Longtime Homeowners Assistance (LHA) Program

The Orange County Longtime Homeowners Assistance (LHA) program has provided funding to help more than 500 homeowners pay property taxes. The Orange County Housing Department administers LHA in collaboration with the Orange County Tax Office and Finance Department. Homeowners can submit 2023 LHA application materials between August 1 and November 15, 2023. Applications will be available online and at Orange County Housing offices.

Find the 2023 LHA application here.

Chapel Hill:

Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Hillsborough:

Whitted Human Services Center
Third Floor
300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough, NC 27278

Please call the Housing Helpline at 919-245-2655 if you need assistance filling out an application.

2023 Program Eligibility:

  • Have owned and lived in Orange County home for at least 5 years;
  • Earn at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI), which is determined by household size
Household sizeHousehold Income
1$56,650
2$64,750
3$72,850
4$80,900
5$87,400
6$93,850
7$100,350
8$106,800


  • Own a home with a property value less than or equal to the below values*:
No. of bedrooms1 BR2 BR3 BR4 BR
Property Value$390,000
$499,000            
$604,000
$748,000


*If all other eligibility components including income are met, staff can make exceptions to these property value limits for homeowners who meet one or more of these criteria:

  • There is someone age 70 or older living in the home
  • There is someone in the home who has a documented disability, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), “to include any (1) individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) individual with a record of such impairment; or (3) individual who is regarded as having such an impairment.
  • The homeowner’s property taxes increased 50% or more from the taxes owed in 2020 to taxes owed in 2023

LHA awards may, but are not guaranteed to, cover the Orange County portion (not the entirety) of 2023 property tax bills. Award amounts will be announced in late December 2023.

If you have any questions regarding the 2023 LHA Program, please contact Alma Alegria aalegria@orangecountync.gov (919) 895-0164.

Videos

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VIDEO IN ENGLISH about the Longterm Homeowners Assistance Program: https://youtu.be/GbDpvvGj_EY?si=nFmhGkZyYnNgx7ob
VIDEO EN ESPANOL sobre Asistencia para Propietarios de Viviendas a Largo Plazo; LHA, sus siglas en inglés): https://youtu.be/kBS4f9lVh7U?si=ActE7UosnHRP0NOM