Legacy Square

301 East Santa Ana Boulevard • Santa Ana, California 92701


Applicants selected in the lottery process will be contacted starting in April 2023. Applicants will be contacted in order of lottery number. We appreciate your patience during this process.

For more information, please contact legacysquare@nationalcore.org or call (909) 483-2444.

Legacy Square is a transit-oriented, multi-purpose, affordable housing development adjacent to a future Orange County Streetcar station located at Santa Ana Boulevard and French Street. Legacy Square will replace two underutilized buildings owned by the Santa Ana Methodist Church with high-quality affordable apartment homes and flexible space, bringing new investment to downtown Santa Ana.

Legacy Square will be 100 percent affordable, featuring 93 beautiful apartment homes, more than 1,750 square feet of ground-level flexible space, and a 3,800 square foot community center to serve as a neighborhood hub for events and activities. The community will provide housing for individuals and families with household income-qualifying maximums at various set-asides ranging from 30 to 60 percent of the area median income, with 33 apartment homes reserved as permanent supportive housing for individuals experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness.

Mercy House will provide comprehensive support services, focusing on economic mobility and overall well-being.

“We have great partners in the Santa Ana Methodist Church and Mercy House,” commented National CORE President/CEO Steve PonTell. “Together, we are building a healthy, strong, vibrant community where families have access to opportunities, resources, and essential services within walking distance of their home.”


Total Units (93)

  • 30 One-bedroom
  • 39 Two-bedroom
  • 24 Three-bedroom


  • 25%, 30%, 50%, 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI)

Applications for the property are not currently available, however, should you wish to sign up for the property mailing list, please submit the form to the right and we will email you an electronic flier once the development nears completion.

Anticipated Completion Date: TBD

The application and eligibility process will commence approximately four months prior to the completion of construction. Applications will not be taken and no names or other information will be collected for any waitlist or qualification process until the leasing process is commenced.

Your entry of any information on this website, or into the mailing list, does not place you on any interest list, or waitlist, for future consideration as an applicant. No date for the beginning of the application process has been determined at this time.

Legacy Square architect rendering

Information about the Services Providers

Believing that both people and place matter in achieving community-wide well-being, Hope through Housing concentrates on direct services, partnerships, and other resources right in the neighborhoods that need them most. At the individual level, our goal is to see all people thrive—whether that means helping children do well in school, improving families’ financial situations, providing supportive services to individuals with special needs, or making it possible for seniors to age with dignity in their own homes. These individual successes add up, influencing the community’s quality of life and enabling real change in neighborhoods of poverty, crime, blight, and isolation.

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Mercy House will provide comprehensive case management and support services for formerly homeless residents, building independent livings skills and strengthening family wellbeing.

Become a Resident

All National CORE owned and operated communities do not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities. The person named below has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR, part 8 dated June 2, 1988), in addition to any accessibility or accommodations questions and concerns.
Bill Miller 9421 Haven Avenue | Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 294-6153

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