|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.
|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.
|Developmental Disability Resources
|Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) is a nonprofit organization contracted by the State of California to coordinate lifelong services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
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|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.
|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.
|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.
In addition, the California Department of Consumer Affairs website offers a comprehensive list of resources in communities throughout the State. This site can be found at http://www.dca.ca.gov/. This is a helpful resource in determining your rights and the publications found on this site are designed to provide accurate and current information about the law; however you should consult an attorney or other expert for advice in a particular case.
|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.