Oakland Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moving to Work, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher, Moderate Rehabilitation, Homeownership, and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs.
Oakland Housing Authority serves Oakland.
|Oakland, California Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Oakland Housing Authority Website: http://www.oakha.org/Pages/default.aspx.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.
For more information, visit the OHA website.
Last Updated on 06/10/2019.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting ListThe status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.
Last Updated on 06/10/2019.
More information about Oakland Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.oakha.org/Pages/default.aspx.
As of September 27th, 2020, it is not known if Oakland Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of 04/10/2019, Oakland Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Oakland Housing Authority manages 11,580 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:
|Homeownership||Family Unification||Tenant Protection||Moving To Work||Ported Out||VASH|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$1,069||$1,893||$1,482||$1,480||$1,790||$1,197|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 4% having issued approximately 3,056 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $18,025 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 11% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
37% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 32% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.
96% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 69% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Oakland Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Oakland Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $458 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,141. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $87.
1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.