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  

1 person found this review helpful

This organization is amazing. They make a difference in peoples lives. That's why my wife and I continue to support the organization, even after we moved to Texas 1 1/2 years ago. I have also participated on the Advisory Board. There is so much need and never enough resources to serve all of the need. Over the 10 years we have been involved, we have got to know many young men and women that have been positively impacted by the programs of this organization. Wow!!!! If you want to warm your heart, support this organization.

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

being on the Advisory Board and being a Donor

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

Expand it and work hard on getting more supporters. I would also grow the endowment program.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with OCCHC for over a dozen years and have seen it grow from a small organization with great ideals to a great organization with lofty goals that are being achieved. Allen has an unbelievable knack to attract a staff of "doers" that have great intelligence, caring and the ability to make it happen regardless of the obstacles that need to be overcome. They have transformed themselves into an innovated organization that is making a big difference in a population of disadvantaged kids (and parents) and giving them the tools to not only succedd but to make a difference for others as well. They have found the secret to breaking the cycle of failure and making it a cycle of success. OCCHC has been one of our foundations most productive partnerships. It is a super example of our money well spent.

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

Seeing young kids grow, learn and get some self confidence and understand that education and self worth are the key to long term success. The very limited but exptremely efficient OCCHC staff just don't ccept failure and the results show it.

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