Orange County Community Housing Corp.

Rating: 4.98 stars   46 reviews


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


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


the College Awareness Program which provides the student with a well-trained competent Academic Advisor and associated programs

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Best organization, helpful and very knowledgeable staff.

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OCCHC has provided me and my family the opportunity to live a much better life than we were previously living in. Now that I have been in college having the privacy of my own room was vital because it's very difficult study for college material when your entire family lives in one room. However, OCCHC gave me and my family the opportunity to have our own place that otherwise we wouldn't be able to afford. I can't say how thankful I am for this privelege.

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Orange County Community Housing is a great organization that shows professionalism and courtesy in dealing with less fortunate individuals in seek of a better life. Staff at OCCHC are very dedicated and always show great interest and sympathy. Thanks to their exemplary work habits many lives have been drastically changed in numerous ways.

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I have had the opportunity to work with Allen on a professional basis since 1980; over the years Allen has taken a leadership role in many capacities representing the public interest; as a member of City Council; local water board; community activists and most importantly the "vision and backbone" of OCCHC that began over some 30 years ago. In the early years he had a deep rooted concern to help families in need to help themselves by giving of himself and more importantly creating a vehicle by which he could help families lift themselves out of poverty. That was his Dream, his vision and with God's help has become "HIS REALITY". OCCCHC is the "Best Bet that can be Made On The Future for all of Us" because each dollar invested is put to work in their various program showing the OCCHC stake holders how they can do it themselves over time with a little bit of help; but they have to want it and must work for it or they will be dropped from the program; there is no room for failure in any of OCCHC programs. Take a hard look at OCCHC and dig deep if you have an interest in making a contribution because the deeper that you dig into OCCHC programs the more impressed you will be and the more you will want to do what-ever-you-can to become a part of this unbelievable legacy.

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

observing the amazing growth of the programs and the OCCHC Staff members over the past 30 years and the postivie impacts that these dedicated people have had upon the children of the stake-holders of OCCHC/

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

expand the funding programs

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

the gift in life is in giving

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

gifted and exceptional memtor's for the younger generations.

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

reach out to more members of the OCCHC community to the young people develop their leadership skills for the backbone of our future generations

Ways to make it better...

I had the time and money to get more involved

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

OCCHC business continuation plan; someone with drive, ambition and the right contacts is needed to expand upon the OCCHC foundation built by Allen to take the OCCHC to a higher level of visibility in the Charitable Sectors.

One thing I'd also say is that...

OCCHC is doing for their stake-holders what God intended All of us to do for our "neighbors"; ask and you shall recieve; love your neighbors (and your neighbors are all of those who surround you everyday). Think about it. God will move you.

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