Milo PeinemannMilo Peinemann
Chief Executive Officer

Milo Peinemann leads American Family Housing with 15 years of experience in housing and homeless services, and brings an in-depth understanding of homeless services and housing policy and development, including real estate lending and investment, asset management of permanent supportive housing, the leasing and operations of supportive services for supportive housing and bridge housing, and real estate project management. As Chief Executive Officer, he drives the organization to fulfill its mission, overseeing all aspects of operations including development, finance, real estate, and program design and management. Milo holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Planning from the University of Southern California.

Carolina Cortazar
Senior Director of Residential Services

Since 2003 Carolina Cortazar has dedicated her life to the service of families and individuals suffering from poverty. As a social worker in a nursing home she assisted the elderly before joining the non-profit, LAMP Community in 2008. With LAMP, Carolina served as that organization’s Program Manager and Director of Supportive Housing. In 2014 she joined the team at American Family Housing as our Senior Director of Residential Services. Carolina’s strong analytical and record keeping skills, program development experience and dedication to housing the homeless have made her an invaluable member of our leadership team. She holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services.

Steve Harding
Senior Director of External Relations

Steve Harding began his work with American Family Housing after retiring as a Captain with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 2008. With almost 40 years of public service experience, his understanding of our community’s need for programs to support at-risk populations have brought new perspectives to our organization. With AFH, he has served as a job developer, case manager, volunteer coordinator and now as the Senior Director of External Relations. Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and is a graduate of California’s Law Enforcement Command College for Organizational Leadership.

Steven Forry
Chief Development Officer

Steven Forry has been in the field of development for over 27 years, beginning with Scripps, La Jolla and extending through tenures at Sharp HealthCare, UC San Diego and St. Joseph Health. His background includes consulting with Jerold Panas, Linzy and Partners and teaching development classes at UCI, OneOC and regional conferences for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As American Family Housing’s Senior Director of Development, Steven’s commitment to serving the less fortunate by raising awareness in the community and generating support for our mission has been remarkable! Steven holds a doctorate in English Literature from Columbia University.

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