Oxnard Housing Authority

435 South D Street
Oxnard, Ventura County, California
(805) 385-8041

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Oxnard Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Oxnard, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Family Self-sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher, and Homeownership Voucher programs. As of January 21st, 2019, Oxnard Housing Authority has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Oxnard, California General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on February 13th, 2019. The Family Unification Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on February 13th, 2019. The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on February 13th, 2019. The 4-5 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on February 13th, 2019.

Oxnard Housing Authority serves Oxnard.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Oxnard, California General Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Family Unification Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Project-Based Voucher Open Now
4-5 Bedroom Public Housing Open Now

Open Oxnard Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: Oxnard, California General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  January 15th, 2019  at 09:00 AM  PT - February 13th, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT
  • How to Apply:  Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  Preferences Not Known But Listed on Application.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Oxnard Housing Authority (OHA) General Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from January 15, 2019 at 9:00 am PT, until February 13, 2019 or until sufficient applications are received

To apply during the open period, complete the online application here.

Applicants without access to the Internet can use a computer at one of the locations listed here. On January 15, 2019 and January 16, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, staff members from OHA will be available at the listed locations for any assistance with applying. 

The OHA has numerous housing program waiting lists included on the application. Applicants may choose to apply for multiple waiting lists, using the one application.

There are preferences, and they are listed on the application.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the OHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (805) 385-8014 or TDD 805-385-7210.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/15/2019.

Open Now: Family Unification Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  January 15th, 2019  at 09:00 AM  PT - February 13th, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT
  • How to Apply:  Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  Preferences Not Known But Listed on Application.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Oxnard Housing Authority (OHA) Family Unification Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from January 15, 2019 at 9:00 am PT, until February 13, 2019 or until sufficient applications are received.

Please note: According to HUD, "The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a program under which Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) are provided to two different populations:

1. Families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in:
          a. The imminent placement of the family’s child or children in out-of-home care, or
          b. The delay in the discharge of the child or children to the family from out-of-home care.

2. For a period not to exceed 36 months, otherwise eligible youths who have attained at least
      18 years and not more than 24 years of age and who have left foster care, or will leave foster care
      within 90 days, in accordance with a transition plan described in section 475(5)(H) of the Social
      Security Act, and is homeless or is at risk of becoming homeless at age 16 or older."

To apply during the open period, complete the online application here.

Applicants without access to the Internet can use a computer at one of the locations listed here. On January 15, 2019 and January 16, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, staff members from OHA will be available at the listed locations for any assistance with applying. 

The OHA has numerous housing program waiting lists included on the application. Applicants may choose to apply for multiple waiting lists, using the one application.

There are preferences, and they are listed on the application.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the OHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (805) 385-8014 or TDD 805-385-7210.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/15/2019.

Open Now: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  January 15th, 2019  at 09:00 AM  PT - February 13th, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT
  • How to Apply:  Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  Preferences Not Known But Listed on Application.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Oxnard Housing Authority (OHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is open, from January 15, 2019 at 9:00 am PT, until February 13, 2019 or until sufficient applications are received

To apply during the open period, complete the online application here.

Applicants without access to the Internet can use a computer at one of the locations listed here. On January 15, 2019 and January 16, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, staff members from OHA will be available at the listed locations for any assistance with applying. 

The OHA has numerous housing program waiting lists included on the application. Applicants may choose to apply for multiple waiting lists, using the one application.

There are preferences, and they are listed on the application.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the OHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (805) 385-8014 or TDD (805) 385-7210.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 01/15/2019.

Open Now: 4-5 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Public Housing Waiting List
  • When:  January 15th, 2019  at 09:00 AM  PT - February 13th, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT
  • How to Apply:  Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  Preferences Not Known But Listed on Application.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Oxnard Housing Authority (OHA) Public Housing waiting list for 4 and 5 bedroom apartments is open, from January 15, 2019 at 9:00 am PT, until February 13, 2019 or until sufficient applications are received

To apply during the open period, complete the online application here.

Applicants without access to the Internet can use a computer at one of the locations listed here. On January 15, 2019 and January 16, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, staff members from OHA will be available at the listed locations for any assistance with applying. 

The OHA has numerous housing program waiting lists included on the application. Applicants may choose to apply for multiple waiting lists, using the one application.

There are preferences, and they are listed on the application.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the OHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (805)385-8014 or TDD (805) 385-7210.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/15/2019.

About Oxnard Housing Authority

More information about Oxnard Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.oxnard.org/city-department/housing/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/08/2019, Oxnard Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Homeownership Voucher Program

More information about the OHA Homeownership  program can be found on the OHA Homebuyer assistance web page here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Oxnard Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Oxnard Housing Authority manages 1,566 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,449 3 63 18 33
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $959 $943 $1,058 $1,224 $782
Monthly Cost $1,388,926 $2,830 $66,661 $22,031 $25,819

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Oxnard 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 10% having issued approximately 173 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 37 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $20,191 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 37% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

41% of households included children, 14% of which had two adults in the household. 32% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

89% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 7% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Oxnard Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% 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 Oxnard Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $518 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $968. 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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