Orange County Home Preservation Coalition
The Orange County Home Preservation Coalition (OCHPC) is a collaborative of organizations that provide home repairs and modifications to Orange County residents. Born from the Orange County Department on Aging Master Aging Plan process, the OCHPC seeks to increase communication and collaboration among organizations to decrease burden on clients and service seekers, many of whom are older adults. The OCHPC maintains an online database that allows for communication regarding cases as well as facilitates referrals among the various partners. Additionally, we meet on a monthly basis to update and discuss the details of these cases. Employing a unified assessment process, our goal is to provide comprehensive and efficient repairs to Orange County residents in need.
- Orange County Department on Aging
- Orange County Housing and Community Development
- Rebuilding Together of the Triangle
- Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
- Central Piedmont Community Action Inc.
- Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History
- Triangle J Council of Governments
- Hope Renovations
- Town of Carrboro
- Town of Chapel Hill
- UNC’s Partnerships in Aging Program
How to Apply
Contact any of the partners listed above or email Ryan Lavalley (firstname.lastname@example.org), the OCHPC coordinator, to apply. The standardized intake form used by OCHPC partners can be downloaded below.
The OCHPC has completed implementation of a 2-year grant funded by the Southern Energy Efficiency Alliance and are making the program report publicly available. Some exciting highlights:
- Improved communication and collaboration among organizations was helpful to both organizational partners and homeowners in a variety of ways.
- We increased access to and provision of weatherization and energy efficiency services for Orange County residents.
- This also marks the first county-wide data collection effort across the majority of home preservation organizations serving low-income residents.
Check out the full report, including a stellar 3-page executive summary, by clicking here.