The Orange County, North Carolina, HOME Consortium is an entitlement community under the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). Under the HOME Program, local governments are able to join together to form a consortium in order to receive HOME funding for affordable housing.
The Orange County HOME Consortium is made up of four members: Orange County, the Town of Carrboro, the Town of Chapel Hill, and the Town of Hillsborough. The Town of Chapel Hill also receives federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding each year.
Orange County is the lead entity in the preparation and submission of the Five Year Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan describes community needs, available resources, housing priorities, and proposed activities. In the Consolidated Plan, the Consortium addresses the housing needs and goals for all of Orange County. The Consortium allows local jurisdictions to take a regional and collaborative approach to addressing critical affordable housing needs.
The current Consolidated Plan can be found here: 2015-2020 Orange County Consolidated Plan.
The 2020-2025 Draft Orange County Consolidated Plan is open for public comment from March 13 to April 15, 2020. A two-page summary of the Draft Plan is also available. Comments may be submitted in person, in writing by mail or email, or by telephone to:
Erika Brandt, Housing and Community Development Manager
300 W. Tryon Street, 3rd Floor, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: (919) 245-4331
Comments may also be submitted via the online Public Comment Form.
Please go to Orange County’s Home Consolidate Plan web page to learn more.