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Oklahoma City Housing Authority

1700 NE 4th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma 73117

Oklahoma City Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of April 2nd, 2020, Oklahoma City Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Family Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Oklahoma City Housing Authority serves Oklahoma City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Oklahoma City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Oklahoma City Housing Authority Website: http://www.ochanet.org/.

Oklahoma City Housing Authority Phone: (405) 239-7551.

Open Until Further Notice: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from January 15, 2019 a 12:01 am CT, until further notice. It was last open for two days in September 2017; and before that from May 2014, until April 2016.

To apply, complete the online application here.

The waiting list has the following preferences: Families terminated as a result of insufficient funding, Displaced persons (natural disaster or due to government action), Homeless, Disabled. OCHA may limit selection from the waiting list at a 50/50 ratio between persons with disabilities and non-disabled persons.

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

For more information, read the OCHA Apply for Section 8 page, or visit the OCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (405) 605-3248, or write to OCHA, 1800 N.E. 4th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73117-3808.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/12/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Family Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Family Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least June, 2019, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (405) 605-3268; or send a request in writing to: Oklahoma City Housing Authority, ATTN: Public Housing, 1800 N.E. 4th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73117-3808.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/11/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Senior Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least June, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (405) 605-3268; or send a request in writing to: Oklahoma City Housing Authority, ATTN: Public Housing, 1800 N.E. 4th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73117-3808.

Last Updated on 06/11/2019.

About Oklahoma City Housing Authority

More information about Oklahoma City Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.ochanet.org/.

Representatives of Oklahoma City Housing Authority may be available by phone at (405) 239-7551. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/02/2020, it is not known if Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Oklahoma City Housing Authority manages 4,216 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 Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,567 34 64 16 39 241 209
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $542 $433 $627 $910 $599 $424 $438
Monthly Cost $1,932,858 $14,728 $40,118 $14,564 $23,369 $102,246 $91,484

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Oklahoma City 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 12% having issued approximately 328 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $10,056 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

49% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

71% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 62% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Oklahoma City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Oklahoma City Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $237 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $554. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $102.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Oklahoma City Housing Authority

Shartel Towers

5415 S Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+

Fred Factory Gardens

3901 Dunjee Blvd.
Spencer, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Andrews Square

2101 S Harvey Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Scattered Sites

1425 NE 22nd St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Jeltz Senior Center

1316 NE 12th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1 BR

Candle Lake Senior Center

3540 NW 56th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

The Towers Apartments

135 NW 9th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Hillcrest

2325 SW 59th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1 BR

Classen Senior Center Apartments

913 NW 12th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+

Will Rogers Courts

1609 S Rotary Dr
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR

Oak Grove

3301 SW 17th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Ambassador Courts

800 SE 15th St.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Sooner Haven

1444 NE 36th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1-5 BR