Applying for Housing

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.

​​​If you have already applied and wish to update your contact information or check your status, visit OHA's Applica​nt Portal​​​​​