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Waiting list to open soon for new OC Local Rent Supplement Program

The Orange County Local Rent Supplement Program (OC-LRSP) is a new rental subsidy (voucher) program approved by the Board of County Commissioners and administered by the Orange County Housing Authority. The OC-LRSP was created to further the County’s efforts to expand affordable housing opportunities for local residents. It is available to Orange County residents only.

The OC-LRSP is NOT the same program as the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)/Section 8 Program that has a separate Waiting List, which remains closed. A person currently on the HCV/Section 8 Waiting List CAN apply for the OC-LRSP.

To be eligible to apply for the new rental subsidy, an applicant’s household income must be at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Orange County. The amount of the subsidy/voucher will be based on household size. There are also a limited number of security and utility deposit grants that can be provided subject to the availability of funds and at the sole discretion of Orange County.
  • Click here for more information, including a link to the online application.
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Orange County Solid Waste announces fee waiver for removal of storm debris caused by April storms

Orange County Solid Waste has announced that homeowners impacted by the storms that hit Orange County on April 19 are eligible to have their solid waste disposal fees waived when bringing storm-related debris to the Orange County Landfill.

The following applies:

If a resident used the County’s landfill located at 1514 Eubanks Road to dispose of material due to the April storm event, they can request a reimbursement of the fees paid. This only applies to residents located within the impacted area. Residents that are still removing debris as a result of the storm and would like to have the fees waived must:
  • Call or Email the Department to request a waiver and receive a unique ID number
  • Live within the identified impacted area
  • Adhere to the size limits for logs
  • Maximum of 12 feet in length
  • Maximum of 14 inches in diameter
If tractor-trailers are being used, the hauler will be responsible for offloading the material without assistance.

The resident or designated hauler must provide the unique ID number at the weigh station when delivering material to the landfill or tip fees may apply.

How to apply

Impacted residents may call Solid Waste Management at (919) 968-2788 or email us at to request a waiver. Please include the street address of the property so we can determine if you are in the identified impact area. Residents who have already disposed of storm-related debris at the county landfill may contact SWM to request a refund.
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Upcoming events at the Orange County libraries

Mad Science of the Triangle, “Walking on the Moon”
Main Library
Best for ages 5 and up with a caregiver.
Monday, June 17

Travel 238,900 miles above the earth as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of humans’ first landing on the moon. What's it like to travel in space? With the help of some volunteers, kids will learn what it's like to explore space and the space technology used on earth today!

Tech Classes at the Cybrary
Library Masterclass: Search Like a Librarian
Carrboro Cybrary

Thursday, June 20, 3 p.m.

Learn tips and tricks for better Google and other search engine results.

Pride Storytime
Carrboro Branch Library
Pre-K through Kindergarten
Saturday, June 22

Pride Storytime with guest readers Alicia Stemper and Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle. Storytime to be followed by 30-minute make-and-take craft activity for families.

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Orange County to host a discussion exploring a little known end of life option

The Orange County Department on Aging invites the public to attend a discussion on the Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking (VSED): A Little Known End of Life Option.

The discussion will take place on Thursday, June 27, from 5-7 p.m. at the Passmore Center, located at 103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough. The event is free and open to the public.

Participants are asked to register by Tuesday, June 25. For more information and to register, please call the Passmore Center at 919-245-2015.

The Project EngAGE End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team, a program of the Orange County Department on Aging, proudly hosts Elliott and Susan Schaffer for a discussion of the medical, ethical and legal issues involving VSED. They will share the end of life story of Susan’s mother, Beatrice Belopolsky, a resident of a retirement community in New Jersey.

Elliott Schaffer, MD, is a retired geriatrician who was formerly the Medical Director at Martins Run Life Care Community in Media, Pa. Susan Schaffer, JD, is a retired attorney who was formerly Senior Counsel at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.

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