Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of October 28th, 2021, Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency serves Oklahoma but does not serve Norman, Shawnee and Stillwater.
Open Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency 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 Housing Finance Agency Website: http://www.ohfa.org/.
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Phone: (405) 848-1144.
Emergency Housing Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Emergency Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) is currently open for application from July 20, 2021 until further notice.
For information about applying, review the Emergency Housing Voucher Information here.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .
Last Updated on 08/03/2021.
Open Until Further Notice:
State of 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Waiting List
The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from March 22, 2018, until further notice. It was last open from February 2015, until June 2016.
There are two ways to apply:
- Complete the online application here.
- Request an application via mail by mailing a request with the applicant's full name and address to:
OHFA Waiting List
PO Box 26720
Oklahoma City 73126
This waiting list has the following preferences: Living in a shelter, disabled.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the OHFA website.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (405) 848-1144, or 1 (800) 256-1489, Ext. 299.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 05/30/2019.
About Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency
More information about Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency can be found on its website at http://www.ohfa.org/.
Representatives of Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency may be available by phone at (405) 848-1144. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
HCV Portability Status
As of October 28th, 2021, it is not known if Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
About the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency manages 10,115 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 ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH |
||9,684 ||106 ||51 ||77 ||197 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$482 ||$478 ||$460 ||$1,095 ||$367 |
||$4,666,365 ||$50,618 ||$23,482 ||$84,351 ||$72,375 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency
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 889 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $11,556 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% 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 77% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.
42% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.
65% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 56% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 82% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 34% 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 Housing Finance Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $295 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $556. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $141.
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.