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Online Waiting List Pre-Application


OHA is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities have equal access to OHA forms, notices, resources and services. OHA is currently updating the www.orl-oha.org website to improve its accessibility. In accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), these changes will include design elements taking the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 into consideration.

If the format of any material/content on this website interferes with your ability to access information please contact:

Stephanie Anderson 504 / ADA / Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at (407) 895-3300.

Thank you for applying for housing assistance with the Orlando Housing Authority. We are proud to announce that; The Orlando Housing Authority was selected by The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for participation in The Moving to Work Demonstration Program (MTW). Applicants who are Elderly and/or Disabled will not be affected by the MOVING TO WORK (MTW) Designation.

You will receive more information on the MOVING TO WORK (MTW) initiative when your name reaches the top of the waiting list.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Requests for persons with disabilities and/ or special needs must be put in writing to the OHA Office or emailed: application@orl-oha.org

Please read the following:

Before you begin the application process, please have available your social security card, names and dates of birth of all family members. Also you will need income of all family members. Make sure you have typed correctly all information. Have paper and pen ready to write down your confirmation number.

Submit only ONE application to the Orlando Housing Authority (OHA). Duplicate forms will not be accepted.

Applications can be received online anytime during the wait list period. Applicants will receive a confirmation number to acknowledge successful transmission of the application. By submitting this pre-application information you are not guaranteed placement on any waiting list.

Maintaining Your Status on the Waiting List
If you are added to the waiting list, you will be notified by mail when your name comes to the top of the waiting list or if we are updating our files. If you do not respond to our notifications, or your letter is returned undeliverable, your name will be removed from the waiting list and you will need to re-apply. If your address changes, it is your responsibility to go online and up-date your application with your new address.


  • An applicant must qualify as an individual or family as defined by OHA.

  • You must have a physical address; NO P. O.BOX will be accepted.

  • To get the working preference, you must maintain six (6) months of full-time continuous employment.

  • Head of household must be at least 18 years of age at the time of this pre-application or an emancipated minor by a court of competent jurisdiction, consistent with Florida law.

  • Family must have annual income at the time of admission that does not exceed the established income limits at the time of admission according to the maximum income by family size established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (USHUD).

  • Applicant and all adult members of the family must pass a criminal background check.

  • If you or any family member have a record of criminal activity and/or an arrest within 5 (five) years or is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program, will not be eligible for housing assistance.

  • Applicant and all members of the family must provide documentation of social security numbers for all family members or certify that they do not have social security numbers at the time of initial eligibility interview.

  • Applicant and all members of the family must meet USHUD requirements on citizenship or immigration status.

  • Applicant or any member of the family who currently owes rent or other amounts to OHA or any other housing authority will not be offered assistance until the outstanding balance is paid in full.

  • Changes to your application can be the following ways: mailed to 390 North Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 or faxed to: 407-894-7172 or email: application@orl-oha.org

    For additional information on the MOVING TO WORK (MTW) initiative, and/or to check the status of your application, visit our web site at www.orl-oha.org.

The Orlando Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation in the access to, admission into, or employment in, housing programs or activities.

Begin by selecting your county(ies), programs you wish to apply for and entering your social security number:

Date of birth

Select the programs you want to apply to:


Please enter your SSN twice to get started: