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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.

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June 4, 2020  OCHA closing its Project Based Voucher (PBV) Waiting lists

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will be closing its Project Based Voucher (PBV) Waiting lists for Avenida Villas Apartments, Doria II Apartments, Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments, and Capestone Family Apartments. Effective June 15, 2020, preliminary applications will no longer be accepted for placement on these PBV waiting lists.

Avenida Villa Apartments, Doria II Apartments, and Capestone Family Apartments, are affordable housing complexes for chronic homeless/homeless/or at risk of homelessness disabled families who have special needs. Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments is an affordable housing complex for disabled seniors (persons 62 years of age or older), who have special needs.

If your name is already on a waiting list for any of the above properties, you do not need to take any action at this time.

Should the PBV waiting list(s) be reopened, OCHA will publish another Public Notice at that time.

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April 14, 2020  Public Notice - Accepting Applications - Della Rosa

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

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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.

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