The City of Yorba Linda cooperates with the Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA), which administers the Section 8 Voucher Program. The Housing Assistance Payments Program assists low income, elderly, and disabled households by paying the difference between 30% of an eligible household's income and the actual rent. This program addresses the needs of overpayment and overcrowding of very-low- and extremely-low-income households through the provision of adequately-sized apartments at affordable rents.
The OCHA releases Section 8 lottery applications on a periodic basis. When the application period is open, the City will post the notice here and will have applications available at City Hall. There is a great demand for Section 8 vouchers and rarely is there sufficient available to meet the needs in Orange County.
OTHER COUNTY PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
The County of Orange also administers rental assistance programs targeting special needs groups, including families whose children are at risk of being placed in out-of-home care, disabled persons, homeless, and the frail elderly. These programs serve extremely-low-income persons and include:
- Family Unification Program provides Section 8 assistance to families whose children are at risk of being placed in out-of-home care or delayed in returning from care because of the families’ inadequate housing.
- Aftercare Program for Disabled provides Section 8 assistance specifically targeted to disabled applicants.
- Shelter Plus Care Program provides rent subsidies to homeless persons with disabilities.
- Hope for Elderly Independence provides Section 8 assistance to frail elderly persons.
Please contact the County of Orange or OCHA for more info on these programs.