Presentation on theme: "Presentation to the Orange County Business Council March 31, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Presentation to the Orange County Business Council March 31, 2014
Nonprofit organization founded in 1988 to provide permanent supportive housing for people who are homeless and living with mental illness Developed 43 PSH apartment communities throughout Southern California, primarily in Los Angeles and Orange Counties Active developer: Currently have 1 project under construction, 2 breaking ground in 2014, and 7 in the predevelopment stage Who is A Community of Friends?
Quality design and construction Community input Complements the character of the neighborhood Aesthetically pleasing yet cost-effective Specific needs of tenants in mind Project amenities Onsite services Sustainability ACOF Approach
There are 4,250 people who are homeless in Orange County per the 2013 Homeless Count There are very little resources (shelters, transitional housing) for people who are homeless in Orange County People living on the streets is not good for the residential OR business community. When people are living on the streets, it places enormous financial burden on the healthcare and law enforcement sectors
30 apartments for people who are homeless and living with mental illness Completed construction in 2003 Studio and 1 bedroom apartments Community amenities such as computer room, and community kitchen Service provider: Homes, Inc.
Tyrol Plaza State College Blvd., Anaheim 60 apartments, mixed population – homeless seniors along with low-income (not homeless) seniors Completed construction in 2004 1 and 2 bedroom apartments Community amenities such as computer room, community kitchen, community garden Service provider: The B Group
29 apartments for people who are homeless and living with mental illness Completed construction in 2012 1 and 2 bedroom apartments Community amenities such as computer room, community kitchen, recreation area with ping-pong table, barbeque and patio area, and childrens playground Service provider: Telecare of Orange
Vista del Rio Memory Lane, Santa Ana 41 apartments for people with developmental and/or physical disabilities Completed construction in 2013 Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments Community amenities Service partners: Community Housing Resources Inc., Project Independence and the Regional Center of Orange County
Letters of support for PSH projects being proposed in Orange County Attend Planning Commission and City Council meetings and let them know why PSH is important for the business community Tell others in the business community and local government that PSH is needed Attend tours of PSH buildings to experience firsthand the benefits this type of housing provides