Families live in scattered-site apartments in Orange County for up to 9 months. During that time, they work with case managers to increase their self-sufficiency and gradually lessen supports. Our case managers emphasize educational and job-training programs that enable parents to raise their hourly wage.
Eligible families for this program agree to:
- pay up to 30% of their income for rent and utilities
- save 10% to 30% of their income
- find employment
- set weekly and long-term goals
- rehabilitate their credit and learn to budget
- improve life skills
Families can receive up to 9 months of subsidized child care at local centers, for which they pay a maximum of 5% of their net income. OC Gateway to Housing provides gas cards or monthly bus passes for transportation. At the end of 9 months, case managers help families find new homes.