Southern California’s primary cause of homelessness is a critical shortage of available housing for low income families and individuals. While American Family Housing owns 53 properties with 282 units of low cost housing, this portfolio only makes a small dent in our community’s needs. Our most recent project is Potter’s Lane. This first-in-the-nation permanent supportive housing facility was constructed using 54 steel shipping containers to create 16 beautiful studio apartments and community areas. And the best part is, it was completed in just 6 month’s time! Over the next five years AFH intends to acquire additional properties and expand their property developments through the replication of the Potter’s Lane model by creating 80 new units of permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans and low-income adults in Orange County and Los Angeles County. To learn more about Potter’s Lane and to find out how you can help with our next projects click here.

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