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Salvation Army (714) 542-9576

The Armory Santa Ana, Fullerton (714) 836-7188  (December-April) (ext. 108, ext. 107)

Vietnamese League of O.C. Garden Grove (714) 537-7808

Eli Home Anaheim (714) 300-0600

Interval House confidential (L.B.) (562) 594-4555, (714) 891-8121

Human Options confidential (Irvine) (949) 854-3554

Laura’s House confidential (Dana Point) (949) 498-1511

WTLC Fullerton (714) 992-1931

Su Casa Bellflower (562) 402-2995

D.V. Assistance Program 341 The City Dr., Orange (714) 935-7956

OC Rescue Mission 1 Hope Drive, Tustin (714) 247-4300

Orange Coast Interfaith Costa Mesa (949) 631-7213

Shelter for the Homeless (AFH) Midway City (714) 897-3221

H.I.S. House Placentia (714) 993-5774 *Best to call on Mon.

Kathy’s House Capistrano Beach (949) 248-8300

Thomas House Temporary Shelter (714) 647-7534

New Vista Fullerton (714) 680-3691

Anaheim Interfaith Anaheim (714) 774-8502

Families Forward Irvine (949) 552-2727

South County Outreach South Orange County (949) 380-8144

Pathways of Hope, Fullerton (714) 680-3691

Regina House Santa Ana (714) 836-7871

The Sheepfold Orange (714) 237-1444

Colette’s Children’s Home Huntington Beach (714) 596-1380

Gilchrist House (F.A.M.) San Clemente (949) 492-8477

Casa Teresa Orange (714) 538-4860

Mary’s Shelter (minors) Santa Ana (714) 730-0930

Precious Life Los Alamitos (562) 431-5025, (877) 880-5469

Toby’s House Capistrano Beach (949) 661-4408

Interfaith Shelter Network location varies (714) 738-0534

Grandma’s House (women) Garden Grove/Anaheim (714) 457-3187, 558-8600

Wise Place (women) Santa Ana (714) 542-3577

Bethany (women) Orange (714) 289-6761

Catholic Worker (women) Santa Ana (714) 835-6304

Joseph House (men) Santa Ana (714) 836-7871

The Haven (AFH) Stanton (714) 606-6668

Friendship Shelter Laguna Beach (949) 494-6928

Veterans First of O.C. (vets) Anaheim, G.G., S.A. (714) 547-0615

Huntington Youth Shelter Huntington Beach (714) 842-6600

Casa Youth Shelter Los Alamitos (714) 995-8601

CSP Youth Shelter Laguna Beach (949) 494-4311

Laurel House (girls) Tustin (714) 832-0207

Heritage House Costa Mesa (949) 646-2271

Roque Center Garden Grove (714) 839-0607

Unidos Recovery Home (men) Garden Grove (714) 531-4624

Gary House Santa Ana (714) 972-1402

Victory Outreach (men) Santa Ana (714) 586-0551

Victory Outreach (women) Anaheim (714) 761-2745

Casa Elena (women) Anaheim (714) 772-5580

Hope House Anaheim (714) 776-7490

Salvation Army Rehab (men) Anaheim (714) 158-0414 x260

All’s Well Home Buena Park (714) 622-5236

La Familia Santa Ana (714) 479-0120

Cooper Fellowship (parolees) Santa Ana (714) 554-1152

Mental Health Association Santa Ana (714) 668-1530

H.O.M.E.S. Orange County (949) 851-2766

Mercy House Santa Ana (714) 569-1162

Illumination Foundation Anaheim, Irvine (714) 400-2131, (949) 273-0561

Southwest Community Center Santa Ana (714) 543-8933

Catholic Charities Santa Ana (714) 347-9600
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St. Vincent de Paul Orange County (714) 991-9255

Lutheran Social Services Garden Grove (714) 534-6450

Share Our Selves (SOS) Costa Mesa (949) 642-3451



Find how to get rent assistance in Orange County California. A number of agencies, non-profits, and government programs operate in Santa Ana, Irvine, and Anaheim California, and each is committed to provide rent and housing assistance.The exact amount of financial aid supported by each rental assistance program varies by organization and non-profit agency. Some focus on the low income, some on elderly, and others on disabled. But the bottom line is that there is a strong commitment to help the low income and people who need help in Orange County California pay their rent and housing expenses. Get information and phone numbers of non-profits and government programs to call for rent help below.

