HOME Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides formula grants to states and localities, called Participating Jurisdictions, to fund a wide range of affordable housing activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or ownership.

In Orange County, the HOME Participating Jurisdiction is a Consortium consisting of Orange County and the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough, with the County acting as lead entity. In 2017, the Consortium was renamed the Orange County Local Government Affordable Housing Collaborative.

The Collaborative coordinates the funding process for the HOME program, accepts and reviews applications from local housing organizations, and presents recommendations to the elected bodies of each jurisdiction for funding approval. Past agencies that have received Orange County HOME funds have used HOME to: 

  • Provide down payment assistance to home buyers
  • Acquire or develop affordable homes for rent or ownership
  • Rehabilitate owner-occupied homes
  • Provide tenant-based rental assistance

PLEASE NOTE: Individuals CANNOT directly apply for and receive HOME funds. The funds are awarded to organizations that then use HOME funds for the eligible purposes above. 

Program Contact

Corey Root 
Director, Housing and Community Development Department
Email: croot@orangecountync.gov
Phone: 919-245-2492
Mail: P.O. Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278

PLEASE NOTE: Individuals CANNOT directly apply for and receive HOME funds. The funds are awarded to organizations that then use HOME funds for the eligible purposes above.

HOME Application for FY22-23 Program

Orange County’s HOME funding applications are accepted once a year and are reviewed by the Collaborative, who provide a recommended funding plan is reviewed for approval by each jurisdiction in the spring of every year. 

Orange County anticipates receiving approximately $375,000 in HOME funding from HUD in 2022. In addition, the Towns and County will collectively contribute local matching funds to the program, and program income from loans made with HOME funds in prior years will be available for award.

Applications for the FY22-23 HOME program were due to the Orange County Department of Housing and Community Development by 5:00 PM on February 25, 2022. This year, applications will be submitted through our online application portal. See below for the link to the application scorecard.

HOME Plans, Reports, and Forms