Creating Systematic Change


The Kennedy Commission is a community-based non-profit that works with residents and community organizations to increase the production of homes affordable to lower income households in Orange County. Originally convened as an all-volunteer organization, the Kennedy Commission was formed in 2001 and named in honor of Ralph Kennedy, a pioneer for the homeless, affordable homes and human rights advocacy in Orange County.

The Kennedy Commission develops housing solutions that affirm the dignity of families with very low- and extremely low-incomes and unites communities across Orange County to development homes affordable to all.



Our mission is to create the systemic change required to increase the production of homes affordable to Orange County’s extremely low-income households.


New Developments

These are a few new affordable housing developments in Orange County that resulted from the work of the Kennedy Commission.