Board and care homes are licensed by the state to provide room and
boards, 24- supervision of residents and dispensation of medications.
For placement information or call the Residential care office at (714)
Independent living opportunities are provided through a cooperative
effort among the private sector, the Orange County Mental Health
Association, the Orange County Department of Mental Health. Placement
consideration is determined by County of Orange Behavioral Health Care.
Please contact the respective County liaison/care coordinator.
4381 Birch Street, Ste. 213, Newport Beach
822 Town & Country Road, Orange
A project of the county Health Care Agency.
Referred by case manager.
View Shelter / Housing list at HomeAid website
(Housing and Shelter construction donations and volunteer opportunities)
SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY UNITS
~ Listings by Private Parties ~
(Not associated with NAMI OC)
MALE OR FEMALE
Price range of $1300. - $1600.
(Section 8 available on some units)
Applicants MUST take own medication and
be able to manage all aspects of daily living on their own.
Activities director/driver on premises three days a week.
No alcohol or drugs allowed.
Family of resident must participate and be supportive.
Apartments located in East Costa Mesa in a very safe, upscale neighborhood.
For more information and to see the apartments call:
Marilyn (949) 566-0011
Linda (949) 489-2922
Pam (714) 998-3198
~ THIS IS NOT A NAMI-OC PROGRAM ~
|Costa Mesa Village
2450 Newport Blvd.
| Park Place Village|
1662 Newport Blvd.
|Shelter for the Homeless|
15161 Jackson St.
HOUSING AUTHORITY & RENTAL ASSISTANCE
The Section 8 “Certificate” and “Housing Voucher” programs provide
rental assistance for low-income persons in need of decent, safe and
sanitary housing. You may qualify for rental assistance if you are 62
years or older, handicapped, disabled (for at least one year), or have
limited income. If you believe you qualify, call and information will be
taken concerning your household. Your name will be added to a
pre-application waiting list. Interested persons must submit an
application to one or all of the Housing Authorities. Those unable to
apply personally may name another individual to apply on their behalf.
OCHA gives preference to applicants residing or working in all cities in
Orange County except in Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana, but
applications should be filed in all offices, as the certificates can be
used anywhere in the State of California. Residents of Anaheim, Garden
Grove and Santa Ana should apply in their respective Housing Authority
Housing Authority (OCHA)
1770 North Broadway
| Anaheim Housing Authority|
priority given to
201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 202
(714) 765-4320 x4372
|Garden Grove Housing Authority
priority given to
Garden Grove residents
11277 Garden Grove Blvd.
Santa Ana Housing Authority
20 Civic Center Plaza
Renter’s Assistance (800) 868-4171
- A program of the State Franchise Board. If you pay more than $50 per
month for rent and receive less than $37,119 per year total household
income, you are eligible.
When considering a living situation, there should be a written
admission or rental agreement. Go over the entire agreement and
understand what it provides. The time to ask questions is before moving
into the room. Some important questions are:
- How much is the rent and when is it due?
- Are there any late charges if the rent isn’t on time?
- Will the operator make allowances for the late SSDI or SSI checks?
- How much notice is required before a tenant moves out?
- What is the policy for refunds when a tenant moves out?
- What are the house rules regarding visitors, smoking & phones?
- What are the reasons that a resident can be evicted?
- What supplies, if any, are provided?
- How many meals are provided?
- Are there kitchen privileges?
- What amount of storage space is available?
There are several ways to find a good boarding house. Ask others who
are familiar with boarding houses. If possible, speak to the manager,
residents and the family of current residents of the house in which you
are interested. Care Coordinators are also a good resource. Boarding
houses only need a city permit to operate, so a background check is
important. You will have the same legal protection as any other renter.
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County may be able to help low-income
Note: Often, mentally ill loved ones are most comfortable in the family
home. Many have found it helpful to establish a “contract of
understanding” among family members.