06/04/2019: FY 2019 Income Limits issued.
01/03/2020: Thank you Miriam!
12/20/2019: HUD Secretary Ben Carson recognizes the tremendous efforts made by the City of Santa Ana Housing Authority to provide housing and supportive services with the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative in Orange County. This is an important new initiative to target housing assistance to young people aging out of foster care and who are at extreme risk of experiencing homelessness.
12/17/2020: Congratulations to our 2019 Housing Plus Program graduates who received recognition for their efforts at our Council Meeting!
08/16/2019: Thank you David Levy, Program Specialist from the Fair Housing Council of Orange County, for 25 years of service protecting the quality of life in Orange County by ensuring equal access to housing opportunities, fostering diversity and preserving dignity and human rights. For more information about OC fair housing, please visit: https://www.fairhousingoc.org/
07/22/2019: Ground Breaking! Aqua Housing Future Permanent Supportive Housing Development Site
06/06/2019: Congratulations to our 2019 Housing Plus Program Graduates!
Welcome to the Santa Ana Housing Authority. Our program provides rental assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government's largest program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford healthy and safe housing in the private market. With a housing voucher, participants are able to choose their own housing, including single-family homes, town homes and apartments. Housing assistance is then provided on behalf of the family or individual to the landlord.
The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include the family's current residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by HUD and the Santa Ana Housing Authority.
Once a suitable housing unit is found and the family is determined eligible for that unit, a housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the Santa Ana Housing Authority on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the contract rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.
The Santa Ana Housing Authority Waiting List is currently open only for U.S. Military Veterans who live or work in the City of Santa Ana. A DD-214 Form is required. If you are a U.S. Military Veteran who lives or works in Santa Ana, please go to our On-line Application to Submit an Application.
If you want to check on the status or view your application, please go to:
Santa Ana Housing Authority
PO Box 22030
Santa Ana, CA 92702
The Santa Ana Housing Authority is located in City Hall, 1st floor, Building 20, Civic Center Plaza in downtown Santa Ana and is open Monday through Thursday and every other Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
There are three other Public Housing Authorities in Orange County that also provide housing assistance. Click on the links below to be taken to their websites:
There are also apartment complexes throughout Orange County that are required to set their rents at affordable levels. Each complex maintains its own waiting list. Please check our Affordable Housing Database or the County's website for more information.
2-1-1 Orange County runs a comprehensive information and referral system for Orange County, CA. 211OC provides a resource database of health and human services and support, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online and through our multi-lingual hotline, connecting people quickly and effectively to existing programs and disaster response information. Just dial 2-1-1. We connect people of all income levels and language and cultural backgrounds to resources tailored to their needs and circumstances, taking into account accessibility, eligibility requirements and other factors through live assistance from highly-trained and certified Information & Referral Specialists or through our searchable online resource database.
Click here for a Pocket Guide with resources in the North Service Planning Area.
Click here for a Pocket Guide with resources in the Central Service Planning Area.
Click here for a Pocket Guide with resources in the South Service Planning Area.