Notice is hereby given that Orange County, on behalf of the Orange County HOME Consortium, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Richard E. Whitted Building (300 W. Tryon Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278).

Orange County is the lead entity for the HOME Consortium and as such is required to hold a public hearing on the Annual Action Plan.  The Richard E. Whitted Building is accessible to persons with physical disabilities.  If special arrangements need to be made to accommodate residents in order for them to participate in the public hearing, including interpreter services and/or special sound equipment, these are available upon request: please call the County Clerk’s Office at (919) 245-2130. If you are disabled and need assistance to participate in the Public Hearing, contact the ADA Coordinator in the County Manager’s Office at (919) 245-2300 or TDD# (919) 644-3045.

The purpose of the public hearing is to present the Orange County HOME Consortium’s FFY 2017 Annual Action Plan for the use of HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program funds.  The County anticipates receiving approximately $348,265 in HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds. This amount is based on previous years’ HOME allocations. The County also anticipates receiving $39,782 in HOME program income and the County will provide a HOME Match in the amount of approximately $78,360. The FFY 2017 Annual Action Plan will be submitted to HUD on or before August 15, 2017.

The Orange County HOME Consortium consists of Orange County as the Participating Jurisdiction, and the Towns of Carrboro, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill as member jurisdictions.  Orange County serves as the lead entity for the Annual Action Plan.

In order to obtain the views of residents, public agencies, and other interested parties, the Orange County HOME Consortium will place its FFY 2017 Annual Action Plan on display from Friday, May 5, 2017 through Monday, June 5, 2017 at the following locations during normal operational hours:

  • Orange County Housing, Human Rights, and Community Development Department (300 W. Tryon Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278)
  • Orange County Public Library Main Branch (137 W Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC 27278)
  • Town of Chapel Hill Public Library (100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514)
This document will be available for examination during normal business hours of operation for a period of thirty (30) days beginning Friday, May 5, 2017. The plan will be submitted to the County Commissioners in the evening of Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at which time this documents will be presented for approval at its regular County Commissioners Meeting at 7:00 PM, prevailing time.

The FFY 2017 Annual Action Plan was prepared after conducting a public hearing on housing and community development needs and meetings with the local staff and officials.

The following HOME activities are proposed for funding under the FFY 2017 Annual Action Plan for the Orange County HOME Consortium:

  • Habitat for Humanity - Second Mortgage Assistance ($250,000)
  • Rebuilding Together of the Triangle - Homeowner Repairs ($33,680)
  • EmPOWERment, Inc. -Acquisition ($82,000)
  • Orange County - Housing Rehabilitation ($65,900)
  • Administration - ($34,827) 

Total FFY 2017 HOME Funds for Project Activities     =      $466,407 

Note:  If the final allocation is more or less than the estimated HOME allocation for FFY 2017, the Orange County HOME Consortium will adjust each line item to reflect the percent increase or decrease in the HOME allocation proportional to the increase or decrease.

If Orange County would undertake an activity that would result in the displacement of families or individuals, they would utilize their policy for minimizing such displacement. Furthermore, the County is responsible for replacing all low- and moderate-income housing units that may be demolished or converted as a result of HOME Funds.

All interested persons, groups, and organizations are encouraged to attend this public hearing and will be given the opportunity to present oral or written testimony concerning the proposed plans and uses of Federal funds under the FFY 2017 Annual Action Plan.

Written comments may be addressed to Ms. Renee Holmes, Housing Programs Coordinator, Department of Housing, Human Rights, and Community Development, 300 W. Tryon Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278.

Esta información está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo petición.  Por favor, póngase en contacto con Marlyn Henriquez-Valeiko at (919)245-2498 o en 300 W. Tryon Street, Hillsborough, NC  27278, para la disponibilidad de esta solicitud.