Oklahoma City Housing Authority

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

Oklahoma City Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs. As of November 30th, 2021, Oklahoma City Housing Authority has 13 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Oklahoma City Housing Authority serves Oklahoma City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Family LIHTC | Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Homeless Supportive Living LIHTC | Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
LIHTC | Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Assisted Living LIHTC | Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Emergency Housing Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Various Properties Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Oak Grove Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Scattered Sites Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Oklahoma City Housing Authority Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Reding Center Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Reding Annex Senior/Disabled Open Until Further Notice
Pablo Duro Moderate Rehabilitation Open Until Further Notice
Martin Luther King Duplexes Family Public Housing Closed

Open Oklahoma City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

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

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

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

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from January 15, 2019 at 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 07/21/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Family LIHTC | Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Family Section 8 Project-Based Voucher/Low-Income Housing Tax Credit apartments at Sooner Haven Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2020, until further notice.

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

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Disabled
    • Disabled person is defined as a person who is under a disability as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §423), or as defined in the Oklahoma City Housing Authority’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program’s Administrative Plan Chapter 3 Exhibit 3-1 which can be found online at www.ochanet.org.

For more information, visit the OCHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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.

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 07/21/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Homeless Supportive Living LIHTC | Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Homeless Supportive Living Section 8 Project-Based Voucher/Low-Income Housing Tax Credit apartments at The Pershing Center is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: According to the OCHA, this waiting list is for "a supportive living center for the homeless."

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

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Disabled
    • Disabled person is defined as a person who is under a disability as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §423), or as defined in the Oklahoma City Housing Authority’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program’s Administrative Plan Chapter 3 Exhibit 3-1 which can be found online at www.ochanet.org.

For more information, visit the OCHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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.

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 07/21/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: LIHTC | Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher/Low-Income Housing Tax Credit apartments at Village at Oakwood is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2020, until further notice.

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

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Disabled
    • Disabled person is defined as a person who is under a disability as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §423), or as defined in the Oklahoma City Housing Authority’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program’s Administrative Plan Chapter 3 Exhibit 3-1 which can be found online at www.ochanet.org.

For more information, visit the OCHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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.

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 07/21/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Assisted Living LIHTC | Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Assisted Living Section 8 Project-Based Voucher/Low-Income Housing Tax Credit apartments at John H. Johnson Care Suites is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: According to the OCHA, this waiting list is for "an assisted living facility for adults 62 years of age and older."

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

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Disabled
    • Disabled person is defined as a person who is under a disability as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §423), or as defined in the Oklahoma City Housing Authority’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program’s Administrative Plan Chapter 3 Exhibit 3-1 which can be found online at www.ochanet.org.

For more information, visit the OCHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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.

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 07/21/2021.

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

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Emergency Housing Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2021, until further notice.

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

For more information, 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) 239-7551.

Last Updated on 07/21/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Various Properties Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Family Public Housing waiting list for apartments at various properties is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2019, until further notice.

Please note: This opening is for the following properties;

  • Ambassador Courts
  • Fred Factory Gardens
  • Will Rogers Courts

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

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Disabled
    • Disabled person is defined as a person who is under a disability as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §423), or as defined in the Oklahoma City Housing Authority’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program’s Administrative Plan Chapter 3 Exhibit 3-1 which can be found online at www.ochanet.org.

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 07/21/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Oak Grove Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Family Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Oak Grove is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, 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 07/21/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Scattered Sites Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Scattered Sites is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2019, until further notice.

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

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Disabled
    • Disabled person is defined as a person who is under a disability as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §423), or as defined in the Oklahoma City Housing Authority’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program’s Administrative Plan Chapter 3 Exhibit 3-1 which can be found online at www.ochanet.org.

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 07/21/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Senior Public Housing waiting list for apartments at various properties is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2019, until further notice.

Please note: This opening is for the following properties:

  • Andrews Square
  • Candle Lake Senior Center
  • Classen Senior Center
  • Danforth Senior Center
  • Hillcrest Senior Center
  • Jeltz Senior Center
  • Shartel Towers
  • The Towers

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

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Disabled
    • Disabled person is defined as a person who is under a disability as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §423), or as defined in the Oklahoma City Housing Authority’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program’s Administrative Plan Chapter 3 Exhibit 3-1 which can be found online at www.ochanet.org.

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 07/21/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Reding Center Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Senior Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Reding Center is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2021, until further notice.

Please note: According to the OCHA, "To be eligible for this property you must elderly or near elderly. Elderly family means a family whose head, spouse, cohead, or sole member is a person who is at least 62 years of age. Among the designated developments, OCHA must also apply any preferences that it has established. If there are not enough elderly families to occupy the units in a designated elderly development, OCHA may allow near-elderly families to occupy the units [24 CFR 945.303(c)(1)]. Near-elderly family means a family whose head, spouse, or cohead is at least 50 years old, but is less than 62 [24 CFR 5.403]."

To apply during the opening period, 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) 239-7551.

Last Updated on 07/21/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Reding Annex Senior/Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Senior/Disabled waiting list for apartments at Reding Annex is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2021, until further notice.

Please note: According to the OCHA, "To be eligible for this property you must be elderly and/or disabled. Elderly family means a family whose head, spouse, cohead, or sole member is a person who is at least 62 years of age. Disabled family means a family whose head, spouse, cohead, or sole member is a person with disabilities [24 CFR 5.403]. OCHA must give elderly and disabled families equal preference in selecting these families for admission to mixed population developments."

To apply during the opening period, 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) 239-7551.

Last Updated on 07/21/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Pablo Duro Moderate Rehabilitation Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Moderate Rehabilitation waiting list for apartments at Pablo Duro is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2021, until further notice.

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

For more information, 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) 239-7551.

Last Updated on 07/21/2021.

Other Oklahoma City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Martin Luther King Duplexes Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) Family Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Martin Luther King Duplexes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on May 20, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Disabled
    • Disabled person is defined as a person who is under a disability as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §423), or as defined in the Oklahoma City Housing Authority’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program’s Administrative Plan Chapter 3 Exhibit 3-1 which can be found online at www.ochanet.org.

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

Sources: This information was verified by the OCHA on July 21, 2021.

Last Updated on 07/21/2021.

About Oklahoma City Housing Authority

More information about Oklahoma City Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://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 11/30/2021, 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 3,751 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,180 28 41 30 18 200 166
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $558 $439 $691 $843 $1,071 $443 $444
Monthly Cost $1,773,056 $12,302 $28,316 $25,304 $19,271 $88,621 $73,773

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