The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list beginning September 18, 2023, 8:00 a.m. PDT through September 29, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PDT. Households that live or work in Irvine are eligible for this affordable housing opportunity. For more information on how to apply, please visit ochousing.org or call OCHA at 714-480-2798.
Income limits for the Housing Choice Voucher Program are as follows:
Applications can be submitted beginning September 18, 2023, 8:00 a.m. PDT through September 29, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PDT in one of three ways:
- Online at: waitlistcheck.com/CA1288.
- Paper application mailed to P.O. Box 11387, Santa Ana, CA 92711. Must be postmarked from September 18, 2023, through September 29, 2023.
- Paper application emailed to: OCHA.WaitingList2023@occr.ocgov.com.
Seniors 50 and older and residents with a disability:
Want more information?
OCHA representatives will be available to answer any questions in person for individuals 50 and over. Details: Wednesday, September 27, from 12-2 p.m. at 20 Lake Road, Irvine, CA
Schedule an appointment with the Keen Center at 949-724-6926 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reasonable Accommodations – Contact OCHA from September 18-29, 2023 at 714-480-2798 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Waiting List Cap: OCHA will open the waiting list for 12,000 applicants, randomly selected and then prioritized by preference.
For more information on how to apply, please visit ochousing.org or call OCHA at 714-480-2798.
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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
FOR PROPERTY OWNERS:
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.