Project-Based Voucher Program
The Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program is a discretionary component of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The PBV attaches rental assistance to specific housing units in properties that are determined to be decent, safe and sanitary through the Housing Quality Standards inspection process. Under the PBV program, Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) enters into an assistance contract with the owner for specified units and for a specified term. Tenants residing in Project-based units pay 30% of their income for rent and utilities, and the balance of their housing costs are paid by OCHA. Tenants in Project-Based units are assisted as long as they live in the unit and continue to qualify for the program.
Salerno Project in Irvine *New*
The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will begin accepting applications for Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for Veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness on November 02, 2020 until further notice. The project, hereafter known as Salerno at Cypress Village, is located at 501 Nightmist, Irvine, CA 92618, and will have ten (10) three-bedroom units available for individuals experiencing homelessness, and eleven (11) one-bedroom and four (4) three-bedroom units available for eligible Veterans.
Individuals who are experiencing homelessness, on OCHA’s current Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, and interested in applying for Salerno at Cypress Village may dial 2-1-1 to be connected to an Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES) access point for households experiencing homelessness. 2-1-1 staff will connect you to the provider appropriate to your circumstances for connection to CES. Information regarding CES’s Prioritization Policy may be found online at https://www.ochealthinfo.com/homeless_serv/ces
For the units identified for individuals experiencing homelessness, admission preference will be given to applicants experiencing homelessness and referred by the CES to OCHA. CES will verify homeless preference eligibility prior to referral to OCHA.
Interested Veterans must meet the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) eligibility criteria, which includes, but is not limited to, VA health care eligibility and experiencing homelessness, as defined in the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. Interested Veterans may contact the VA Community Resource & Referral Center (CCRC) for a determination of eligibility at 844-838-8300.
For the units identified for Veterans experiencing homelessness, eligible individuals (as stated in preceding paragraph) who CES refers to OCHA will be given an admission preference.
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Della Rosa Apartments - Public Notice
The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will begin accepting applications for Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for homeless households on April 14, 2020. The project, hereafter known as Della Rosa, is located at 14800 Beach Blvd., Westminster CA 92683, and will have 25 studio units available. Please note, this opportunity is not for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.
Eligible applicants will first be identified and selected from OCHA’s wait list. If there are an insufficient number of qualifying applicants on the wait list, eligible applicants will be referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES). If you, or someone you know, would like to be referred to Della Rosa, you may dial 2-1-1 to be connected to a CES access point for homeless households. For additional information you may contact our OCHA PBV contact, Truc Ho at 714-480-2824. Information regarding CES’s Prioritization Policy may be found online at https://www.211oc.org/coc/coordinated-entry.html
Placentia Veteran's Village - Public Notice
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.
Preference will be given to those who meet HUD-VASH eligibility criteria and referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES).
If you, or someone you know, meets these requirements and would like to be referred to Placentia Veteran’s Village, please contact CCRC at 844-838-8300 for instructions. You may also dial 2-1-1 to be connected to a CES access point for veterans. The application period for this project will remain open until further notice.
Oakcrest Heights Apartments
The 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.
2020 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability
The County of Orange released an amendment to the 2020 Supportive Housing Notice of Availability (NOFA) on March 24, 2020. The 2020 NOFA amendments are as follows:
- Revised Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Term Sheet (Attachment D) to clarify population to be served, outline the loan limit per regulated unit and update the recommended maximum COSR to reflect the capital loan limit
- Clarified the timeframes for eligible developments in the 2020 Supportive Housing NOFA, (Page 1)
The amended 2020 Supportive Housing NOFA and application are available at this link and on BIDSYNC (Bid #NOFA 2020-01).
The purpose of the 2020 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is to make available up to thirteen million in Orange County Housing Successor Agency funds, Federal HOME Investment Partnership Program funds and/or Mental Health Services Act funds to promote the acquisition, new construction and acquisition/rehabilitation of Supportive Housing and 200 Project-Based Vouchers to support Orange County’s extremely low-income households who are homeless.View more information...
OCHA will give preference to applicants who live or work in OCHA’s jurisdiction in accordance with OCHA Administrative Plan.
Project-Based Housing Projects
Click here for a list of OCHA's Project-Based housing projects.