Affordable Housing

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.

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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.

Home Ownership

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 Orange County Housing.

Rental Housing

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 Orange County Housing Authority and click on the Affordable Housing List link, which can be found under Resources at the bottom of the page.