EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2018
OFFICE HOURS FOR THE PUBLIC
The Orlando Housing Authority (OHA) will have new office hours beginning May 1, 2018. Please note the change in operating hours for the following OHA offices: Admissions, Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8, Portability and Public Housing…..Click here to Read More
What programs are available?
The Orlando Housing Authority administers various rental assistance programs in the public and private sector.
Conventional Public Housing
OHA owns and operates over 1,450 public housing units, located in fourteen (14) housing complexes. In addition to providing affordable housing to thousands of Orlando and Orange County residents, these complexes include amenities that enhance the residence quality of life.
Some of OHA Public Housing Amenities include:
- Income based or flat rent participation
- Handicap Accessible
- Family Living
- Computer laboratories
- Security Fencing
- Central Air and Heat
- Ceramic Tile
Public Housing Unit-Mix / Income Limits
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers / Single Room Occupancy (SRO)
Section 8 FAQ’s
Question 1: When will inspections take place?
Answer: Annual inspections are scheduled at least 90 days prior to the effective date of the renewal. Initial inspections are normally completed 14 – 21 days after the request is made. We work diligently to complete initial inspections sooner.
Question 2: When will I get paid?
Answer: The Orlando Housing Authority promptly pays its vendors on the first business day of each month. As a new Landlord, you are required to provide Certification of Attendance at a Landlord Briefing given by the OHA or other qualified Housing Agency (Orange County, Osceola County, etc.). This Certification must be provided before HAP payments can be made.
Question 3: How much does the tenant pay and how much does Section 8 pay?
Answer: Rental payments are based on the client/tenant income, both the landlord and tenant will receive an adjustment slip which clearly details who pays what (landlords remember you will not receive the adjustment slip until everything has been finalized).
Question 4: I have requested a rent increase. When will it take effect?
Answer: In following the HAP contract and OHA policy, requests for rental increases must be received at least 60 days prior to the effective date of the change. The request must be in writing and must have some form of a time and date stamp that can’t be manipulated (the date stamp on fax confirmation is perfect proof that a vendor sent the information into the office.) Rental increases are processed according to OHA policy and only one (1) increase per 12 month period is allowed.
Question 5: What are the procedures to move out?
Answer: Before the Section 8 participant is issued a voucher to move, proper notice in the form of an Intent to Vacate, Mutual Rescission (emergency situations only) or certified letter to either party and from either party must be received in our office. Once this information is received and we receive confirmation from the Landlord that he/she has received proper notice, a voucher will be issued to the Section 8 participant. The same format must be followed if the Landlord or the participant is not willing to renew the lease.
390 North Bumby Avenue Orlando, FL 32803
PHONE: (407) 895-3300
FAX: (407) 895-0820
TDD: (407) 894-9891
TRS / Florida Relay Number: 711
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m