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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 https://www.211oc.org/coc/coordinated-entry.html

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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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March 9, 2020 
Public Notice: Mainstream Voucher Program Implementation

In partnership with the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), Orange County Housing Authority has been awarded Mainstream Voucher Program funding to provide rental assistance to non-elderly homeless persons with disabilities.

Beginning March 2020, OCHA will accept applications for our 2019 Mainstream Voucher Program allocation referred from HCA’s Whole Person Care (WPC) Program and the Orange County Coordinated Entry System.

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August 26, 2019 
We Have Moved

The Orange County Housing Authority office has moved to: 1501 E. St. Andrew Place Santa Ana, CA 92705.

Office hours are: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All staff contact information remains the same (phone numbers and email)


January 2, 2019 
Partial Shutdown of Federal Government

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) administers rental assistance programs on behalf of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Due to the lapse in Congressional Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019, HUD is closed. However, January 2019 Housing Assistance Payments have been issued and OCHA remains open to serve the public.

As further information regarding the shutdown and any potential impact to OCHA operations becomes available, the information will be shared here.

UPDATE 01/29/2019 - February Housing Assistance Payments are anticipated to be issued timely.


December 27, 2018 
Public Notice: Mainstream Voucher Program Implementation

In partnership with the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), the Orange County Housing Authority has been awarded Mainstream Voucher Program funding to provide rental assistance to non-elderly homeless persons with disabilities.

Beginning in December 2018, OCHA will accept referrals for Mainstream Voucher Program rental assistance from HCA’s Whole Person Care (WPC) Program. Additionally, any persons who meet the conditions below may contact the Whole Person Care Program at (714) 834-2182 or OCHA at (714) 480-2747 for evaluation of their eligibility to assistance.

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August 6, 2018 
Oakcrest Heights Apartments is accepting applications

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. If you are interested, please click here.


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