Placements

Our Results

Off the Streets – Huntington Beach is a non-profit charity focused on housing the homeless in Orange County and Riverside County California. As shown below, we have housed over 600 homeless individuals since our startup in 2014.

Placements this year: 11
Placements grand total: 697*
Success rate: 93.3%**

Additional Results

Additional Results

* Total individuals placed since our startup in June of 2014.
** Percent of clients who remained housed during their lease period.

Placements By Year

Placements By Category

Success Rate

Video: The Many Faces Of Homelessness – Off The Streets Huntington Beach

You can read the story of every person we’ve placed below.

Jessica and her 2 kids, 2/26/19

Please join us in congratulating Jessica and her 2 kids for ending their homelessness situation. As described in her story below they have been staying in multiple hotels to keep a roof over their heads. When Jessica called we built a budget with her, and when she found a place she could afford, we were happy to pay the security deposit so they could move in. We will soon be providing this family much-needed furniture so they can turn their new rental into a real home.

Dear OTS,

Used to live in Tustin until 2 years ago. Old friend of 7 years convinced us to move to Washington state to “join house cleaning business.” I was to be her trainer recruiter. When I leased up I soon realized she just wanted me to help her clean to cut her days in half. No programs like in California for my son. No one to watch him. Drowned in debt. Trying to get home.

Our original move-in date was the 10th of this month. Moved to the 21st because of excess water damage renovation. Had to wait for housing to do their inspection, on the 20th. Now waiting for previous return deposit to arrive in mail. We are currently using up the remaining amount to go towards the deposit, to buy rooms so we don’t have to sleep in the car. Homeless 24 days.

We had to move out of our previous place the 31st of January, 2019. We have been homeless since then, from February 1st, 2019 until current, (Sunday February 24th, 2019). So for the last 24 days we have had to try to find the “best deals” in hotel rooms, packing up and moving every day or every couple of days. Extended Stay America in Lake Forest, California. Extended Stay America in Anaheim, California. Extended Stay in Newport Beach, California. Rodeway Inn in Buena Park, California. La Quinta Inn in Costa Mesa, California. Key Inn and Suites in Tustin, California. Some of these locations we had to stay more than one night, move to another location, then move back.

Our landlord has approved our tenancy and is now just waiting for us to pay deposit to move in. I previously sent the move in welcome letter. I still have not received our previous rental deposit from previous landlord, and I have had to use all other funds on hotels. We will also need furniture help, living room and sons bedroom.

We are currently homeless. My 11 year old daughter, 10 year old autistic son and I have been living in hotels moving from room to room for the last 24 days. We have stayed in Orange county area hotels. The process has been anything but easy with a disabled child.

Thank You, Jessica

This family brings our placements this year up to 11 and our grand total up 697 since we started OTS back in 2014.

Kathy, 2/23/19

Please join us today in congratulating Kathy for finding a new home after being asked to leave her last apartment. Because of her low income, she asked OTS for help with her initial security deposit, which we were happy to do.

Dearl OTS,

At this time I am living with a friend. It is a temporary agreement until I could find a apartment and he is moving. When he moves if I don’t have an apartment I will be homeless with no place to go or place to stay. He agreed to help me out while I look for and can find an apartment of my own so I could get back on my feet. Prior to that I was living in an apartment and with the problem I was having. My manager gave me a 60 day notice so I could relocate and not lose my section 8. I’ve been staying at my friends while looking for an apartment but have to move out soon.

I am looking for assistance with the security deposit on an apartment that I have been approved for. I am on SSI and don’t have enough money to pay for the security deposit and first month rent to be able to move in to my apartment so I can get back on my feet.

Thank you, Kathy

Kathy is the 8th person we’ve placed this year and th 694th since we started helping the homeless get into permanent housing back in 2014.

Kendra and her 3 kids, 2/21/19

Please join us today in congratulating Kendra and her 3 kids for ending her homeless situation. In fact, we were ready to place Kendra several weeks ago, but that rental fell through, but she persisted and we were finally able to pay her security deposit so she could move in. Now she and her 3 kids have a place they can call their own again. Read Kendra’s story below:

Dear OTS,

I was living in my own home with my 3 children for 3 years before i was asked to move. i was given a 90 day notice due to landlord did not want to renew my lease. I have been homeless since oct 2018. i been looking for a place i found one but due to housing in a different county my price range change and i was unable to get in the unit so then i had to keep looking for a place which cause me to be homeless even longer.

