Who is eligible for permanent supportive housing with A Community of Friends?

Any individual, family or transition age youth who meets the eligibility requirements for the property.  

Where to begin:

Start by looking at the ACOF Property Map for the Locations of ACOF Properties nearest you. Then, review the ACOF Property List for Eligibility Requirements of the property you are interested in to see if you qualify. Feel free to contact the property management office number for more information or to inquire if their Wait List is Open.

Documents to prepare for EACH property of interest:

  1. Download the ACOF Intake Form 
  2. Complete an Intake Form for EACH property of interest
  3. Include MHSA Eligibility Certification Form, if you have been approved for MHSA funding as noted on the Intake Form

When you are called for an interview to begin the application process, you will also need to provide a copy of:

  • ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Medi-Cal Card
  • Military Discharge documentation

Ready to submit:

Telephone the Property Manager and advise him/her that you are submitting a form. Confirm that you have the necessary documents. Fax your documents to the property management office.

The Property Manager will contact you when you (or your client’s) Housing Intake Form is approaching the top of the Wait List and a housing opportunity might be available soon. At that time, you (or your client) will be scheduled for an initial interview and begin the full application and verification process.

Please follow-up with Property Management if there are any changes to the information provided on the initial Housing Intake Form.

 Services available at most ACOF properties:

  • Case Management
  • Mental Health Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment Referrals
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Permanent Housing Programs
  • Medication Support
  • Substance Abuse Counseling and Referrals

A Community of Friends has been the leading nonprofit permanent supportive housing developer in Southern California for over 31 years. Our mission is to end homelessness through the provision of quality permanent supportive housing for people with mental illness. ACOF currently holds 43 buildings in its portfolio in Los Angeles and Orange counties, which provide homes for over 2,600 formerly homeless adults and children.