Orange County Community Housing Corp.

Rating: 4.97 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Education, Homeless & Housing

Location: 501 N. Golden Circle Dr., 200 Santa Ana CA 92705 USA

Mission: Founded in 1977, OCCHC is committed to getting local, state, federal and private funds invested in housing for extremely low income large families and to providing the necessary tools to those families to enable them to get an education and job training.  The foundation of a neighborhood, community, city, state and nation begins with the family.
Target demographics: very low income students go to college
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 500 students
Geographic areas served: Orange County, California
Programs: the College Awareness Program which provides the student with a well-trained competent Academic Advisor and associated programs
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with OCCHC for a little over a decade. From the very begging it gave my parents a big relief. They no longer has to struggle to make ends meet for an apartment in where we all stayed in one bedroom. Thanks to OCCHC my brother, sister and parents have had a room for ourselves which gave everyone more space, especially for academia. I am very thankful for OCCHC because I know my life would have been very differnt if they would have not provided my family with the aid that we needed. Personally I would love to thank Alan Boldwen for taking the initiative to creating OCCHC with his colleagues. I will never forget his exact same words he mentioned at his retirement celebration. He said, "Live simple so that others can simply live" Becauae of his mentality he has helped not only my family but hundreds of family's accross Orange County. Now that Nora is on board I am more than happy to see what she has to bring to the table. She has worked with Allan for several years and she I am positive that she will expand OCCHC.
Further more on behave of OCCHC SteppingUP began about 9 years ago and thanks to SteppingUP I recieved the guildence to get into college. I am very thankful for SteppingUP which was started by Monica Cardenas. She has really expanded the program a lot and over the years the program has guilded many students, including me I to college.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Orange County Community Housing Corp. does an excellent job in helping people in need and enabling them to become independent and self-reliant through education. The impact that OCCHC has on people is tangible and long-lasting. OCCHC empowers the powerless, and educates the uneducated.

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SteppingUP is changing lives every day. They mentor and tutor youth and guide them in the direction of college after finishing high school. This not only helps the youth they work with but the whole family. As someone who works with homeless youth 18 to 24, I see the difference that could have been made if the youth I work with had SteppingUp involved in their lives.

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Working with Allen Baldwin

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Knowledgeable and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Decrease the homeless population in Orange County.

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