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 Coalition seeks to increase communication and collaboration among organizations to decrease burden on clients and service seekers, many of whom are older adults. The Coalition 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, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the online application below to apply. The standardized intake form used by OCHPC partners can be downloaded below.
You can also apply online by clicking here.
OCHPC Resources and Information
Pilot funding for designing and administering the Orange County Home Preservation Coalition ended in 2021, placing it at a crossroads. Fortunately, a robust field of research on approaches for building and sustaining coalitions and inter-organizational partnerships exists, and we will be using that body of work to guide the future direction of the Coalition.
Click here to read the 2021 OCHPC Program Evaluation.
In the policy brief below, we describe how, in particular, the collective impact model can provide Coalition partners and invested stakeholders with a structure, best practices and driving questions to help ensure we continue to make needed improvements in the affordable home repair system in Orange County.
Click here to read the Collective Impact Policy Brief
The Community Practice Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Health Sciences prepared a report for OCHPC analyzing the intersection of weatherization, housing, and health. The report explores the impact an inadequately weatherized home environment can have on residents’ health and finances, as well as best practices for targeting weatherization efforts.
Click here to read the 2023 report.