Housing Choice Voucher Program


The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program in our community. The Housing Choice Voucher Program (previously known as Section 8) helps cover the difference between the rent a lower-income household can afford and the rent a participating landlord is charging. As of 2021, OCHA is not accepting new applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Contact OCHA at 714-480-2700 to:

  • Inquire about waiting list status
  • Learn how to transport a voucher into or out of Irvine/Orange County
  • Find out which property owners accept vouchers


Are you a landlord interested in helping families secure affordable housing? Visit the Orange County Housing Authority’s Landlord/Owner webpage to learn how you might participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Welcome Home OC 

If you are a landlord looking for new tenants, consider a voucher-holder. The Welcome Home OC Program is the first housing assistance program tailored to Orange County property owners as well as qualified families, veterans, foster youth, and seniors in need of permanent housing. 

Every property owner is eligible to receive:

  • Double security deposit
  • Daily holding fees
  • Protection from damage and losses
  • Signing bonus with their first 12-month lease

Learn more on the Orange County United Way website