Are you having trouble using your voucher?
Can't find a place you can afford with your voucher?
Can't live in the area you want to?
Having trouble finding a unit that is approved?
Landlords have extra requirements you don't meet?
Have you experienced discrimination? What could discrimination look like?
"We don't accept vouchers"
"Your income has to be at least three times the rent"
Landlords not getting back to you
Landlords discriminate for all kinds of reasons (see the Protected Classes on the right) and it may not be obvious that they are discriminating, or why they are discriminating.
Discrimination is more likely when a family has several of these characteristics, for example, when the family is Black, has children, and is using a housing subsidy like a Housing Choice Voucher (aka Section 8).
How OCA could help you!
Help you find a unit
Help you cut through the voucher red tape
Investigate if you may have been discriminated against
Advocate on your behalf to request an extension or exception
Walk you through the process of using your voucher
Know your rights as a voucher holder
You may call our intake line at 860-610-6040 x3590 or complete this form.