This is the longest i ever been without a place i been staying pillow to post in my car most of the time. It’s been a long journey for me and my kids trying to find a place that accepts housing is very hard. I’ve stayed in my car most of the time i stayed in motels when i can or at friends house for a max of 2 day due to I’m not on the lease. I couldn’t stay didnt wanna get anyone in trouble. I’m tired of this situation it’s truly humbling

I need help with my deposit because I’m a single mother. I have other moving expensive lik paying my first months rent. Also we all need beds pots and pans blankets lamps tv. I had to throw a lot away when we moved so something to get us started, anything will help.

Thank you, Kendra

Kendra and her 3 kids bring our placements this year to 7 and our grand total since we started helping the homeless get housed back in 2014 up to 693. Read more about us at OTSHB.COM.

Brandi and her 2 kids, 2/14/19

Please join us in congratulating Brandi and her 2 kids for ending their homeless situation today. We were happy to help them with the security deposit so they could move into a home of their own. Read their story below:

Dear OTS,

I was living in my own apartment for 1 year in Indio ca . I lived there with my daughter that is in 9 th grade and son that is 9 years old. My lease expired and i had to move out this has been a hard move for us since they have friends and school that they were very happy with very much also.

I became homeless because my last residence did not renew my lease so i had to find another place to live i had 60 days through the section 8 program to find another place to live. I went through several potential places and had to stay with friends and family. I have found a place and with this program i will be able to settle in to my new home with my two children thanks.

I have been homeless now for 4 months now. I moved out of my place on September 30, 2018. I stayed in a motel for 16 days through the homeless voucher that i received from the calworks program. I had to stay at multiple family and friends for the rest of the time. Then through the holidays had to stay in mission valley until January 7 th when the school vacation was over thank you.

I stayed in a motel for 16 days in Indio ca. I then stayed with my daughter boyfriends sisters apartment in Indio ca she was not having her lease renewed either since she was accepted into the section 8 program so had to leave. From there i stayed in mission valley ca with a friend through the holidays until school break was over and then stayed nights at a friend Lorraine until i move.

I need assistance with my deposit due to the fact i had to stay with people for way longer than expected i depleted my money every month from paying storage fees phone bill, laundry and hygiene and money for gas to get around with my things i have no money saved. These moneys were not usual expenses i incur when I’m stable so i need the help to get back into a place thank you

I’m currently staying with a friend at nights in Indio ca the kids go stay after school she had an extra bedroom due to the fact her daughter is only 3 years old and sleeps with her. I have a blow up mattress in the upstairs bedroom and i have been sleeping on the living room couch in the main part of the ay she has been very nice to me too.

Sincerely, Brandi

Brandi and her 2 kids are the first 3 people we’ve placed in 2019 and the 689th since we started OTS back in 2014. Read more about our work of helping the homeless at OTSHB.COM.

Unique and her 3 kids, 11/17/18

Please join us in congratulating Unique and her 3 kids for getting back into a rental of their own. This single mom lost their last rental when the rent was raised and she could no longer afford to live there and pay for her car note and insurance and bills and other necessities such as gas and lights and food. They have stayed with family and in hotels when they had the money to do so. Based on the budget we built with Unique, it was evident she needed a little help with the security deposit because her financial situation didn’t allow her to pay both the security deposit, first month’s rent, and other other move-in expenses. We will soon be helping this family by providing them essential household goods and furniture.

This family brings our placements this year up to 176 and our grand total since we started OTS in 2014 up to 686. Read more about our work at OTSHB.COM.

Michelle and her son, 11/14/18

Please join us today in congratulating Michelle and her son for getting into their own rental after being without their own home for the last few months. We will soon be providing this family with essential household goods and furniture to give them a fresh start. Read their story below.

Dear OTS,
I was living with my cousin and her two children renting a room for me and my son. I moved in after separating from my husband. My son and I were just getting on our feet. One evening we were a victims of a crime at that home. After the incident both me and my son suffered from anxiety and have been seeing a therapist that advise me to move out of the home because my son suffered the most because he would no longer go into the home and we both do not feel safe after this. Due to this i had to take off from work to attend to my son which put me in a financial hardship. I have been staying with family from August 8th the day the incident happen. I did try to go back until I found a place but my son could not sleep and would cry and we would be up until early morning when he would finally fall asleep this was just for one night. I have stayed with family because I did not anyone else to stay with and they only have a couch for me and my son to share if i could have afford a hotel we would of been there but due to the financial hardship. Where I’m staying we stay in the den on the couch because they already have a house full in which we are very crowded for the time being until I find a home for me and my son. I need help with my deposit because I have less than perfect credit score and my finances are limited due to having to take time off for my son. I also need help with a few things like furniture so that I can make sure my son has a nice place to call home.
Thank you so much,
Michelle

This single mom and her son bring our placements this year to 172 and our grand total since we started OTS in 2014 up to 682. Read more about our work here OTSHB.COM.

