Orlando Housing Authority

Procedures for Porting to the Orlando Housing Authority

  1. Notify your Initial Housing Authority (IHA) to let them know you want to move to the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, Florida.  The Initial Housing Agency (IHA) must mail the Portable Packet to the Orlando Housing Authority, 390 N. Bumby Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803  Attention: Admissions and Occupancy Department.    Portable Packets will not be accepted if hand carried by Participant or faxed.  It may take 2 to 3 weeks for the Admissions and Occupancy Department to receive your paperwork in the office. Contact the Admissions Office at 407-894-1500 to see if your information has been received.   You can also check your status via e-mail tmungen@orl-oha.org.
  2. You will be given an appointment for an interview when it has been confirmed that your portable packet has been received.  Interviews are scheduled from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the address indicated above.  You must bring the following items for your interview: 
    Current valid photo identification
    Birth certificates for everyone in the household
    Social Security cards for everyone in the household
     Proof of any and all income
    All adults who are 18 and over and who will be listed in the family composition must come to the interview

    Other documents may be sent by the IHA; i.e., Photo ID for all adults, birth certificates, social security cards, income, Declaration of Citizenship, etc. If these documents are not sent by the IHA to this Agency, the Participant must provide the information. The Orlando Housing Authority (OHA) will make sure that all of the documentation, signatures and/or verification required by this Agency and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are in the Participant’s file.  No briefing appointment will be given if required documents are missing.

  3. The porting family will be given a map and an appointment for a briefing/meeting at the offices of the Orlando Housing Authority after the interview has been completed and when all of the documents are in the Participant’s file. The Housing Choice Section 8 Voucher, Request for Tenancy Approval, and other relative notices will be issued at the Section 8 Portable Briefing.   At this time we will give you the amount of your voucher.

  4. An inspection will be scheduled after you turn in the completed “Request for Tenancy” packet.

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