OCHD NEW LOGO 2022If you are experiencing a housing crisis, 
EMAIL the Housing Helpline  or 
CALL the Housing Helpline at 919-245-2655 
(Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm)

White Flag Nights: Cold weather beds information can be found here.

The primary mission of the Orange County Housing Department (OCHD) is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a dignified living environment.

To achieve this mission, OCHD has the following strategic goals:

  • Expand the supply of affordable housing
  • Improve the quality of affordable housing
  • Increase affordable housing choices

For the latest Housing Department updates, check our Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrangeDept

Housing Department Programs

Rental Assistance

OCHD offers several rental assistance programs:

Home Repair and Rehabilitation

OCHD operates two home repair and rehabilitation program for low-income homeowners. To learn more, visit the Home Repair page.

OCHD 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 peoples stay in their homes. To learn more, visit the LHA Program page. The application period for assistance with 2022 taxes has closed. 

HOME Program

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.

Resource Guide

For housing and other resources in the Orange County community, please visit https://www.ocpehnc.com/resources .