There are several factors that influence how long a prospect may have to wait:
- Your placement on the Waiting List – Based on an individual’s placement position on the Waiting List and the preferences he or she chose determines whether the individual is selected from the Waiting List.
- Funding availability - The OCHA receives specific funding for our program vouchers.
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.