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AFH is a comprehensive provider of housing solutions, embodying the philosophy of “doing whatever it takes, for as long as it takes.” Everyone deserves to have a home that they can afford, and so our commitment extends beyond building housing, to include property management and resident services.

For example, our property management has taken over five operating motels over the past few years, operating some of them as interim housing while queuing all of them up to become rental housing, bringing best practices in support of the results that our city and agency partners ask of us.

Meantime, our services team has enhanced its care services to better integrate access to healthcare systems and other resources. As part of this initiative, AFH has expanded our mental health team, where we now provide therapy services to some of our tenants and clients alongside case management services and the coordination of resident services.


We are very proud of our efforts to work with communities who have heard of supportive housing as a proven solution to directly addressing street homelessness, but are looking for a partner who can support the community conversation around the work that we do. We applaud the City of Garden Grove for their support and partnership with Stuart Apartments, the City’s inaugural permanent supportive housing development. The City provided both capital funds and rental subsidies to transform a 10-unit, aging apartment building into a revitalized rental community for individuals and families out of homelessness. The renovation included modern open-concept kitchens, a beautifully landscaped courtyard with seating, and a vibrant mural. Garden Grove Housing Authority’s project-based vouchers support eight homes within this community. Read more about it here.

Each year, AFH provides affordable housing, supportive housing, and bridge housing programs to nearly 2,000 households. Our dedicated team of essential workers brings in a range of targeted and customized services, such as comprehensive case management, counseling, food and transportation assistance, and life skills training.

What does success look like? For our tenants who signed a lease with us while they were homeless still, more than 95% of those households are still in a home one year later, demonstrating the effectiveness of our comprehensive approach to housing. Overall, we find that nearly three-quarters of households who came to us out of homeless, are seeing their income increase from year-to-year.

While most of our work is housing, AFH has emerged as an innovator not only in using modular construction methods, but also in converting motels into housing. Our currently non-congregate interim shelter programs have housing placement rates ranging up to 65%, a significant result that we hope is seen as a strong support of our innovation in support of the efforts of the broader homeless services community.

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