• Fair Housing

    The Oak Ridge Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability.

  • Veterans Assisted Supportive Housing (VASH)

    Currently, the Oak Ridge Housing Authority administers 35 VASH vouchers. If you are a veteran in need of housing assistance you may contact the Veterans Affairs office at 865-670-2369.

  • HUD

    Oak Ridge Housing Authority

    Public Housing Mission Statement

    Our aim is to ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing; create opportunities for residents’ self-sufficiency and economic independence; and assure fiscal integrity by all program participants.

    March 13, 2020

    Dear ORHA families;

    As our country faces the growing pandemic and threats resulting from the Coronavirus and the associated COVID‐19 disease, ORHA is taking appropriate steps to stop or slow the spread of the virus and protect the individuals and families we serve, our staff, and our communities.

    In order to effectively adopt the recommended social distancing practices, ORHA is implementing the following steps immediately until further notice or until further guidance is provided and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or other appropriate entity has determined that normal operations can resume without risk:

    • All payments will be received through the postal mail or drop box only. If staff are unable to receive and record payments, ORHA will not enforce lease or agreement provisions/eviction process.

    • In person recertification interviews will be handled via phone at scheduled time or postposed if needed. Any required paperwork will be accepted via postal mail or drop box only.

    • All HQS and UPCS annual inspections will be postponed indefinitely. Initial and complaint inspections will be evaluated and addressed on a case by case basis.

    • All emergency work orders will continue to be addressed. All other work orders will be evaluated and addressed on a case by case basis.

    Please note ORHA will continually monitor the situation and communicate any additional changes in operations if needed.  ORHA encourages all families to follow the guidelines for frequent handwashing and social distancing as outlined from the CDC.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via email at mcatron@orha.net or via phone at 865-482-1006 ext. 125.

    Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

    Sincerely,

    Maria Catron
    Executive Director

    Oak Ridge Housing Authority

    THE ORHA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS NOW ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS FOR THE HOME GRANT PROGRAM

    Click the link below to view the full advertisement

    HOME BID AD

    CLICK HERE FOR THE HOME BID PACKET

    LEGAL NOTICE

     Notice is hereby given that Oak Ridge Housing Authority (ORHA) will be accepting bid proposals until 4:00 PM (EST) March 20, 2020 for LAWN MAINTENANCE SERVICES. Prospective contractors can obtain a request for proposal packet that specifies bid requirements at the ORHA office 10 Van Hicks Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 or at www.orha.net.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PACKET

    OAK RIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY HIRES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Oak Ridge Housing Authority hires executive director

    If you need to put in an Emergency Work Order Call 865-755-2069

    If you need to put in a General Work Order call 865-482-1006 extension 128

    Business Hours

    Monday 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Tuesday 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Thursday  8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  Friday 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m

    Please note that our office is closed for lunch each day from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm. Documents may be dropped in the drop box during lunch.

    The Oak Ridge Housing Authority is accepting applications for our Public Housing & Section 8 Programs.  If you would like to have your name placed on our waiting list please complete the application. Once you have completed the application and gathered the required information call 865-482-1006 ext 122 to schedule an appointment.

    Board Meetings

    The Housing Authority Board meets as needed, with regular meetings being held at noon on the third Wednesday of each month at 76 Honeysuckle Lane. Special meetings may be called by the Chairperson or in accordance with State of Tennessee Law.