Orange County’s business community is partnering with a non-profit housing trust to raise money to build housing for the homeless and other low-income residents.
The trust has already committed to funding a four-story, 102-unit affordable housing development Jamboree Housing Corp. is planning at the corner of Manchester and Orangewood avenues, using money from Disney’s contribution.
Disney Resort President Josh D’Amaro hopes the company’s contribution will spur more companies to donate, saying when Disney acts, others take notice.
“I feel we do have a responsibility,” D’Amaro said. “I think about Anaheim not just as where we do business, but this is our home.”<<
Today is the State of the City speech by Anaheim's Mayor, Harry Sidhu, and tomorrow is the official opening of the Kraemer Emergency Shelter, bringing Anaheim's shelter bed total to 325 beds, reaching the number agreed to between the city and homeless advocates in a court settlement.