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) runs a rental and housing assistance program for homeless veterans and those on the verge of homelessness, and the aid focuses on the disabled. Additional support is provided too. The Long Beach VA determines eligibility for the program and will then refer them to Orange County Housing Authority. (no waiting list). Hundreds of people get help per year.  (562) 826-8000 Ext. 2336.

Salvation Army of Orange County California runs the Transitional Housing Program, which is a comprehensive housing program for either singles or families who have been assessed for the need for low income assistance thorough case management and financial assistance. Several locations and branches are across the county, including

•Anaheim, 310 N. Claudina Rd 714-778-0242
•Huntington Beach, 17261 Oak Lane 714-841-0150
•Santa Ana, 1710 W. Edinger 714-384-0481
•San Clemente, 616 S. El Camino Real #B2 949-366-6652

There are four primary Housing Authorities in Orange County. They are Anaheim Housing (address 200 S. Anaheim Blvd 11277 ((714)765-4320), Garden Grove Housing ((714) 741-5150), Santa Ana Housing (address 20 Civic Center Plaza (714) 667-2200) as well as the main Orange County Housing office (address 1770 N. Broadway (714) 480-2700). These four agencies run a large number of eviction prevention, rent assistance, and other homeless prevention programs, including California section 8 housing.

The homeless and disabled can get rental help from this program. You need to be referred to it from a Health Care Agency or community clinic. It is estimated about 12,000 Orange County California residents could qualify for rental assistance from Shelter Plus Care (SPC).

Orange County Community Housing Corporation located in Santa Ana, CA is committed to helping the low income transition into housing, and provides them with greater self-sufficiency by assisting with housing, rent and education.

Families Forward which is run out of Irvine California, is a service-enriched housing assistance program that serves families with minor aged children in South Orange County. (949) 552-2727.

Family Assistance Ministries Gilchrist House can offer case management, shelter, supportive services, and aftercare for homeless children and women and/or families with young children. San Clemente, CA 949-492-8477

Anaheim, Assistance Community Development Department works with local charities, non-profits, and other organizations to offer homeless prevention programs and services, including emergency rental assistance. It may be available for people who are experiencing an unexpected hardship. Dial  (714) 765-4596.

Southwest Minority Economic Development Association of Santa Ana California can be contacted for information on local low income housing programs, and other charity programs, such as food and hot meals. (714) 547-4073

Anaheim Community Foundation runs a service known as the Motel Families Project. This can help those on the verge of eviction, as well as currently homeless families with rent assistance, case management, utility assistance, and moving expenses and other expenses. (714) 765-4419

Garden Grove United Labor Agency of Orange County runs an Emergency Assistance Program, which provides basic needs assistance including rent help, food resources, individual Case Management, and homeowner and landlord/tenant counseling. (714) 740-0928

Miracles for Kids is a grant program that may be able to provides rental assistance, financial aid, food, grants for housing and bills, and basic necessities to low-income families, the elderly, and disabled in financial crises as a result of their child’s illness or medical condition. Tustin, CA 714-730-3040

Toby’s House offers a housing program known as Transitional Housing and Supportive Services for Homeless, Pregnant Women and their Children. Call 949-661-4408. This resource offers housing, rental assistance, free food, clothing and an extensive variety of supportive services, including eviction prevention, to homeless, pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy) and their young children for up to two years if they qualify for aid. Capistrano Beach

SPIN Serving People in Need, Inc. offers guided assistance to Housing Placement Program, may be able to provides transitional housing, rental support services, and more to ensure clients and low income members of the community learn to maintain housing, help them stay in their homes or apartments, stabilize their finances and become self-sufficient over the long term. Dial the Costa Mesa CA agency at (714) 751-1101.