Project Based

The Ascent Apartments is accepting applications

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will begin accepting applications for Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for persons experiencing homelessness on June 7, 2022. The project, hereafter known as Ascent, is located at 8180 Commonwealth Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621, and will have 57 studio units available for persons experiencing homelessness.

Admission preference will be given to applicants who are experiencing homelessness, eligible for services under the Special Needs Housing Program, and referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES) to OCHA.  CES will verify homeless preference eligibility prior to referral to OCHA.  

Individuals who are experiencing homelessness, currently on OCHA’s Housing Choice Voucher waiting list and interested in applying for Ascent may contact OCHA at (714) 480-2700 for information or dial 2-1-1 to be connected to an access point for households experiencing homelessness.

When calling 2-1-1 please ask to be connected to a CES access point and 2-1-1 staff will provide you the contact information for the provider most appropriate to your circumstances in your service area. You may need to leave a message for a call back for an assessment appointment.

Information regarding CES’s Prioritization Policy may be found online at https://www.ochealthinfo.com/homeless_serv/ces

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The Casa Paloma  Apartments is accepting applications

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will begin accepting applications for Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for persons experiencing homelessness on March 28, 2022. The project, hereafter known as Casa Paloma, is located at 15162 Jackson Street, Midway City, CA 92655, and will have 41 one-bedroom units and seven (7) two-bedroom units available for persons experiencing homelessness.

Admission preference will be given to applicants who are experiencing homelessness, eligible for services under the Special Needs Housing Program, meet the Housing for Healthy California criteria and are referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES) to OCHA.  CES will verify homeless preference eligibility prior to referral to OCHA.  

Individuals who are experiencing homelessness, currently on OCHA’s Housing Choice Voucher waiting list and interested in applying for Casa Paloma may contact OCHA’s reception at (714) 480-2700 for information or dial 2-1-1 to be connected to an access point for households experiencing homelessness.

When calling 2-1-1 please ask to be connected to a CES access point and 2-1-1 staff will provide you the contact information for the provider most appropriate to your circumstances in your service area. You may need to leave a message for a call back for an assessment appointment.

Information regarding CES’s Prioritization Policy may be found online at https://www.ochealthinfo.com/homeless_serv/ces

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The Groves Apartments is accepting applications

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will begin accepting applications for Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for seniors experiencing homelessness on March 28, 2022. The project, hereafter known as The Groves, is located at 30333 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, and will have eight (8) one-bedroom units available for seniors experiencing homelessness.

Admission preference will be given to applicants aged 62 and older, who are experiencing homelessness, eligible for services under the Special Needs Housing Program, and referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES) to OCHA. CES will verify homeless preference eligibility prior to referral to OCHA.

Individuals who are 62 years or older, experiencing homelessness, currently on OCHA’s Housing Choice Voucher waiting list and interested in applying for The Groves may contact OCHA’s reception at (714) 480-2700 for information or dial 2-1-1 to be connected to an access point for households experiencing homelessness.

When calling 2-1-1 please ask to be connected to a CES access point and 2-1-1 staff will provide you the contact information for the provider most appropriate to your circumstances in your service area. You may need to leave a message for a call back for an assessment appointment.

Information regarding CES’s Prioritization Policy may be found online at https://www.ochealthinfo.com/homeless_serv/ces.

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Public Notice

The Orange County Board of Supervisors has authorized utilization of 100 Housing Choice vouchers and 10 Veterans Affairs Support vouchers (VASH) from the Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) in the 2020 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability. This is to support the creation of new supportive housing units within Orange County for veterans and/or households experiencing homelessness with preference for Homekey projects.

Interested and qualified applicants (developers) who can successfully demonstrate their ability to provide supportive housing for extremely low-income households who are homeless are encouraged to submit proposals.

The Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) will be posted at the Housing Community Development website page at https://www.ochcd.org/housing-development on or about January 2022.

For questions regarding the 2020 NOFA, please contact Michelle Zdeba at 714-480-2994 or via email Michelle.Zdeba@occr.ocgov.com

Please note: The 2020 NOFA is not for persons interested in seeking financial assistance or looking to apply for housing.

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Prado Apartments is accepting applications

Through a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Orange County Housing Authority will begin accepting applications for eight (8) one-bedroom Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for homeless Veteran households, located at 16790 Harbor Blvd, Fountain Valley, CA 92704, on 12/3/2021. Please note, this opportunity is not for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

Interested persons must meet the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) eligibility criteria, including VA health care eligibility and be experiencing homelessness, as defined in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

Preference will be given to those who meet HUD-VASH eligibility criteria and referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES).

If you, or someone you know, meets these requirements and would like to be referred to Prado, please contact the VA Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC) for a determination of eligibility. To schedule an appointment and directions to the CRRC please contact 844-838-8300 or 714-562-9803. You may also dial 2-1-1 to be connected to a CES access point for veterans. The application period for this project will remain open until further notice.

