Our most vulnerable need housing solutions in Orange County.​​​​​​​

The revitalized Orange County Housing Trust, powered by NeighborWorks Orange County and Orange County Business Council, will provide a private financing vehicle to help bring permanent supportive and affordable housing projects in Orange County across the finish line.

Our Focus

Our focus is to provide gap financing for the acquisition, development or construction of supportive and affordable housing projects for developers who share our vision of ending homelessness in Orange County. By increasing the supply and housing options for our county’s most vulnerable, we can reduce homelessness and enhance the quality of life for all Orange County residents.  


The Need

With an immediate need to house 2,700 people experiencing homelessness, the Orange County Housing Trust provides nimble funding solutions to immediately increase the supply and options of permanent supportive and affordable housing in Orange County.


Orange County Housing Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit private capital-funded housing trust powered by the skills of NeighborWorks Orange County and Orange County Business Council – two leading organizations committed to making Orange County a vibrant place to live, work and play.


Local business leaders have rallied around the housing-first mission of Orange County Housing Trust, with Disneyland Resort providing the first $5 million private grant. Recognizing that effective models addressing affordable housing around the country have involved the collective efforts of everyone in our community, the business community is ready to step up to the plate in addressing this serious issue.


Permanent supportive and affordable housing projects are often complex developments that require numerous creative funding sources. Orange County Housing Trust will complement the collective efforts of private and public parties united in tackling our homelessness issue by efficiently bridging the funding gap for these projects throughout the region.  

About Us

Orange County Housing Trust is a fully qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit private capital-funded trust dedicated to increasing the supply and availability of permanent supportive housing units and affordable housing developments in Orange County to prevent homelessness. With renewed interest to solve the homelessness crisis in Orange County, Orange County Business Council approached NeighborWorks Orange County to work together to retool OCHT and seek donations from the private sector interested in making a difference.

Contact us

Helen O’Sullivan


Helen O’Sullivan is president/CEO of NeighborWorks Orange County, a nonprofit empowering diverse neighborhoods to create high quality environments for residents – all in support of the vision of Home as a safe, affordable place.

Lucy Dunn

President and CEO

Lucy Dunn is president and CEO of Orange County Business Council, where she leads a dynamic organization of business members, working with academia and government, to ensure the county’s economic prosperity and high quality of life.

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