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If you were not selected to be placed on any of OCHA's Waiting Lists, you may reapply when the Waiting Lists are open in the future.
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You will receive a letter indicating you were selected to be placed on the OC-LRSP Waiting List. Prospects are required to update all address changes via the OCHA Applicant Portal. Prospects are also required to respond to requests from OCHA to update information on their application. Failure to respond by the specified deadline will result in withdrawal of the application without further notice. Therefore, it is very important that prospects access and check the OCHA Applicant Portal regularly.
All contact made with prospects will be by mail or email. If the prospect fails to have his/her mail forwarded, and there are no address changes on file with the local post office, the OCHA may withdraw the prospect’s name from the Waiting List if there is no response within 10 days.
The prospect will be notified in writing that they have reached the top of the Waiting List. At this time, the prospect will be required to provide information on their income and family composition to verify their eligibility for the program. Note that the initial selection process will not begin until mid-to-late August 2019.
Those selected through the lottery will be notified by mail and/or email from OCHA. Status information will only be provided online at https://orangecountync.myhousing.com/Account/Login. Please do not call OCHA for status information. If your legal or mailing address changes, you must update via the OCHA Applicant Portal.
There are several factors that influence how long a prospect may have to wait:
The OC-LRSP vouchers are based on the funding that is approved annually by the Board of County Commissioners. For the Fiscal Year 2019, the OC-LRSP was approved for up to fifteen (15) housing vouchers. Note that once the fifteen (15) vouchers have been utilized, OCHA can only offer housing assistance under the OC-LRSP when someone voluntarily or involuntarily leaves the program unless additional County funds are approved.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program receives a specific number of vouchers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Currently, HUD is not issuing new vouchers to OCHA or other Public Housing Authorities for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program.
The OC-LRSP is NOT the same program as the HCV Program. Each program has a separate Waiting List and now both Lists are closed.