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Altrudy Senior Apartments is accepting applications

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will begin accepting applications for Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for seniors experiencing homelessness on September 14, 2021. The project, hereafter known as Altrudy Senior Apartments, is located at 18551 Altrudy Lane, Yorba Linda CA 92886, and will have eight (8) one-bedroom units available for seniors experiencing homelessness.

Admission preference will be given to applicants aged 62 and older, who are experiencing homelessness, eligible for services under the Special Needs Housing Program, and referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES) to OCHA.  CES will verify homeless preference eligibility prior to referral to OCHA.  

Individuals who are 62 years or older, experiencing homelessness, currently on OCHA’s Housing Choice Voucher waiting list and interested in applying for Altrudy Senior Apartments may dial 2-1-1 to be connected to an access point for households experiencing homelessness.

When calling 2-1-1 please ask to be connected to a CES access point and 2-1-1 staff will provide you the contact information for the provider most appropriate to your circumstances in your service area. You may need to leave a message for a call back for an assessment appointment.

Information regarding CES’s Prioritization Policy may be found online at https://www.ochealthinfo.com/homeless_serv/ces

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Westminster Crossing  Apartments is accepting applications

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will begin accepting applications for Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for individuals experiencing homelessness on April 7, 2021 until further notice. The project, hereafter known as Westminster Crossing, is located at 7122 Westminster Blvd., Westminster CA 92683, and will have twenty (20) one-bedroom units available for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Admission preference will be given to applicants experiencing homelessness, eligible for services under the Special Needs Housing Program, and referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES) to OCHA.  CES will verify homeless preference eligibility prior to referral to OCHA.  

Individuals who are experiencing homelessness, who are currently on OCHA’s Housing Choice Voucher waiting list and interested in applying for Westminster Crossing may dial 2-1-1 to be connected to an access point for households experiencing homelessness. 2-1-1 staff will connect you to the provider appropriate to your circumstances for connection to CES. Information regarding CES’s Prioritization Policy may be found online at https://www.ochealthinfo.com/homeless_serv/ces

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Buena Esperanza Apartments is accepting applications

Through a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Orange County Housing Authority will begin accepting applications for twenty (20) Studio Project Based Voucher (PBV) units, for homeless Veteran households, located at 2691 W. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92801, on 3/10/2021. Please note, this opportunity is not for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

Interested persons must meet the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) eligibility criteria, including VA health care eligibility and be experiencing homelessness, as defined in the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act.

Preference will be given to those who meet HUD-VASH eligibility criteria and referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES).

If you, or someone you know, meets these requirements and would like to be referred to Buena Esperanza, please contact the VA Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC) for a determination of eligibility. To schedule an appointment and directions to the CRRC please contact 844-838-8300 or 714-562-9803. You may also dial 2-1-1 to be connected to a CES access point for veterans. The application period for this project will remain open until further notice.

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Project-Based Voucher Program

The Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program is a discretionary component of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The PBV attaches rental assistance to specific housing units in properties that are determined to be decent, safe and sanitary through the Housing Quality Standards inspection process. Under the PBV program, Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) enters into an assistance contract with the owner for specified units and for a specified term.

Tenants residing in Project-based units pay 30% of their income for rent and utilities, and the balance of their housing costs are paid by OCHA. Tenants in Project-Based units are assisted as long as they live in the unit and continue to qualify for the program.

Many of our PBV projects are fully leased.  When a vacancy occurs, OCHA will fill the vacancy from a referral through the Coordinated Entry System (CES).  In order to be referred through CES, interested persons must be connected to CES through an access point.  You may contact 2-1-1 to request to be connected to a CES access point for housing opportunities.

If you are on our current Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list, on the CES list and are eligible for one of OCHA's PBV projects, you will have priority for the project when a vacancy occurs.

If you are on our HCV waiting list and are interested in any of these projects, please reach out to OCHA staff at:  (714) 480-2725 for more information.

To view a list of OCHA's PBV projects click here.
 

2020 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability

The County of Orange released an amendment to the 2020 Supportive Housing Notice of Availability (NOFA) on March 24, 2020. The 2020 NOFA amendments are as follows:

  • Revised Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Term Sheet (Attachment D) to clarify population to be served, outline the loan limit per regulated unit and update the recommended maximum COSR to reflect the capital loan limit
  • Clarified the timeframes for eligible developments in the 2020 Supportive Housing NOFA, (Page 1)

The amended 2020 Supportive Housing NOFA and application are available at this link and on BIDSYNC (Bid #NOFA 2020-01).

The purpose of the 2020 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is to make available up to thirteen million in Orange County Housing Successor Agency funds, Federal HOME Investment Partnership Program funds and/or Mental Health Services Act funds to promote the acquisition, new construction and acquisition/rehabilitation of Supportive Housing and 200 Project-Based Vouchers to support Orange County’s extremely low-income households who are homeless.

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