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Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities in Newport Beach

The City of Newport Beach has had policies in effect since the mid-1980’s requiring the provision of affordable housing in association with all new residential developments proposed. Most were provided within new or existing apartment projects. The City has also facilitated the teaming of market rate and affordable housing developers to produce affordable housing. Owners of such properties have entered into agreements with the City to keep rents affordable in a specified number of rental units within each property.

Affordable Housing Contact List - Newport Beach [PDF] - Persons interested in renting an affordable unit within one these properties should contact the property manager or leasing agent to inquire current availability or to be added to the properties waiting list (if applicable).

 

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The City of Newport Beach also participates with the Orange County Housing Authority to provide the “Housing Choice Voucher Program”, where participants who receive a Housing Voucher can use this rental assistance in a variety of rental dwellings and locations. Under the Housing Choice Voucher Program, an individual or family is generally required to pay approximately 30% of adjusted monthly income toward rent and utilities. The remaining portion of the rent will be paid to the property owner by the Orange County Housing Authority under an approved contract. For more information on the Housing Choice Voucher Program, please see the Orange County Housing Authority’s website or contact them by phone at (714) 480-2700.

Are you a landlord and need to fill your vacancy quickly? Place your vacancy on the Orange County Housing Authority’s rental list by calling (714) 480-2866. Any owner can participate and may find that the program offers great benefits including low turnover, timely, dependable rental payments, direct deposit, and free annual property inspections.

Information for Landlords [PDF]
Basic Requirements to Rent to Section 8 Housing Voucher Tenants [PDF]

 

Home Purchase Programs

The City of Newport Beach does not currently have any available programs to assistance with the purchase of a home within the City.

The City’s recently adopted Inclusionary Housing Ordinance requires that 15% of the units within a new residential subdivision project be made affordable to very low-, low-, or moderate-income households. If the units are reserved for moderate-income households, the Ordinance requires that the units be sold at a price affordable to moderate-income households. If these units become available, the City will post the availability on this website and will require the developer to provide additional notice to the public through a newspaper advertisement.

The State of California and federal government have the following programs available to assist with the purchase and finance of homes for qualified purchasers:

California Housing Finance Agency(Cal HFA) State and Federal programs that assist by making low interest loans available with smaller down payments.
(310)342-1250
www.calhfa.ca.gov/homeownership

U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development State and Federal programs that assist by making low interest loans available with smaller down payments.
(310)342-1250
www.hud.gov/buying/

 

Emergency Shelters/ Transitional Housing / Human Services Referrals

The City provides Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to the following homeless shelters and at-risk service providers. If you are at-risk of losing your housing or in immediate need of emergency housing, please contact the following providers for assistance. In addition, you can call 2-1-1 for referrals to additional human services providers.

Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter
(949) 631-7213
http://www.ocinterfaithshelter.org/

Families Forward - Transitional housing for families with minor-aged children. Referrals to emergency shelters
(949) 552-2727
http://www.families-forward.org/

Human Options - Battered women’s shelter
24-hour hotline: (877) 854-3594
http://humanoptions.org/

Serving People In Need (SPIN) - Guided Assistance to Permanent Placement Housing
(714) 751-1101
www.spinoc.org/

211 Orange County
2-1-1 Orange County maintains relationships with organizations providing more than 4,000 health and human services programs. The services to which 2-1-1 Orange County refers people fall under several different categories. The most common request is for Basic Needs. These include: food (donated food, soup kitchens, grocery vouchers, food stamp programs, etc.); shelter (both short- and long-term); clothing; infants’ needs (baby formula, diapers); and utility assistance. Many of the organizations to which callers are referred to provide their services free of charge or on a sliding scale based on ability to pay.

Dial 2-1-1
http://www.211oc.org/

 

FAIR HOUSING FOUNDATION

Fair housing enforcement and landlord/tenant mediation services are available for tenants, realtors, apartment owners and managers, lending institutions and other interested parties within the City. Each year, the City allocates CDBG funds for this purpose as required by law. Effective July 1, 2011, the City has contracted with the Fair Housing Foundation for these services, which are provided free of cost. For more information or to utilize these services, please contact the Fair Housing Foundation.

Fair Housing Foundation

(562) 989-1206

www.fairhousingfoundation.com

 

Home Repair and Modification

Rebuilding Together is the nation's largest volunteer home repair organization in the country. Rebuilding Together provides home repair and modification services to low-income homeowner-residents throughout Orange County.

Rebuilding Together Orange County
(714) 667-8174
http://www.rebuildingtogetheroc.org/

 

 

 


 

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