Housing Assistance

Fraud Alert
Fraudulent Service Charging to Sign up for Housing Assistance

 Several fraudulent websites are charging fees to prospective Housing Choice Voucher (commonly referred to as Section 8) applicants to submit an application, along with collecting personal information such as social security numbers, credit card information, etc., falsely stating that this information is needed for a credit check to submit an application. Others falsely advertise that OHA’s Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opened. This is a scam and could lead to possible identify theft!

Housing Authorities do not charge fees to apply to any of their affordable housing programs! Also, the Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard’s Housing Choice Voucher waiting list has been closed since 2013 and is currently not open. Prospective applicants also do not need to pull credit reports to apply for affordable housing programs.
We urge our current and future program residents/participants and partners to be aware of these types of scams and always check our website for official information about our programs and waiting lists.

 The Oxnard Housing Authority administers two principal housing programs, the Conventional Public Housing Program and the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program.  Although both programs were created  to provide decent, safe and sanitary affordable housing for low-income families, the two programs do differ.

Ventura County Income Limits for year 2014
Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
30% 18,650 21,300 23,950 26,600 28,750 30,900 33000 35,150
50% 31,050 35,500 39,950 44,350 47,900 51,450 55,000 58,550
60% 37,260 42,600 47,940 53,220 57,480 61,740 66,000 70,260
80% 48,300 55,200 62,100 68,950 74,500 80,000 85,500 91,050

*The Public Housing Senior Housing Program will soon be accepting applications on a continuous basis from seniors 62 years of age and older or permanently disabled families. Click Here to Apply

How to Apply

When a waitlist opens for one our programs, applications will be accepted on line by clicking on the link below unless otherwise specified by public notice.  Click a link below to view a Power Point presentation on how to apply.
How to Apply English version
How to Apply Spanish version


Public Housing Program
Established in Oxnard in 1945, the Oxnard Housing Authority (OHA) owns and operates 780 units of federally subsidized low-income public housing.  Units range in size from 0 bedrooms to 5 bedrooms and are assigned based on family composition. Click here to learn more…

Public Housing Senior Housing
The Oxnard Housing Authority (OHA) offers affordable housing opportunities for seniors.  OHA has two Low-income Public Housing Senior Buildings. These buildings are designated for elderly, 62 years of age or older and/or permanently disabled families. Located in central downtown Oxnard, residents are able to enjoy the safety and tranquil setting of the area. Click here to learn more…

Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher
The Section 8 tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) assistance program is funded by the federal government and administered by the Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard (OHA) for the jurisdiction of the City of Oxnard in the County of Ventura, CA.
Click here to learn more…

For more information please contact our office:
Oxnard Housing Authority Applications Division
1470 Colonia Road Oxnard, CA 93030 MAIN (805) 385-8014 FAX (805) 385-8032
or send an e-mail to applications@oxnardhousing.org