Noelle and her daughter, 11/6/17

Please join us today in congratulating Noelle and her daughter for getting into their own apartment after recovering from an addiction. We will soon be providing them essential household goods and furniture to turn their new apartment into a real home and to get a fresh start. Read their story below.

Dear OTS,
The way that I became homeless is because I was a very bad alcoholic. I did not care about anything or any one. I did not pay my bills. I didn’t go to work. I lost everything I lost my family. I lost my home and I almost lost my life. I have stayed at a friends house, a shelter, a church, I have slept on the ground, I’ve slept in a park, I have slept in a car, and I have slept in a rehab. Thank God I finally received help to get sober and can have a place for me and my daughter. The specific assistance that I need is a deposit for this new place that I’ve already been approved. I also would need some furniture if possible, if not I can make to due It would be nice. But desperately I just need the deposit because I just don’t have money right now, but I do know I can afford the rent with my my job. My daughter and thank you very much for your help.
Sincerely, Noelle

This family brings our placements this year to 170 and our grand total up to 680 since we started helping the homeless get into permanent housing in 2014. Read more about us at OTSHB.COM.

Donna, 10/31/18

Please join us in congratulating Donna today for getting into her own apartment today. Read her story below.

Dear OTS,
Due to a medical crisis I had to move California in April to seek the specialized surgery I needed. I have been able to stay with some family but now I need to leave. I was able to get a housing voucher and now I’m waiting for housing to inspect the apartment and I’ll be ready to move in to my own place. I need assistance with the security deposit because I don’t have enough to pay the security deposit and my share of cost. Because I’m disabled I only receive a small monthly income from SSI (Supplemental Security Income). I also need help with a couch, a bed, and a toaster bein I don’t have any of those items. Everything else I will be able to pay .
Thank you, Donna

Donna brings our placements this year to 168 and our grand total since we started OTS in 2014 up to 678. Read more about our work at OTSHB.COM.

Lisa and her 4 kids, 10/27/18

Please join us in congratulating Lisa and her 4 kids today for ending their homeless situation by getting into their own rental. They have been living in hotels and shelters for the last 8 months. We were happy to help this single mom and her kids by paying their security deposit so they could move in. Read Lisa’s story below.

Deal OTS,

I previously rented a 4 bed 2 bath home but let my husband move in after being separated. Domestic violence began almost immediately. I took my kids out and we have been homeless ever since February moving from hotels to homeless shelter and back into hotels for the last 10 weeks.

The crisis that started was domestic violence. My husband was doing meth and decided he was going to our lighter fluid on me in the middle of the night after being awake for four days straight while on a meth induced rage. I packed my kids and I up and left….got a restraining order but was unable to regain my home.

This started February 28th. We stayed in San Jacinto Inn until April around the end of the month. We then entered a homeless shelter called Valley Restart in Hemet California. We stayed there the full 90 days of the program and ended back up in a hotel. Since then we have lived in Motels in Hemet, Westminster, and most recently Garden Grove.

I left my husband with barely more than the cleaning these on our backs. I pay all my Cash Aid at the beginning of the month and then go around to local churches and other agencies that help with rentals. Having a home on section 8 will save us and me from the constant worry. Thank you for any help you can provide.

Sincerely, Lisa

This family brings our placements this year to 167 and our grand total since we started OTS in 2014 up to 677. Read more about our charity at OTSHB.COM.

Christine and her 5 boys, 10/24/18

Today we congratulate Christine and her 5 boys for ending their homeless situation by getting into their own rental. They have been living with family, in a shelter, and most recently in a co-worker’s garage. When Christine called we built a budget with her and after she found a rental that fit this budget we were happy to pay their security deposit so they could move in. Read their story below:

Dear OTS,
When we moved in with my mom we were staying in her living room and since we had no privacy it was always an issue. We moved out of my moms house when she kicked us out about April 18, 2018. One of my closest friends offered us to stay at her house in Riverside, CA then I got into the Path of Life family shelter in Riverside as well on April 27, 2018. We got into the shelter that day. We stayed until our exit date which was August 6, 2018. Due to it only being a temporary stay and me not finding housing my coworker offered us to stay in the garage in San Bernardino until we found a place. I have been spending a lot of gas money from driving from San Bernardino daily because my children’s schools and daycare is in Riverside and work is in San Bernardino. So I need assistance with the security deposit and if possible my first months rent portion. Any help you could provide would be much appreciated.
Thank you, Christine

This family brings our placements this year to 162 and our grand total since we started OTS in 2014 up to 672. Read more about our work of housing the homeless at OTSHB.COM

Robin and her daughter, 12/3/14

Mom and daughter reunited – making our total placements this year to 42 people! Robin and her daughter were living with a roommate who became aggressive and verbally abusive to the point where Robin had to leave for safety reasons. … Continue reading

Michelle and her 3 kids, 11/5/14

Meet the family of 4 that brings our total placements this year to 40 people. Michelle struggles with health problems but with subsidized housing she and her 3 kids were doing fine. Suddenly the landlord decided not to accept tenants who … Continue reading

Robert, 11/3/14

Never lose hope is the lesson we learn from our 36th person placed, Robert! 4 years ago Robert was laid off from his job and things went downhill from there. He couldn’t afford his rent so he lost his apartment. … Continue reading

Garrett, 11/1/14

A quote from Garrett, our 35th person placed, “Are you guys for real?  No one is that nice.” Garrett had been sleeping in the allies of HB for 6 months after he had given up on life because his girlfriend he … Continue reading

Cheryl and her 3 kids, 10/31/14

A changed heart comes out of our 34th person placed!  Cheryl was a homeless mom with 3 kids living in their car. Her one opportunity to get into an apartment was about to be denied by her prospective landlord but … Continue reading

Kemeisha and her 5 kids, 10/13/14

Meet the family that allowed OTS to make our 30th person placed this year. Kameisha and her 5 children had been living in a shelter for several weeks. Their time there ran out and even though Kameisha found a house she … Continue reading

Tammy and her 3 kids, 10/2/14

Today we placed Tammy and her 3 kids, making this family our 21st person placed.  Tammy was suddenly widowed which made things difficult enough but on top of that she has epilepsy and had to miss a lot of work … Continue reading

Janice’s family of 4, 9/29/14

We were just able to help Janice, her daughter Thalia, and Thalia’s 2 children get into their own home, making this family our 17th person placed. This family had been living in their car, struggling to make ends meet for … Continue reading

Phyllis, 9/26/14

Please meet Phyllis, our 13th person placed!Sometimes you may see someone and not even know they are homeless, and that describes Phyllis perfectly! Phyllis is a beautiful woman, and until today she was also homeless. She had been living in … Continue reading

Aaron, 9/19/14

Aaron, our 12th person placed, had been homeless since Christmas of 2013 when he got laid off from his job. He was living in and out of motels when he could.   Three weeks ago he finally found a job … Continue reading

Tametrea and her daughter, 9/9/14

Tametrea and her daughter, the family that allowed us to make our 11th person placed, were renting a place but the ower had to sell it which put this mom and her daughter on the streets.  Unable to afford the … Continue reading

Shane, 8/12/14

Today we placed Shane into a rented room, allowing us to make him our 9th person placed. Shane first contacted us in early July when we first started up Off The Streets – Huntington Beach, and his tenacity in finding … Continue reading

Damon, Nicole, and 2 Sons, 8/9/14

Today we placed Damon, Nicole, and their 2 teenage boys into a rental, making this family our 8th person placed this year.  Their family moved to the area about a month ago and when they couldn’t find a place to … Continue reading

David, 8/1/14

Today we placed David into a shared rented room, making him our 4th person placed. Homelessness would be a serious impediment to David’s path to recovery. David is now in a good place living with a good support group that he … Continue reading

Larry, 7/21/14

We were able to place Larry, our 3rd person placed, into an apartment today by paying his upfront security deposit. Until now, Larry has been staying at the Salvation Army Shelter. Larry has been living in temporary situations since December 2013, … Continue reading

Ryan, 7/10/14

Today we placed Ryan, our 2nd person placed, into his own room by paying the upfront security deposit.  We pray this housing will help Ryan get back on this feet after being homeless for just under a month.  Until now … Continue reading

Kory, 6/19/14

We are happy to report that after our start up in early June, 2014 OTS-HB helped our first person off the streets on June 19, 2014. Kory was referred to us by a pastor from our church. Kory had a job, 30 … Continue reading