Ed Carson, Chair
Vivian Bryant, Esq., President/CEO

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Our Mission

To offer a choice of safe and affordable housing options and opportunities for economic independence for residents of Orlando and Orange County. In accomplishing this mission The Orlando Housing Authority (OHA) has again been declared as a High Performer for the sixth year by the Housing and Urban Development.

About Us

Established in 1938, the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando (OHA) is an independent public corporation, funded primarily by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). OHA is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of the City of Orlando. It is managed by a President/CEO. OHA is not a city Agency.

The OHA operates with three primary goals:

  • To assist low income individuals and families by providing “to rent” housing units in either the public or private housing markets through Section 8 and Public Housing;
  • To manage and maintain its housing and each community’s public space; and 
  • To provide residents with programs and opportunities that promote social and economic enrichment.

RETHINK -  Why Housing Matters