OC Housing Authority

Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) administers federally funded programs to provide monthly rental assistance to qualified tenants in privately owned rental housing.  The largest such program is referred to as the Housing Choice Voucher Program.  Participants who receive a Housing Voucher can use this rental assistance in a variety of rental dwellings and locations with almost any property owner who is willing to participate in the program.

Housing Choice Voucher Program Landlord Perspective

Housing Choice Voucher Program Tenant Perspective

 

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January 2, 2019  Partial Shutdown of Federal Government

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) administers rental assistance programs on behalf of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Due to the lapse in Congressional Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019, HUD is closed. However, January 2019 Housing Assistance Payments have been issued and OCHA remains open to serve the public.

As further information regarding the shutdown and any potential impact to OCHA operations becomes available, the information will be shared here.

UPDATE 01/29/2019 - February Housing Assistance Payments are anticipated to be issued timely.

January 24, 2019  Notice of Public Hearing: OCHA Draft Annual Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan FY 2019

In compliance with United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, the Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will be holding a Public Hearing to receive public comments on the draft Annual Public Housing Agency Plan for FY 2019. The document will be made available for public review on or before January 31, 2019, at OCHA’s main office, located at 1770 North Broadway, Santa Ana, and on OCHA’s website at www.ochousing.org.

The Public Hearing will be conducted by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., at the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, to receive public comments, and adopt the final Annual Public Housing Agency Plan for FY 2019. Questions regarding the Annual Public Housing Agency Plan may be addressed to Kristine de León at (714) 480-2782 or kristine.deleon@occr.ocgov.com.

For more information in English/Spanish/Vietnamese, please click on "View PDF" below.

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December 27, 2018  Public Notice: Mainstream Voucher Program Implementation

In partnership with the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), the Orange County Housing Authority has been awarded Mainstream Voucher Program funding to provide rental assistance to non-elderly homeless persons with disabilities.

Beginning in December 2018, OCHA will accept referrals for Mainstream Voucher Program rental assistance from HCA’s Whole Person Care (WPC) Program. Additionally, any persons who meet the conditions below may contact the Whole Person Care Program at (714) 834-2182 or OCHA at (714) 480-2747 for evaluation of their eligibility to assistance.

For more information in English/Spanish/Vietnamese, please click on "View PDF" below.

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