A La Carte and Bundled Programs

  • International & Domestic Destination Services

    Community Connections offers solutions for those relocating or considering a move to California. Our programs include orientation, area touring, housing and school assistance as well as customized “settling in” support.
  • A La Carte Programs

    Orientation An introduction to the area includes information about the following as required: • Geography and brief history of California
    • Climate and weather patterns
    • Transportation: roads, airports, public transportation
    • Commute patterns
    • Official documentation (social security application and California driver’s licensing)
    • California banking
    • Housing: types and prices for rental and purchase
    • School system including registration and immunization requirements
    • Utility sign up
    • Health and emergency information
    • Travel/vacation possibilities
    • Local resources
    • Recreation
    • Entertainment
    • Shopping
  • Pre-decision Consultation

    A telephone or face to face conversation to answer questions those considering a relocation may have. Topics covered as required may be:
    • Housing: types and prices for rental and purchase
    • School system: public and private
    • Transportation and commute patterns
    • Information about towns and neighborhoods
  • Legal Compliance Assistance

    Support and escorted assistance (if required) to complete applications for: A California bank account
    A social security number
    A California driver’s license
    And, if required, school registration and immunizations
  • Lease Signing Assistance

    Consultation, support and escorted assistance (as required) with lease review, negotiation and lease signing.
  • Move-In Inspection Assistance

    Inspection of property prior to move in. Written report on condition of premises with supporting photographs
  • The Preview Program / Familiarization Touring

    • Needs assessment prior to arrival
    • Research and preparation of itinerary
    • Escorted tour of pre-selected towns with sample housing. Down towns, residential areas, government buildings, health facilities, recreational facilities and driving by school campuses will be shown as required.
  • Home Purchase Assistance

    • Pre-decision consultation or orientation
    • Familiarization touring
    • Identification of area or areas suitable for home search
    • Research of appropriate schools for any school age children
    • Referral to one of our partner realtors
  • Escorted Rental Touring

    Tours can be two days, one day or one half day.
    • Needs assessment prior to arrival
    • Research of housing according to preference, needs and budget
    • Identifying housing that pertains to appropriate schools for any school age children
    • Scheduling appointments with property owners or property managers (if required)
    • Preparation of itinerary
    • Escorted touring to view selected properties
    • Welcome packet on arrival (includes local resources and information sheets)
  • School Assistance

    Can include any of the following:
    • Pre-school research
    • Pre-school research and touring
    • Public school counseling
    • Public school registration. Phone and email support
    • Public school registration. Escorted visit to a school district office
    • Information about immunization requirements. Phone and email support
    • Escorted visit to an immunization clinic
    • Private school research
    • Private school research and touring
  • Settling In Assistance

    Information about and assistance with (as required):
    • Needs assessment prior to arrival
    • Orientation - A face to face overview shortly after arrival
    • Explaining the differences between public and private schools (if required)
    • Registering at a public school (including an explanation of required immunizations)
    • Identifying appropriate pre-schools/day care for any pre-school children
    • Applying for a social security number
    • Getting a California driver’s license
    • Establishing a California bank account
    • Signing up for utilities
    • Explaining insurance issues
    • Health and emergency information
    • Resources for recreation, entertainment and shopping
  • Departure Services

    Information about and assistance with:
    • Review of lease and termination letter
    • Pre-inspection walk through (to anticipate any problems, advise on cleaning carpets/windows etc.)
    • Collection of documents for canceling accounts etc.
    • Disconnection of services (utilities and telephone)
    • Closing accounts – memberships, credit cards, bank accounts
    • Pick up of rental furniture
    • Disposal of unwanted items
    • Final move out inspection
    • Return of security deposit
    • Forwarding mail
  • Bundled Programs

    If several a al carte services are required, a bundled program may offer the best value
    Full Service Home Finding Program (Rentals)
    • Needs assessment prior to arrival
    • Welcome packet on arrival (includes local resources, information sheets and application forms for SSN, CDL, etc)
    • Research of housing according to preference needs and budget
    • Identifying housing within the attendance area of appropriate schools for any school aged children (if required)
    • Scheduling appointments with property owners or property managers
    • Preparation of itinerary
    • Escorted housing touring plus follow up research and online support as required
    • Assistance with lease negotiations and lease signing
    • Assistance with the move in inspection
  • Home Finding and Settling In

    • Needs assessment prior to arrival
    • Orientation - A face to face overview shortly after arrival
    • Welcome packet on arrival (includes local resources, information sheets and application forms for SSN, CDL, etc)
    • Research of housing according to preference needs and budget
    • Identifying housing within the attendance area of appropriate schools for any school aged children (if required)
    • Scheduling appointments with property owners or property managers
    • Preparation of itinerary
    • Escorted housing touring plus follow up research and online support as required
    • Assistance with lease negotiations and lease signing
    • Assistance with the move in inspection
    • Explaining the differences between public and private schools (if required)
    • Registering at a public school (including an explanation of required immunizations)
    • Identifying appropriate pre-schools/day care for any pre-school children
    • Applying for a social security number
    • Getting a California driver’s license
    • Establishing a California bank account
    • Signing up for utilities
    • Explaining insurance issues
    • Health and emergency information
    • Resources for recreation, entertainment and shopping
  • Preview Touring, Home Finding and Settling In

    As above with the addition of an escorted familiarization tour prior to the permanent arrival:
    • Escorted preview tour of pre-selected towns with sample housing. Down towns, residential areas, government buildings, health facilities, recreational facilities and driving by school campuses will be shown as required.