The Orange County HOME Consortium is seeking public input on the draft Annual Action Plan for the FY 2021-22 HOME Program. Each year, Orange County receives funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. The County creates an annual plan (the Annual Action Plan) that lays out how HOME funds will be spent in the upcoming program year to address the County’s affordable housing needs and priorities.
For FY 2021-2022, Orange County proposes funding the following projects carried out by three local nonprofit organizations:
- Habitat for Humanity of Orange County (Homebuyer Assistance): Provide assistance to an estimated 15 low-income households for the purchase of affordable homes
- Pee Wee Homes (Rental Construction): Provide funds to develop three (3) units of affordable rental housing for low-income households experiencing homelessness
- EmPOWERment, Inc. (Rental Acquisition): Provide funds to acquire two (2) units to be preserved as affordable rental housing for low-income households
To see the draft Plan in full, visit: http://orangecountync.gov/2336/HOME-Program (under “Plans, Reports, and Forms”)
The public comment period is open from March 29 – April 28, 2021. Comments may be submitted in writing by mail or email, or by telephone to myself using the contact info below:
There will also be a public hearing held during the Orange County Board of Commissioners virtual business meeting on April 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.