Section 8 Rental Assistance

The Section 8 program provides rental assistance to low and moderate income families, elderly and disabled persons who spend more than 30% of their monthly income on rent. The subsidy represents the difference between 30% of the recipient’s monthly income and the federally approved fair market rent (FMR). This program helps to address problems of overpayment and overcrowding. Further information regarding Section 8 assistance is available through the Orange County Housing Authority and Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Waiting List
The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) from time to time will open and close the waiting list to accept pre-applications for rental assistance. Information is provided on the OCHA website at or call the OCHA at (714) 480-2700.