Building Community Power

OCCORD’s mission is to build the power of historically marginalized communities in Orange County. Utilizing community organizing, and policy research, OCCORD pursues policy changes that lead to an inclusive economy, community-driven education, and a responsive democracy.

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In The News

Are Affordable Housing Mandates Working in Orange County?

Does requiring developers to build homes for low-income families in residential projects boost a city’s…

Making it Easy to Watch Local Government From Home

One of Orange County’s smallest cities this week plans to join the growing movement of…

Spotlight On: Neighborhood Unions in Southern California

For over a decade, our affiliate Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) has…

Are Anaheim Community Activists Out-Organizing City Hall on Corruption Reform? 

While Anaheim City Council members lag on efforts to reform City Hall, a local community…

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Calls for Reform, Resignations, Gain Momentum in Anaheim After Corruption Probe

A host of Anaheim residents are stepping up their calls for reform with one community…

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“OCCORD envisions an awakened and organized community with responsive local government, building systems and policies that lead to a community-centered economy, neighborhoods, and schools.”