Oakland Housing Authority

1540 Webster Street
Oakland, Alameda County, California 94612
(510) 874-1500

Open today from 8:15am to 4:00pm. Closed on alternate Fridays

Oakland Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Oakland, California 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.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Oakland, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Unknown

Other Oakland Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Oakland, California 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.

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 06/10/2019.

About Oakland Housing Authority

More information about Oakland Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.oakha.org/Pages/default.aspx.

HCV Portability Status

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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:15am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:15am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:15am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:15am-4:00pm
Friday 8:15am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Oakland Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Oakland Housing Authority manages 11,174 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,266 76 46 26 8,368 134 258
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,410 $1,154 $1,893 $882 $1,429 $1,738 $1,325
Monthly Cost $3,194,494 $87,672 $87,069 $22,923 $11,956,316 $232,923 $341,860

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Oakland Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

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.

Income Characteristics

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.

Heads of Household Characteristics

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.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

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.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

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.


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