Orange County Community Housing Corp.

Rating: 4.98 stars   45 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Education, Homeless & Housing

Address:

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

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714-558-8161
http://www.occhc.org

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Reviews for Orange County Community Housing Corp.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

OCCHC is an extremely well-run nonprofit- well-organized, passionate, responsible and their staff are 150% committed to their cause. They are a pleasure to work with professionally as an advisor and personally as a volunteer.

 
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OCCHC/SteppingUP is the only non-profit in Orange County committed to serving extremely low-income families through housing and education. Working with transitional housing shelters, OCCHC stabilizes homeless families through the provision of affordable housing. Its signature program SteppingUP, provides the resources and educational opportunities through Family Mentoring and the College Awareness Program that allow our future to break the cycle of poverty through higher education.

I have had the privilege of working at OCCHC/SteppingUP for 15 years and am honored to have been a part of an organization, part of a team and part of a family that is committed to changing lives for the betterment of our future. OCCHC/SteppingUP provides not just a house, but a home and a future for at-risk youth and families throughout Orange County.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

OCCHC provides affordable housing and support for hundreds of students though their award winning Stepping Up program. The staff is professional and the Board of Directors highly engaged and provides direction and oversight. A lesser known, but equally important, is educational role the organization provides on community development and affordable housing policy matters.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

participating in public events with OCCHC staff and board

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone them several times over...

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The team at Orange County Community Housing Corporaton are unsung heroes. For more than 30 years they have devised ways to house and educate large, low-income families and have done it without making the job about themselves. They never toot their own horn. Their focus on mentoring and educating young people is exemplary. Let's all give more to this great organization so the number of families impacted reaches the thousands! Melody Nava - Advisory Board member - 20 years

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Stepping Up OCCHC Kennedy Commission Project Self-Sufficiency Affordable Housing Clearinghouse

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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10 people found this review helpful

My experience with OCCHC staff has been a positive one. I have reviewed detailed information on OCCHC's financials and programs and have always been impressed. I am most impressed with the leaders that are a "product" of OCCHC's programing. For example, many former participants of OCCHC's stepping up program are now distinguished leaders in the community that contribute time, money, and expertise. OCCHC also does a tremendous job of having staff and board representation that is reflective of the community they serve.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

participating in their annual Affordable Housing Award's celebrations.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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9 people found this review helpful

This is a great organization to work with. Their units are clean and well maintained and they are really invested in helping people get back on their feet and not just to keep giving them charity. If you're thinking about donating this would be a great organization to help out.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They were able to get an elderly couple a place to live.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people are caring and great to work with.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly and willing to go out of their way to help people in need.

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

Purchase or upgrade more housing units.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

I have worked with Allen and OCCHC for the past 30 years. They are the leading Orange County nonprofit agency in helping families succeed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working on issues that effect housing and community development.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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