About Orange County Housing & Community Development Division

The Orange County Housing & Community Development Division is a Section 8 public housing agency in Orlando, Florida.

The Orange County Housing & Community Development Division serves Orange County, Winter Park, Winter Garden, Apopka, Lake Butler, Windermere, Ocoee, Fairview Shores and Belle Isle.

Orange County Housing & Community Development Division Waiting Lists

Orange County Housing & Community Development Division Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Orange County Housing & Community Development Division (OCHCDD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in March 2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

The OCHCDD will notify the public when the waiting list reopens through local newspapers.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.


About the Orange County Housing & Community Development Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Orange County Housing & Community Development Division manages 1,227 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,140 37 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $632 $792 $665
Monthly Cost $720,507 $29,297 $33,241

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Orange County Housing & Community Development Division

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 3% having issued approximately 585 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 42 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $14,797 per year. 86% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% 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, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

53% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

92% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 51% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Orange County Housing & Community Development Division Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 49% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Orange County Housing & Community Development Division voucher holders in 2016 was $413 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,077. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $157.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Orange County Housing & Community Development Division

775 NE 1st Street
Forest Park Apartments is a 31 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Lake Butler. Rents at Forest Park Apartments are $730-750.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Lake Butler.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
2353 Winter Woods Blvd
San Jose Apartments is a 121 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Winter Park.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Winter Park.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1628 River Reach Drive
River Reach Apartments is a low income housing apartment community that provides 2-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Orlando.