Which Housing Choice is Best For You?

Tulsa Housing Authority offers several housing options throughout the city of Tulsa, ranging from subsidized housing to market rate housing. THA owns and manages 14 communities including ten family sites and four high rise apartment communities for seniors and individuals with disabilities. THA also has vouchers placed at properties throughout the city of Tulsa that accept Project-Based Vouchers.

THA and other properties have different eligibility requirements based on the HUD program they fall under. Review the information below to learn more about these program differences to help guide you in determining which properties you’d like to apply for.

THA and Other Properties

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
How to ApplyApplicants select the properties they prefer and apply onlineApplicants apply online
Wait Time6 months to 4 years 6 months to 3 years
Selection ProcessApplicants are selected from waiting list, screened for eligibility and suitability and offered available unitsApplicants are selected from the waiting list and screened for eligibility
How Rent is PaidOnce tenant is approved and moves into the unit, they pay their rent portion to the property office based on the lease agreementTenant will pay their portion of rent to the owner/landlord; Tulsa Housing Authority will pay the Housing Assistance Payment (subsidy amount) to the owner/landlord on the tenant's behalf
Additional InformationSubsidy is unit-based (remains tied to unit)Subsidy is tenant-based (remains tied to tenant) and can be utilized wherever the voucher is accepted; can be ported to another city or state

THA and Other Property Application and Selection Process

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Application and Selection Process