At any given time, a family may find itself in a crisis situation, not have a support system and not know where to turn for help. SPIN helps homeless families with children locate and learn the skills necessary to maintain housing in Orange County and become self-sufficient. We want to ensure that all children in our community have a stable environment in which to learn and grow.

GAPP (Guided Assistance To Permanent Placement) Housing Program

SPIN’s housing program, GAPP, provides financial assistance for housing, including rapid rehousing, transitional housing and rental assistance for families with children.  The foundation of the GAPP  housing program is case management and support services, which are selected to address the underlying issues that led to the client’s current situation and may include job development, counseling, budgeting, credit clean-up, etc.

Who Qualifies?

Homeless Orange County families with children who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including places not meant for human habitation.

OR, families imminently losing their primary nighttime residence.

OR, families being evicted from a private dwelling unit through court order or eviction notice

OR, under some funding guidelines:

  • OC families with school age children sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason

  • OC families with school age children living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations

  • OC families with school age children living in emergency or transitional shelters

  • OC families with school age children living in places not meant for human habitation

If you should have questions, please call one of our case managers at 714-751-1101, ext. 11, 17 or 14 or leave a message at SPIN’s main number, 714-751-1101 and someone will call you back.

View the GAPP/HMIS Privacy Notice.