Families Forward is happy to announce the upcoming availability of one (1) Individual Affordable Housing unit: three (3) – bedrooms, two (2) – bathrooms – with garage in the City of Lake Forest, California. Households must qualify per Families Forward’s Affordable Housing screening criteria including, but not limited to, income, credit, household size, occupancy and previous rental history. Units are income-restricted at Extremely Income (30% AMI) adjusted for household size, with a priority for Lake Forest connected households, as permissible by law.

Please refer to the 2024 HUD income guidelines.

How to Apply

Per Families Forward’s eligibility criteria, to be considered for tenancy, households must adhere to Families Forward’s lease expectations and program guidelines. The opportunity to apply does not guarantee tenancy.

There will be no Families Forward waitlist. In the future, once a unit becomes vacant, the opportunity to apply will be on a first come first serve basis.

The following criteria must be met to be considered for the housing opportunity:

  1. Household must be experiencing literal homelessness, be connected through the Family Coordinated Entry System and be connected to a Housing Service Provider.
  2. Occupancy standards require a maximum of 6 household members.
  3. Income must be legal and verifiable and meet the income-to-rent required ratio to not exceed 30% AMI.
  4. Priority shall be given to prospective tenants with direct ties to the City of Lake Forest including people who currently reside in Lake Forest, currently work in Lake Forest, or have minor dependent children enrolled in schools in Lake Forest.
  5. Households must be able to qualify per Families Forward income, occupancy guidelines, and screening criteria which may include background check for criminal records and eviction history.

All housing advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination.” We will not knowingly accept or permit any advertisement for housing that is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

Families Forward will process interest forms in the order received. This is not an application to rent, nor does completion of this form guarantee tenancy.

This opportunity will be posted for one week. To be considered, submit your interest form HERE by 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 17, 2024.