Steadfast Companies

Our mission is to pursue real estate opportunities responsibly and with integrity for the benefit of our investors, partners, tenants, employees, company and the community.

Core Values and Mission

Building Value, Pursuing Excellence

Steadfast’s five Core Values — Proceed with Integrity, Value People, Embrace Opportunities, Pursue Excellence and Do Good as We Do Well — have been the cornerstone upon which the company has built a 20-year track record focused on capitalizing on real estate investment opportunities for its own account and on behalf of institutional partners. Steadfast Companies’ investment philosophy and Core Values have allowed it to develop strong relationships with lending institutions, national tenants, institutional investors and industry partners.

Community Outeach – Doing Good as We Do Well

Guided by both our corporate mission and core values, Steadfast Companies is a loyal supporter of numerous community-outreach organizations that provide a diverse range of housing and social services to the children and families residing in the communities in which we do business.

Affordable Housing Access (AHA)

Affordable Housing Access (AHA) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in 1999. AHA is dedicated to creating and preserving quality affordable housing for low – and moderate-income families, individuals and seniors. AHA and its developer partners have acquired or rehabilitated more than 20,000 affordable housing apartments and homes throughout the West.


In response to the overwhelming needs of parents and families, Jim Burns founded HomeWord in 1985. HomeWord is a Christian organization that provides assistance to adults worldwide as they help young people make wise decisions and lead positive, vibrant, Christian lifestyles. Multiplication and Leverage: While absolutely committed to young people, HomeWord equips parents, grandparents and youth leaders who reach out to kids. By equipping adults, and leveraging those adults to reach kids, HomeWord reaches more young people more cost-effectively.

Isaiah House

Isaiah House of the Orange County Catholic Worker has served poor people with dignity since 1987. Located in Santa Ana’s eastside barrio on Cypress Street, this house of hospitality is open to people in need. Respectful personal attention is at the organization’s service.

Isaiah House offers formal meals for the homeless, shelter, bags of food and clothing, showers, emergency assistance, a relaxing backyard, and always a friendly ear and kind words of support.

Novaland Youth Development Centers

Steadfast is a major supporter of the Novaland Youth Development Centers — an organization that is committed to providing unique and holistic (spiritual, educational, social, physical, and emotional) programs to at-risk children, young adults, and families within many of Steadfast’s residential communities.

The Novaland Youth Development Centers accomplishes this through its innovative CORE Program and General Assistance Program which utilize:

  • Individual Mentors
  • The After-School Program
  • Assistance with homework and special areas of study
  • Support of school teachers and administrators
  • Individual Tutoring Program for each child
  • Interactions with social services, foster-care adults, and law enforcement officials
  • Exciting field trips to expand the horizons of children
  • Family services tailored to the needs of individual families respecting each family’s history, experience, culture, and knowledge/education
  • Activities specifically for Teens
  • Personal development for kids and their families through local resources, guest speakers, and churches
  • Seminars for family and community development

The Novaland Youth Development Centers’ main offices are housed in the Irvine offices of Steadfast Companies. For more information on The Novaland Youth Development Centers contact us at (949) 852-0700 x4128.

Orange County Rescue Mission – The Village of Hope

The Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope is a 192-bed transitional housing program for homeless men, women and children, opened in March 2008 with the arrival of 30 men from the Rescue Mission’s shelter in Santa Ana. The Children’s Dream Center, a 6,000 square-foot center located on the Village campus, was completed three months later in July and the Rescue Mission began admitting single homeless women with children and also intact families.

The Village of Hope serves homeless single men, single women, single women with children, single men with children, and two-parent families. The largest homeless subpopulation on the Village of Hope campus is single women with children.

Orangewood Children’s Foundation – The Rising Tide

Orangewood Children’s Foundation began over 30 years ago with a vision to build a facility to shelter Orange County children who were the victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment.

In a unique effort that is proving to be a model for nationwide replication, Orangewood Children’s Foundation has partnered with a group of concerned business leaders to implement the innovative Rising Tide Communities, a holistic program that provides a complete range of independent living services. Orangewood Children’s Foundation currently utilizes two residential apartment complexes for this program, Flanders Pointe in Tustin and Orange Tree in Garden Grove. A number of apartments in each complex are set aside from the general public for use by the youth. An on-site community coordinator provides structured guidance, advice and counseling on a variety of topics and plays a critical role in crisis intervention.

Project Access

Project Access strives to be the leading provider of vital health, education and employment services to families, children and seniors living in low-income housing communities. Our goal is to help keep family members employed, children in school, and seniors active.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

The primary work of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is acquiring and distributing donated and surplus food. Food sources include local grocery stores and supermarket chains, food manufacturers and distributors, restaurants, trade shows, harvesting efforts, food drives, the government, and private individuals.

Young Life

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.

So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.

We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.

This is the first step of a lifelong journey: the choices they make today, based upon God’s love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All are ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.

*The information above is specific to Steadfast Companies, the sponsor of Steadfast Apartment REIT, and reflects properties owned and/or managed. Investors are not making an investment in Steadfast Companies. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.