Housing & Community Development
If you are experiencing a housing crisis, email HousingHelp@orangecountync.gov
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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.
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
OCHCD offers several rental assistance programs:
- Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
- Emergency Housing Assistance Program
- Rapid Re-Housing Program, operated by the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness
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.
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.
For housing and other resources in the Orange County community, please see the Orange County Resource Guide (PDF).