klahoma City Housing Authority
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You may be surprised who we are
The Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA) is a nonprofit organization operating in accordance with policies established by the Board of Commissioners and statutes administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  We are dedicated to one purpose, providing clean, safe and decent housing for low-income families and senior citizens of Oklahoma City.

Public Housing for Families
Our spacious unfurnished apartments give you and your family room for your lifestyle.  One to five bedroom units are available, and all have a full-size kitchen with basic appliances.  Whatever the size of your family, we have units designed for the amount of living space you'll need.  Most have off-street parking and are located close to shopping areas.  Our apartment complexes, as well as scattered site homes, are located in all quadrants of the Oklahoma City metro area.  Each complex has a Resident Association that can help you meet your neighbors, and these groups are representative of the total resident population.  They work closely with the facility management in all aspects of community living.  Everything we do is focused on offering a better quality of life and to help you feel at home.

Special services are offered to our residents that want to have and enjoy a better quality of life for themselves and their families.  Some services help working parents with low-cost child care and can aid in the growth and development of the family as a whole.  Head Start/daycare, A Chance for YOUth, Boys and Girls clubs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and 4-H Clubs are just some of our programs available.  Also, an Adult Computer Learning Center, a Tutoring Center and after school recreation are available through supervised structured activities.

If you or your family are having some difficult times....
Does the amount of rent you are currently paying take too big a bite out of your monthly income?  Are you and your family living in unclean substandard housing because it's the only rent you can afford?  If you answered yes, here's how we can help:
bulletMonthly rent that is adjusted to your income.
bulletA full-time maintenance division that performs regularly scheduled maintenance on all our properties and handles all residents' requests for repairs.  The grounds around our complexes are groomed and cared for year round.  We are constantly upgrading our facilities to give your a clean modern living environment.
bulletFeeling secure covers many areas, and we have taken care to see that our residents have peace of mind.  Our own armed security force with uniformed vehicle, bicycle and foot patrol officers make their rounds 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The many youth programs, neighborhood watch programs and the drug hot-line have proven to be very effective in waging the war on crime.

Providing affordable, clean and safe housing is just the beginning of the help we can offer.  All of our apartment complexes have their own community/recreation center.  These centers are available to all residents, and activities for children, teens and adults are conducted in these facilities as well as other nearby locations.  Also, modern playground equipment is available so your children can enjoy a safe place to play outdoors.

Affordable quality living
You may be eligible as an individual or a family if your income level qualifies as low or very low based on national standards.  There is no minimum income level, and depending on the number of family members, a family making in excess of $30,000 per year can still be eligible for housing.  Your rent will be determined based on the total income of the individual or family requesting residence.  There are also allowable deductions taken into consideration when determining a resident's rent.  Annual reexaminations ensure that the amount of rent you pay does not exceed 30 percent of your adjusted monthly income.  Should your family's composition or income change during the year, interim reexaminations are made.

You may be eligible:

bulletIf you have a good housing history.
bulletIf you are a family or single person whose income does not exceed established limits.

Public Housing for Seniors
Each development was designed and built with your needs in mind.  Spacious, unfurnished apartments give you room to have the things around you that make it a home.  Efficiencies and one-bedroom units are available.  Each apartment is a private living environment including a full-size kitchen equipped with basic appliances.  With some restrictions, small pets are allowed, so you may bring that special family member.  Our Centers' main dining rooms are pleasantly decorated and provide a healthy noon meal each day.  Every Senior Center development has its own community center with a full-time director for planned activities.

These activities include social activities, arts and crafts, exercise classes, workshops, worship and Bible study classes, adult education classes and lectures.  The Community Centers also provide transportation to nearby shopping centers, medical facilities, entertainment events and tours.

If you like the outdoors, take a stroll on the many walking paths or enjoy a restful moment at one of the many seating areas located around the grounds.  Our Centers' large and comfortable community lounge areas provide the opportunity to make new friends or meet friends and family.

You get special attention
Many Oklahoma City organizations work with the OCHA to provide the support services necessary to assess and continually meet each individual's needs.  Each Senior Center has a full-time on-site staff that is dedicated to ensuring you have access to all the help and services available.  These services include: information and referral, transportation, facilitation of health services, adult education, individual and group counseling, outreach and companionship.

If you are disabled or handicapped, several of our apartments are specially equipped to provide you with as free a lifestyle as possible.  All Senior Center developments are designed to be disabled or handicapped accessible throughout the facility.

Security is peace of mind
Feeling secure covers many areas, and the OCHA has taken care to see that our residents have peace of mind.  We have our own uniformed security force and armed officers on roving patrol 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  In addition, eight-foot iron fences are used to limit entry onto the grounds.  Each Center is equipped with an automatic sprinkler system in case of fire.

Emergency call buttons are located in each apartment, and we use the "Buddy System" to help residents get acquainted and regularly check on their neighbors.  Our Centers are also located close to medical facilities.  Requests for maintenance are handled quickly, so our residents don't have to worry about not having full use of the facilities.

Join our communities
You may be eligible if you, or your spouse, are near elderly (age 50 or older) or elderly (age 62 or older); or if you or your spouse are disabled, no age restriction.

Rent is determined from a cost-of-living scale and is based on the total income of the person or family requesting residence.  Regular reexaminations ensure that the amount you pay does not exceed 30 percent of your adjusted monthly income.  There are allowable deductions taken into consideration when determining a resident's rent.

You may be eligible:

bulletIf you are a senior citizen
bulletIf you are disabled, of any age