Through bond financing with the County of Orange, partnerships with private developers, and State or Federal funding assistance, there are a variety of affordable living alternatives for low and moderate income families.
Housing and Community Services
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Pursuant to a cooperation agreement with the Lake Forest Housing Authority, persons interested in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8) are referred to the Orange County Housing Authority. Housing Choice Voucher Program
Affordable Housing In New Neighborhoods
Of the new housing developments in Lake Forest, only Baker Ranch has an affordable housing apartment complex (The Arroyo at Baker Ranch). To inquire regarding availability and/or wait-list time, please contact the apartment complex at (949) 380-0311.
The new Portola Center development, which will be located at the intersection of Glenn Ranch Road and Saddleback Ranch Road, will feature an affordable housing complex age-restricted for senior citizens. Please note: This project is not yet under construction and no date has been set yet for the start of construction. The project developer (Baldwin & Sons) has advised that a sign with a telephone number to call for more information will be placed on the site prior to the start of construction.
The County of Orange offers a homeownership program whereby participants may be able to use housing assistance subsidies for mortgage payments. For more information, please visit http://www.ochousing.org/special/ownership.
The County of Orange maintains an affordable housing rental list, which contains contact information for affordable rentals throughout the County. To view the list, please visit the Affordable Rental Housing List.