Homes of Steel for the Brave of Heart

Since the opening of Potter’s Lane in early February, American Family Housing has proudly and successfully moved in 13 veterans who were once chronically homeless. These deserving veterans are now being given a second chance at life. Potter’s Lane aims to care for its veterans with supportive amenities, including a community room designed to provide tenants with a space for special programs as well as a casual place to socialize with neighbors and host events such as birthday parties and family gatherings.

The Potter’s Lane grounds are enhanced by beautiful flowering shrubs in addition to a barbecue grill and tables and chairs for outside events. Also within the grounds, is the Veteran’s Memorial Walk comprised of individual name-bearing pavers and a fitness court where residents can exercise.

AFH has hope that other organizations across the nation are encouraged to duplicate this project in an effort to combat the homelessness epidemic. The success of Potter’s Lane could not have been achieved without your constant support and generosity.

Donna Gallup, President and CEO of American Family Housing

To Get Help

If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, or are in immediate danger, please dial 911.

If you are fleeing or considering fleeing a domestic violence situation please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1(800)799-7233 or TTY 1(800)787-3224.

If you have no place to sleep tonight, please call 211 for referral to an emergency shelter nearest your current location.

If you are looking for housing, please contact 211 for referral to an agency that can refer you to housing opportunities based on your income and needs.  While AFH provides both Transitional Housing and Housing units for rent, enrollment in these programs is routed through the coordinated entry system by dialing 211. This applies to our properties both in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

For other assistance please contact American Family Housing at (714)897-3221 or email us at