American Family Housing

Midway City, CA   |  www.afhusa.org

Mission

American Family Housing provides a continuum of housing and an array of services to support homeless and low income families, adults and American veterans to secure a stable home, to be an active part of their community, and to achieve a self-sustaining way of life.

Ruling year info

1985

Principal Officer

Mr. Myles Peinemann

Main address

15161 Jackson Street

Midway City, CA 92655 USA

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Formerly known as

Shelter for the Homeless

EIN

33-0071782

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

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Permanent Housing Collaborative

The Permanent Housing Collaborative program provides 13 units of permanent housing and supportive services for chronically homeless individuals including disabled veterans, chronic substance abusers, and victims of domestic violence. Of the participants, 20-100% will qualify as chronically homeless with a disability.  Supportive services include collaborative case management, mental health and substance abuse services, medical services, transportation assistance and legal services.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Adults

Potter's Lane is a 16-unit, permanent supportive housing project built to house chronically homeless veterans. Dedicated in February 2017, Potter's Lane is a pilot project and the 1st in the nation to utilize recycled, single-use shipping containers to provide affordable, permanent housing. It can be rapidly duplicated to address the growing homeless and affordable-housing problems in any community. Importantly, it was built in 6 months, avoiding the long development cycles associated with conventional site-built construction and financing -- and providing an immediate housing answer amid an urgent community crisis Potter's Lane has been featured on the front page of the OC Business Journal, LA Times, OC Register and on the CBS Evening News. Built on the Housing First Model, Potter's Lane provides ongoing support for residents as they transition into housing, including case management, mental health counseling, financial literacy education, employment counseling and referral services.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

We hold events and services for kids to interact with each other and develop new skills (i.e. art, computer, etc).

Bigger events would be our Annual Spring Picnic, Summer Camp, and Thanksgiving

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Taking homeless individuals and families off the streets and providing them shelter. We also encourage them to apply for vouchers that will help transition them to more permanent supportive housing.

Population(s) Served
Families

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

American Family Housing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of housing and an array of services to support homeless and low-income families and adults to secure a stable home, to be an active part of their community, and to achieve fulfilling lives. AFH currently operates 62 housing sites (52 owned), serving nearly 1,600 adults and children in affordable housing and permanent supportive housing, and through its services programs. Our geographical footprint that straddles half of Orange and Los Angeles counties, with administrative offices in Midway City and Norwalk.
Amidst a time of pandemic and transformative change and reinvention in homeless and housing services, AFH has set the goal for itself to expand its mission, while assuring its organizational sustainability, financial capacity, and quality of life for its employees.

AFH innovates with cost-effective, practical solutions for vulnerable low-income households who otherwise might not secure or maintain a home. We are uniquely qualified to operate housing and housing services together, with in-house property management, in-house supportive services, and in-house real estate development and acquisitions. Our real estate team prioritizes units for homeless households, with the goal of adding 1,000 units to our portfolio over a 10-year period. Our supportive services is expanding to the greatest extent feasible, while maintaining and reinforcing quality. As the lead services agency for the groundbreaking Housing for Health Orange County initiative, we have developed a scattered-site supportive housing program that grew to 800 units, from a 30-unit pilot program, over a 2-year period.

AFH has a unique financial sustainability model with 70% of its revenue generated through its own operations. The strong fiscal foundation provides the needed structure for housing development and continued expansion in the areas the agency serves. AFH is a strong leader in the area of evidenced based practices of housing first and harm reduction and committed to providing unduplicated services in communities.

We've established and secured housing for over 500 individuals and families in our programs and affordable housing. We have expanded into Los Angeles and are collaborating with the City of Westminster by providing case management and services to their clients. Our goal is to continue to build more properties with a greener, more eco friendly, plan in mind.

Financials

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Operations

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American Family Housing

Board of directors
as of 9/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Glenn Williams

Bill Barman

Director

Mark Hoover

Retired

Mike Murphy

Murphy, Murphy, & Murphy, INC.

Lauren Ellermeyer

Beyond Fifteen

Michael Aimola

MSA Property Consulting Group

Nimish Patel

Corporate Development Manager Apria Healthcare

Glenn Williams

Chief Marketing Officer (retired) Torchmark Corporation

William Odell

Former High School Teacher

Oscar Alvarado

Housing Development Century Housing

Terry Petty

Managing Director Cripplegate LLC

Steve Renahan

Senior Policy Adviser (retired) Shelter Partnership

Tamara Kurtzman

TMK Attorneys, P.C.

Mike Paleo

Hughes Marino

Elizabeth Casillas

Bryan Wilbert

Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Lauri Reveles

Alondra Jimenez

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data