It’s what everyone wants to hear. But something those who are homeless seldom do.
That’s why we’re building the new WelcomeHomeOC Network designed to engage rental property owners who are committed to being a part of the solution to end homelessness.
Property owners are essential partners in a proven solution being brought to Orange County by the United to End Homelessness initiative.
The program is a joint effort between United Way, the County of Orange, private philanthropists and rental property owners to reduce the time involved in the search for housing by increasing the availability of rental units.
Here's How It Works
Households that receive rental assistance pay a predetermined portion of their income toward their rent.
The Orange County Housing Authority pays the remainder of the rent, up to the applicable payment standard, directly to the property owner.
United to End Homelessness supports the property owner with additional rental costs like holding fees and security deposits, as well as benefits like new furnishings for the clients.
Additional benefits of participating in the network include filling vacancies quickly from a wait list of prescreened candidates and the satisfaction of providing needed housing at market rates to end homelessness in Orange County.
Are you a rental property owner? We encourage you to attend one of our monthly workshops to learn about the WelcomeHomeOC program and the business benefits available to you. Hear from other property owners who have participated in our pilot program, meet the team behind the effort and ask any questions you might have.
Upcoming WelcomeHomeOC Workshop Dates
To RSVP or for more information, contact Kristine Peters at KristineP@UnitedWayOC.org or 949.263.6139. For virtual workshops, the Zoom link will be emailed to those who RSVP.