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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.

Housing Choice Voucher Program Landlord Perspective

Housing Choice Voucher Program Tenant Perspective


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April 14, 2021  At-Large Member Recruitment for H&CD CommissionAttention Orange County residents, if you are interested in becoming a member of the Housing and Community Development Commission, please click here for further information ( click here )

December 29, 2020  New Mainstream Vouchers

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) was awarded an additional 100 Mainstream Vouchers in November 2020. OCHA will begin accepting applications for our 2020 Mainstream Voucher Program allocation on January 1, 2021. These vouchers are intended to be used to house individuals transitioning out of Project Roomkey/Homekey and who are connected to Project Tool Belt and will be referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES).

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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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