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Orlando Housing Authority

390 North Bumby Avenue
Orlando, Orange County, Florida 32803

Orlando Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moving to Work programs. As of October 21st, 2020, Orlando Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Georgetown Square Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Orlando Housing Authority serves Orlando.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Georgetown Square Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Orlando, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Orlando Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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.

Orlando Housing Authority Website: https://www.orlandohousing.org/.

Orlando Housing Authority Phone: (407) 895-3300.

Open Until Further Notice: Georgetown Square Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Orlando Housing Authority (OHA) Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Georgetown Square is currently open. Applications are being accepted from August 31, 2020, until further notice.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the OHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PR Newswire article, as of September 1, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Orlando, Florida.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (407) 895-3300.

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 09/25/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Orlando Housing Authority (OHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2020, until further notice.

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

Income limit information can be found here.

For more information, visit the OHA Public Housing page, or the OHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (407) 895-3300.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/25/2020.

Other Orlando Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Orlando, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Orlando Housing Authority (OHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from September 27, 2015, until October 3, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, 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.

Last Updated on 09/25/2020.

About Orlando Housing Authority

More information about Orlando Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.orlandohousing.org/.

Representatives of Orlando Housing Authority may be available by phone at (407) 895-3300. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:30am to 5:00pm ET. Closed every Friday

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-12:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 10/21/2020, it is not known if Orlando Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Orlando Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Orlando Housing Authority manages 3,984 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:

Standard Family Unification Moving To Work Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 472 33 2,750 37 516 89
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $654 $688 $642 $647 $637 $645
Monthly Cost $308,833 $22,698 $1,764,445 $23,948 $328,587 $57,431

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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