Rental & Utility Assistance

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Utility Assistance

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We Help Families Access Housing

Through partnerships with local apartment communities and access to Families Forward’s housing resources, families who have lost their housing are able to access rental housing.

Who Qualifies

Families Forward Housing for Families Services

Unchanged: Candidates for the Housing Program must have a minor-aged child and be homeless. This is an intensive program designed to help motivated families achieve and maintain financial self-sufficiency.

How to Apply

Unchanged: There is a high demand for entry into our Housing Program and we cannot guarantee placement. If you are interested in applying to the Housing Program, please call our office at (949) 552-2727 during business hours or complete a Family Service Request Form

What Happens Next

Because we cannot guarantee placement in a home at any particular time, we do not keep a waiting list. Whenever there is an opening in the Housing Program, our case managers review the family information forms that have been submitted. Please keep your contact information current to help us reach you more easily if a new opportunity opens.

If you are in an emergency situation or other crisis, call us and we will do our best to assist you in locating other options or check the Community Resources page for additional resources.

Housing Program FAQ’s

How do I apply for the Families Forward Housing Program?

Complete a Family Service Request Form or call us at (949) 552-2727 during regular business hours (Mon – Thu 9am -5pm and Fri 9am – 1pm), and we will contact you if you meet the qualifications and if there is housing available.

How do I know if I qualify for the Families Forward Housing Program?

You must have a minor-aged child under 18 years of age and be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Families Forward Homeless Intervention is an intense program specifically designed to assist a family in achieving and maintaining financial self-sufficiency. Our clients must have the desire and perseverance to work with our case managers to become self-sufficient.

Do you offer immediate or emergency housing?

We do not have emergency shelter. For emergency shelters in your area, please contact 2-1-1 Orange County, a general resource center that serves all of Orange County. If you are looking for affordable housing, try searching

What is Families Forward’s privacy policy?

Families Forward follows the County of Orange guidelines on management of personal information.  Click to read our Privacy Notice in English or Aviso de Privacidad en Espanol