Garden Grove, CA
(714) 897-6670

Fullerton Assistance Ministries (Motel/Hotel off site lodging)

(714) 680-3691 and

(714) 738-0255

Veteran’s Charities (Vets only)

201 S. Sullivan Ave
Santa Ana, Ca
(714) 547-0615

Salvation Army

818 E. Third Street
Santa Ana, CA
(714) 542-9750 and (714)542-9576

OC Rescue Mission

1 Hope Drive
Tustin, CA
(888) 946-hope

Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter

(949) 631-7213


1300 S. Lewis St.
Anaheim, CA
(714) 758-0414

Thomas House Temporary Shelter

(714) 647-7534 and

(714) 554-0357

The Sheepfold

(714) 237-1444

OC Homeless Issues Task Force

(714) 263-1774 and

(714) 953-1300

Martha House

275 S. Glassell
Orange, CA
(714) 639-5323

Joseph House

(714) 836-7188
Contact Larry Haynes


1971 E. 4th Street, Ste 130A
Santa Ana, CA
(714) 547-7559

MHA/Garden Grove

11277 Garden Grove Blvd., Ste. 101A
Garden Grove, CA
(657) 667-6455

MHA/Costa Mesa

3540 Howard Way, Ste. 150
Costa Mesa, CA
(949) 646-9227

Casa Teresa (Pregnant Woman’s Shelter)

123 W. Maple
Orange, CA
(714) 538-4860

Precious Life Shelter (Pregnant Woman’s Shelter)

10881 Reagan Street
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 431-5025

All’s Well Home

8181 Page Street
Buena Park, CA
(714) 622-5236

Illumination Foundation

1091 N. Batavia Street
Orange, CA
(949) 273-0555

Placentia Navigation Center

731 S. Melrose Street
Placentia, CA
(323) 420-8406

Buena Park Navigation Center

6494 Caballero Blvd.
Buena Park, CA
(714) 410-4060