Below you’ll find information about OHFA's special Housing Choice Voucher initiatives.
OHFA collaborates with the Veterans Administration to administer the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program, which combines rental assistance for homeless veterans in Oklahoma with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics. In order to qualify for participation in the HUD-VASH program, the veteran must be referred to OHFA by a HUD-VASH case manager. Please contact your local VA Medical Center for additional information.
Section 8 tenants may be eligible to participate in OHFA’s Family Self-Sufficiency program. The program takes place over a 5-year period and helps tenants take steps toward achieving their goals. With support from OHFA, participants will focus on financial growth and developing a success plan, including the establishment of an escrow savings account.
FSS participants may choose to enter the path toward homeownership. In this instance, funds formerly allocated to paying a portion of the rent goes toward the paying of a mortgage.
OHFA’s Richard S. Lillard Emergency Housing Assistance Fund provides up to $500,000 annually to help Oklahomans displaced following a natural disaster. The fund was implemented following the May 2013 tornadoes when OHFA recognized the need to get immediate assistance to families without shelter. Applicants may apply for up to $1,500 in funds for up to 60 days after a federally declared disaster that has impacted at least 25 families, and where the Governor has declared a state of emergency.