Apply for Section 8

OCHA's Section 8 Waiting List CLOSED September 19, 2017

How Do I Apply for Section 8?

Pre-applications are available on-line only; no paper pre-applications will be available or accepted. Pre-applications are only accepted for open waiting lists. Eligible applicants received through the website will be entered on the waiting list in the order received (date and time).

You may only apply with OCHA once; additional applications will not be accepted.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are unable to complete this application because of disability and/or need assistance in completing this application, please call Leased Housing at (405) 605-3260 or send a request in writing to:

Oklahoma City Housing Authority
ATTN: Leased Housing
1800 N.E. 4th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-3808

What Do I Do After I Submit My Application?

Once you submit your pre-application, it is your responsibility to ensure that all information remains current. When your online pre-application comes to the top of the waiting list, you will be notified by regular mail. If we are unable to contact you because a letter is returned because of an invalid address, your name will be removed from the waiting list.

You are required to update any changes in your name, address, phone number, income and family size.

How Do I Make Changes to My Pre-application Once Submitted?

Please be advised that if you are only trying to make changes to your pre-application, you must submit those changes in writing to the Oklahoma City Housing Authority.  Any changes you make to your pre-application online will not be accepted and may affect your future selection from the waiting list. Please click here(PDF) for the Pre-Application Update/Correction form. 


To complete the pre-application for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), you will need the following information for all persons who are (or will be) in your household:

  1. Full legal name
  2. Social Security number
  3. Date of birth
  4. Annual Income from all sources (before taxes or deductions)
  5. Paper and pen

Once you complete the pre-application, the system will provide you with a confirmation number. Please write down or print your Confirmation Number and keep it for future reference. If you supply an e-mail address your confirmation will be sent directly to the e-mail. Submit only ONE pre-application. Duplicate pre-applications will not be accepted.

Eligibility Guidelines:

The information provided below is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of eligibility criteria.

  • Qualify as an individual or a family, as defined by OCHA.
  • Head of household must be at least 18 years of age or an emancipated minor under state law.
  • Have an annual income that does not exceed the applicable income limits established by HUD, at the time of admission.
  • All adult members of the household must pass a criminal background check.
  • At least one household member must meet HUD requirements on citizenship or immigration status.
  • The Applicant or any member of the family may not owe any debt to OCHA or any other housing authority.

Online pre-applications are accepted at any time while a waiting list is open. After applying, you will receive a confirmation number. This confirmation number shows your pre-application has been received. Applying does not guarantee placement on a waiting list.

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