The following are active programs for various cities in Orange County, CA. To learn more about the various programs, click on the program below.
The Community & Economic Development Department implements a variety of programs to foster a better quality of life. These programs create new residential opportunities, revitalize neighborhoods and create job training opportunities.
Buena Park has assisted in the development of affordable housing units and ensures that these units remain reserved for low-income families.
The Orange County Community Services maintains a list of affordable rental properties throughout Orange County, which includes Buena Park.
The city has in effect an Affordable Housing Ordinance, which requires most new residential developments to provide at least 10% of their units for sale at affordable below-market prices to qualified buyers. The city maintains a waiting list of applicants interested in this program. Completing and returning the Homebuyer Assistance Program application will place your name on the list for all affordable purchase opportunities, both current and future.
Brea’s Housing Rehab Program can help you finance many of your home’s repairs, such as roof leaks, cracks, termite damage, plumbing leaks, water damage, electrical problems, etc. The City of Brea manages federal funds, allocated through the County of Orange, to help Brea families finance home repairs. Program funds are based on availability and applicants must meet income and other general criteria, such as:
The Economic Development Division has provided financial assistance to many apartment complexes in Brea to establish rent-restricted programs throughout the city. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FULL TO CAPACITY. A waiting list has been established for each program, with income and rent guidelines which differ from complex to complex.
The following senior apartment complexes offer rent-restricted programs. You must contact the manager at each complex for which you wish to be placed on the waiting list.
Housing and Community Development (HCD) is responsible for planning and managing several federal and state grants, including the Community Development Block Grant, the HOME Partnership Grant, and the Low-Mod Housing Fund.
The federal government allows entitlement communities such as Costa Mesa to spend up to 15% of an annual federal grant allocation for public services, provided that a majority of clients assisted by such services meet government's definition of a low- or moderate-income household (household income does not exceed 80% of the county median income).
The Garden Grove Housing Authority operates under federal grants received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide rental subsidies to low-income families. The program assists over 2,300 families with their monthly rent.
Families qualify for rental subsidies based on their income. Once eligibility is determined, families are authorized to seek privately owned rental units.
Due to a long waiting list, the Housing Authority accepts new applications for the program only periodically. A public announcement is made when the program is open to new applicants.
The City provides for affordable low, median, or moderate income families through a City-wide Inclusionary Housing Program. Homes become available for purchase by eligible buyers when new developments are built or when existing homeowners decide to sell.
The Housing Division manages multiple sources of local, state and federal funds to promote and facilitate the development of affordable housing. Projects are in different stages of development.
The My First Home Program will offer down payment assistance loans to first-time home buyers to aid in the purchase of a home within the City of Santa Ana. Funds will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.
Affordable Housing Clearinghouse is a non-profit organization that provides financing for affordable housing and homeownership.