OC Housing Authority

Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As concern over the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) increases, Orange County Housing Authority is implementing the following actions temporarily:

OCHA is temporarily suspending all face-to-face office visits for the next 21 days starting March 16, 2020 until April 3, 2020.

All inquiries and questions should be made via phone call, email and by mail. Instead of visiting our office, please call or email your case worker. If you don't know your case worker's phone number or email address, please click here.

If you do not know who your case worker is, please call (714) 480-2700.

OCHA will continue to monitor the situation and update our website as things change.

For more information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) please click here:



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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Latest News

March 18, 2020  Public Notice - Accepting Applications - Placentia Veteran's Villiage

Through a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Orange County Housing Authority will begin accepting applications for one-bedroom and two-bedroom Project Based Voucher (PBV) units, for Veteran households, located at 1945 East Veterans Way, Placentia CA 92870, on 3/18/2020. Please note, this opportunity is not for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

Interested persons must meet the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) eligibility criteria, including VA health care eligibility and be experiencing homelessness, as defined in the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. You may contact the VA Community Resource & Referral Center (CCRC) for a determination of eligibility. For walk-in hours and directions to CCRC please contact 844-838-8300.

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

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March 9, 2020  Public Notice: Mainstream Voucher Program Implementation

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

Beginning March 2020, OCHA will accept applications for our 2019 Mainstream Voucher Program allocation referred from HCA’s Whole Person Care (WPC) Program and the Orange County Coordinated Entry System.

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

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August 26, 2019  We Have Moved

The Orange County Housing Authority office has moved to: 1501 E. St. Andrew Place Santa Ana, CA 92705.

Office hours are: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All staff contact information remains the same (phone numbers and email)