About Orlando Housing Authority

The Orlando Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Orlando, Florida.

The Orlando Housing Authority serves Orlando.

Orlando Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Orlando Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Orlando Housing Authority (OHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened for one week in September 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application available on the OHA website. The pre-application was available online only. 

For more information, visit the OHA website, or call the office at (407) 895-3300.

Last Updated on 10/04/2015.

More information about Orlando Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.orl-oha.org/.


About the Orlando Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Orlando Housing Authority manages 3,391 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 Moving To Work Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 247 41 193 2,269 69 482 90
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $572 $605 $636 $595 $589 $582 $540
Monthly Cost $141,398 $24,807 $122,799 $1,350,024 $40,629 $280,643 $48,633

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Orlando 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 6% having issued approximately 557 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 37 years and 10 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 $13,388 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 8% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% 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, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% 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.

38% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

90% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 47% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Orlando Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 88% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

48% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Orlando Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $368 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $652. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $147.



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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