OHA housing, http://www.oakha.org/section8lh/index.shtml
For the first time in a year, Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) is opening its waitlist, inviting pre-applications for nine (9) different Public Housing and Project-Based Voucher Sites throughout Oakland. Preapp|ications will be accepted during a five (5) day period, from 12:01 a.rn., Monday, September 24, 2012 through 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2012, using a web-based submission process only. No paper applications!
The web URL to submit at is http://www.ohaWaitlist.com
For the third time, OHA will partner with the Oakland Public Library (OPL) and Community Based Organizations (CBOS) to provide access to computers and on-site technical assistance.
Once the waitlist closes on September 28th, there will be a computerized lottery that will be run by an independent third party vendor. During the lottery, each completed pre-application will be assigned a number and drawn at random.
Pre-applications selected in the lottery will be ranked by preferences established in administrative policies that weight scores for applicants who are veterans, elderly, disabled, or who live or work in Oakland. Through the lottery system, approximately 8,000 households will be chosen for all locations included in this Waítlist opening.
Notifications of lottery results will be sent to all applicants Within 120 days of the close of the waitlist--by April, 2013.
APPLY AT THE LIBRARY
If you wish, you can apply at the Oakland Public Library.
Main Branch: 125 -14th street
or at any branch library (download list)
Income requirements: Total household income must not exceed the following:
|FY 2012 Income Limits|
|FAMILY SIZE||Project-Based Voucher -
(AMP 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, & 14)
|Public Housing (AMP 4, 7, & 8)|
How to apply? Pre-Applications will be accepted online ONLY beginning Monday, September 24, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. to Friday, September 28, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.
Site-Based Waitlists: Applicants can submit a pre-application to one or more of the following sites listed below online. A lottery will be conducted for each of the established site-based waiting lists.
Computer/Internet Access: If you do not have Internet access at home, assistance is available for completing the pre-application at the following locations:
Oakland Housing Authority West District Office:
Oakland Public Library Locations:
An OHA staff person will be on-site to assist applicants at designated Oakland Public Library locations during each branch's scheduled business hours.