Disney has announced that the Disneyland Resort is the first private donor to the Orange County Housing Trust (OCHT). They have committed $5 million in grant funding to support the project. The OCHT non-profit organization is dedicated to increasing the supply and availability of affordable housing units in Orange County.
“Communities need permanent supportive housing to help address homelessness and the housing affordability challenges impacting nearly every city throughout California,” said Josh D’Amaro, President of Disneyland Resort. “We are proud to support the Orange County Housing Trust with a $5 million grant that will be focused on Anaheim-based projects and look forward to the Trust’s role in addressing this need in our community.”
The grant from Disneyland was needed in moving The Manchester Project, a 102-unit affordable housing development, into its final phase of funding and to groundbreaking in 2020.
More information about the project and grant can be found here.