A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to tour American Family Housing in Midway City. Also, along for the tour was our CEO, Bill Cates and board member, Barbara Stewart.

American Family Housing is doing great work. They offer low income and permanent housing for homeless, as well as special needs veterans. To quote their website, “They are Building Homes and Rebuilding Lives.” After meeting with their CEO, Milo Peinemann and Sr. Manager of Community Engagement, Nathaly Guevara, I have to say, it is an accurate statement. Along with affordable housing, and permanent supportive housing, AFH offers children’s programs.

Next to their offices in Midway City is Potter’s Lane. Potter’s Lane was the first permanent supportive multi-housing development to utilize upcycled steel shipping containers to house homeless veterans. Potter’s Lane provides permanent housing to 15 veterans with special needs using sixteen 480 sq. ft. living spaces.

Across from Potter’s Lane is Casa Paloma, an apartment community completed only a year ago. It is a mix of affordable housing and permanent supportive housing. It is absolutely state of the art and beautiful. We toured the club house, gymand surrounding gardens including a barbeque area for gatherings.

Some of the occupants at Casa Paloma are frequent utilizers of the healthcare system. American Family Housing partnered with the County of Orange and CalOptima to help care for them and some housing offers 24-hour in-home care for those who require it.

American Family Housing is doing so much more. Please visit their website, www.afhusa.org to find out more.
They also regularly need volunteers. Please download our free app on Google Play, or the App Store, register and search events.

We wish to thank AFH for all they are doing to help the community. They believe, like we do, that a community of individuals who care about each other, take time to help one another, and have compassion for the plight of others, makes for a stronger, healthier community.