Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency

100 NW 63rd St, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
(405) 848-1144

Program Details

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency is a Section 8 Agency in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency serves Oklahoma but does not serve Norman, Shawnee and Stillwater.

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Waiting Lists

State of Oklahoma Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on March 22, 2018, and no closing date has been identified. It was last open from February 2015, until June 2016

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. 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, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the OHFA website, or call the office at (405) 848-1144, or 1 (800) 256-1489.

After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/13/2018.

About Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency

More information about Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency can be found on its website at http://www.ohfa.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/13/2018, 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 most recent VMS report, Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency manages 9,993 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardHomeownershipTenant ProtectionPorted OutVASH
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$459$160$720$857$415
Monthly Cost$4,273,650$47,431$60,446$85,669$80,527

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.

Income Characteristics

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.