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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August 6, 2018  Oakcrest Heights Apartments is accepting applicationsThe Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) is accepting applications for Oakcrest Heights side-based waiting list. Oakcrest Heights is located at 22733 Oakcrest Circle, Yorba Linda, CA 92887. It is a Project Based Vouchers (PBV) for an affordable housing project consisting of four (1) bedroom and four (2) bedroom apartments. This PBV can only be used to receive housing assistance at Oakcrest Heights Apartments. If you are interested, please click here.

June 14, 2017  Emergency Transfer Plan for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or StalkingIf you are receiving rental assistance from Orange County Housing Authority and are a victim of domestic violence, dating, sexual assault, and/or stalking; please click here to view the Emergency Transfer Plan for instructions on requesting an emergency transfer.

June 23, 2016  OCHA will no longer accept cash payments effective 8/1/2016Beginning August 1, 2016, The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will no longer accept payments made by cash. Accepted payment forms are:
- Personal Check
- Cashiers Check
- Money Order

Money Orders are available through your bank, Walmart stores, and other places. Locations to obtain a Money Order near OCHA office are:

- Western Union - 1701 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA
- Casa Latino Express - 506 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA