Oakland Housing Authority accepts pre-applications when we anticipate housing becoming available within a few months. The families and individuals who have submitted pre-applications are placed on a waiting list that was created through a lottery process. When housing is available, potential residents will be invited to complete the formal application process, and may be offered a home at that time.
During the formal application stage, applicants will be required to present documents that verify income, employment, household composition, and will also be required to submit to a criminal background screening.
Upon completion, qualifying households are given keys to their new homes!
If you have already applied and wish to update your contact information or check your status, visit OHA's Applicant Portal.