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Download our membership form and mail to the Kennedy Commission. To become a member online, please scroll down.

Your contribution to the Kennedy Commission will help create an environment which will result in the development of additional housing opportunities throughout the county. Your gift, when combined with others, will help: support professional education for those working in the industry of affordable homes; pass ordinances which facilitate the development of housing opportunities and; provide funding for public advocacy efforts.

Your Membership is Tax Deductible
100% of the Kennedy Commission's budget is funded by charitable contributions. About 77% of our funding comes from grants, with the remainder from our Annual Campaign and other fund-raising programs.
Approximately 80 cents of each dollar contributed supports our programs and services.

Our annual donors are encouraged to consider a gift at one of the following membership levels:



$50-150 or more Affordable Housing Professionals, Advocates, Activists and Supporters

$25 Low-Income Individuals and Students  


Government agencies: $200 or more                  

Non-profit agencies with budgets under $300,000 annually: $250 or more                  

For-profit and non-profit agencies with budgets over $300,000 annually:             $1,000- $5,000
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Our Mission
  Yes On HousingWorking for systemic change resulting in the production of affordable homes for Orange County's extremely low-income families.

The Kennedy Commission is a collaborative of community members that advocates for the production of homes for Orange County families earning less than $20,000 annually. We strive to develop solutions to housing needs, affirm the dignity of families with low and extremely low-incomes and to unite communities across Orange County to support the development of homes that are affordable to all residents.
  The Kennedy Commission originally convened in 1995 as an all-volunteer organization. Formally incorporated in 1999, the Kennedy Commission was named in memory of Orange County resident Ralph Kennedy, a pioneer of affordable homes and human rights advocacy. Through our extensive network, the Kennedy Commission works at the local, state, and federal levels to provide education on housing needs and to help create public policy that results in the production of homes that are affordable to those earning less than $10.00 per hour.
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  The Kennedy Commission accomplishes its mission of creating housing opportunities by sponsoring the following programs:
  1. Professional education and collaboration.
    The Kennedy Commission serves as a "one-stop shop" for professionals involved in creating housing opportunities. We keep our members informed of key developments in the industry of affordable homes through e-mail updates and monthly meetings.

  2. Policy research, development and advocacy.
    The Kennedy Commission works to impact policy that will create additional housing opportunities in communities throughout Orange County. Our work in this area has resulted in the production or approval of more than 3,500 affordable rental homes--homes that would not have been possible without the Commission's leadership. The Commission also works to educate local voters about the housing crisis.

  3. Community involvement.
    The Kennedy Commission makes it a priority to involve those that are most impacted by the housing crisis in its work. We also sponsor a "housing hotline" which community members can call for information about opportunities for affordable homes.
  The foundation of our work rests with our committed and compassionate volunteers, Board of Directors and staff. We welcome the active participation of both those directly affected by the shortage of affordable homes and other interested community supporters.
  We invite you to join us in our efforts.
  17701 Cowan Avenue, Suite 200 - Irvine CA 92614 - Phone (949) 250-0909 - Fax (949) 263-0647