Housing & Community Development

The primary mission of the Orange County Housing and Community Development Department (OCHCD) is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a dignified living environment.

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To achieve this mission, OCHCD has the following strategic goals:

  • Expand the supply of affordable housing
  • Improve the quality of affordable  housing
  • Increase affordable housing choices

Housing Department Programs

Rental Assistance

OCHCD offers several rental assistance programs:

Home Repair and Rehabilitation

OCHCD operates two home repair and rehabilitation program for low-income homeowners. To learn more, visit the Home Repair page.

OCHCD is also a member of the Orange County Home Preservation Coalition, a collaborative of organizations that provide home repairs and modifications to Orange County residents and coordinate to ensure high quality program delivery.

Longtime Homeowner Assistance Program

The Longtime Homeowner Assistance (LHA) program provides property tax bill assistance to help people stay in their homes. 

To learn more, visit the LHA Program page.

HOME Program

Orange County is an entitlement community under U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) HOME Investment Partnership Program, and  receives HOME funding that can be used for a wide variety of affordable housing activities. Orange County’s HOME Consortium is made up of Orange County and the towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough.

To learn more, visit the HOME Program page.

Resource Guide

For housing and other resources in the Orange County community, please see the Orange County Resource Guide (PDF).