Orange County Housing Authority’s 2012 Waiting List is Closed

At this time OCHA’s waiting list is closed; therefore, no applications are being accepted. When the waiting list is open, OCHA will post notice on this site.

If you are in need of emergency services, please contact 2-1-1 Orange County at (888) 600-4357 or dial 211.

For Applicants Checking Their Status on the Waiting List

If you are an applicant on OCHA’s waiting list and would like to check your status, please log on to

When you log in, you need to click the link “Don’t have an account”.  The User ID will be the four (4) digit birth year (i.e. 1980, 1973, etc.) and the password is the full Social Security number with no dashes or spaces.

User ID: Year of Birth
Password: Complete Social Security Number (no dashes or spaces)

Please be advised the waiting list website calculates the time left on the waiting list NOT the time the applicant has been waiting.

For example, if the wait time is more than three (3) years, then it will take an additional three (3) years from the day status was checked for the position number to come down to one (1) and for the applicant to be scheduled for an interview.

Note: Waiting list information is updated daily.

Waiting List Inquiries

For waiting list inquiries, please email or call (714) 480-2740.

Applicants Reporting Changes

Applicants on the waiting list should report changes of their address, telephone number, email address, income and/or household composition by completing a Waiting List Change Form. Once “Waiting List Change Form” is complete, the form may be submitted using ONE of the following methods:

Fax: (714) 667-6544
Mail or Drop off: Orange County Housing Authority
1501 E. St. Andrew Pl.
Santa Ana, CA 92705