Project Based

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.

 

2023 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability

OC HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (OCHCD) released the 2023 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on March 20th, 2023, making available up to $67.1 million dollars of Federal HOME Investment Partnership Program (Home), HOME American Rescue Plan Act (HOME-ARPA), Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds (ARPA-SLFRF), to promote the acquisition, new construction, and acquisition/rehabilitation of supportive housing and up to 210 Housing Choice, Mainstream and/or Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Project Based Vouchers for Orange County’s extremely low-income households experiencing homelessness.

Funds are available until the NOFA closes, is replaced by a new NOFA, or until all available funds are committed via Board of Supervisors action, whichever occurs first. Interested and qualified applicants who can successfully demonstrate their ability to provide supportive housing for extremely low-income households who are experiencing homelessness are encouraged to submit proposals.

The NOFA is available at the following County website links:

BidSync: NOFA 2023-01

Please refer any questions to:

Sherluna Vien
Housing & Community Development
1501 E. St. Andrew Pl, First Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92705

sherluna.vien@occr.ocgov.com 
Office: (714) 480-2936

Or

Michelle Zdeba
Michelle.Zdeba@occr.ocgov.com
Office: (714) 480-2994 

 

Valencia Gardens 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 January 16, 2024. The project, hereafter known as Valencia Gardens, is located at 637 West Struck Avenue, Orange CA 92867, and will have three (3) two-bedroom and five (5) three-bedroom units available for persons experiencing homelessness.

Admission preference will be given to applicants who are experiencing homelessness 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 Valencia Gardens 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.

Notice in other languages: SpanishVietnameseChineseKorean 

 

Aurora Vista 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 January 8, 2024. The project, hereafter known as Aurora Vista, is located at 11892 Beach Blvd., Stanton, CA  90680, and will have 20 studio units available for persons experiencing homelessness.

Admission preference for nine (9) studio units will be given to applicants who are experiencing homelessness, eligible for services under the Special Needs Housing Program and are referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES) to OCHA.  CES will verify homeless preference eligibility prior to referral to OCHA.  

Admission preference for ten (10) studio units will be given to applicants who are experiencing homelessness and meet the Veterans Affairs Supporting Housing (HUD-VASH) eligibility criteria, including VA health care eligibility.

Individuals who are experiencing homelessness, currently on OCHA’s Housing Choice Voucher waiting list and interested in applying for Aurora Vista 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://ceo.ocgov.com/care-coordination/homeless-services/coordinated-entry-system

Notice in other languages:

 

Crossroads at Washington 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 January 8, 2023. The project, hereafter known as Crossroads at Washington, is located at 1146 E. Washington, Santa Ana CA 92701.  The property will have 16 studio units, 26 one-bedroom units, and one two-bedroom unit.

Admission preference will be given for 20 one-bedroom units to applicants who are experiencing homelessness, are 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 Crossroads at Washington 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

Notice in other languages: SpanishVietnameseChineseKorean 

 

Mesa Vista Apartments is accepting applications

The Orange County Housing Authority will begin accepting applications for ten (10) Studio Project Based Voucher (PBV) units, for homeless households, located at 2274 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, on January 8, 2024. Please note, this opportunity is not for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

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 Mesa Vista 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

Notice in other languages: SpanishVietnameseChineseKorean 

 

Santa Angelina Senior Apartments

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will begin accepting applications for Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for seniors experiencing homelessness on November 13, 2023. The project, hereafter known as Santa Angelina Senior Apartments, is located at 1308/1320 N. Angelina Dr. Placentia, CA 92870, and will have twenty-one (21) one-bedroom units available for seniors experiencing homelessness.

Admission preference will be given to applicants aged 62 and older 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 before 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 Santa Angelina 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.

Notice in other languages: Spanish, Vietnamese

 

Mesa Vista Veteran Apartments

Through a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Orange County Housing Authority will begin accepting applications for thirty (30) Studio Project Based Voucher (PBV) units, for homeless Veteran households, located at 2274 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, on November 13, 2023. 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 Mesa Vista Apartments, 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

Notice in other languages: Spanish, Vietnamese

 

Mountain View Apartments

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will begin accepting applications for Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for persons experiencing homelessness on July 24, 2023. The project, hereafter known as Mountain View, is located at 24551 Raymond Way, Lake Forrest, CA 92630, and will have 8 one-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, 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 Mountain View 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.

To read the Public Notice in other languages: Spanish, Vietnamese

 

Center of Hope Apartments

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will begin accepting applications for Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for persons experiencing homelessness on March 13, 2023. The project, hereafter known as Center of Hope, is located at 1401 S Salvation Place, Anaheim, CA  92805, and will have 16 studio units available for persons experiencing homelessness. Admission preference will be given to applicants who are experiencing homelessness and is 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 Center of Hope 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://ceo.ocgov.com/care-coordination/homeless-services/coordinated-entry-system

To read the Public Notice in other languages: SpanishVietnameseChineseKorean 

 

Stanton Inn Apartments

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will begin accepting applications for Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for persons experiencing homelessness on March 13, 2023. The project, hereafter known as Stanton Inn, is located at 7161 Katella Ave, Stanton, CA  90680, and will have 54 studio units and 17 one-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 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 Stanton Inn 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://ceo.ocgov.com/care-coordination/homeless-services/coordinated-entry-system  

To read the Public Notice in other languages: SpanishVietnameseChineseKorean

 

Tahiti Apartments

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will begin accepting applications for Project Based Voucher (PBV) units for persons experiencing homelessness on March 13, 2023. The project, hereafter known as Tahiti, is located at 11850 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680, and will have 49 studio units available for persons experiencing homelessness and 10 studio units available for eligible Veterans.
Admission preference will be given to applicants who are experiencing homelessness and is 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 Tahiti 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://ceo.ocgov.com/care-coordination/homeless-services/coordinated-entry-system

To read the Public Notice in other languages: SpanishVietnamese,  ChineseKorean 

 

Ascent Apartments

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

Notice in other languages: Spanish, VietnameseChinese Traditional, Chinese SimplifiedKorean,

 

Casa Paloma Apartments

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

For Spanish/Vietnamese click: here

 

The Groves Apartments

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.

For Spanish/Vietnamese click: here

 

Prado Apartments

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.

for Spanish/Vietnamese click: here

 

Altrudy Senior Apartments

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

for Spanish/Vietnamese click: here

 

Westminster Crossing Apartments

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

for Spanish/Vietnamese click: here

 

Buena Esperanza Apartments

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.

for Spanish/Vietnamese click: here