Orange County HOME Funding
The FY2024-2025 HOME funds application is now open.
The application for the Orange County FY 2024-2025 HOME funding is now open and can be accessed at http://orangecountync.gov/2336/HOME-Program.
The application will CLOSE on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at noon.
See program and submission details below, and please contact Erica Cormack at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides annual grants to states and local communities (called “Participating Jurisdictions” or “PJs”). Participating Jurisdictions (often in partnership with local agencies) use HOME funds for wide range of activities including construction, acquisition, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership, or to provide direct rental assistance to low-income households (defined as households earning no more than 80% of the area median income). It is the largest Federal block grant designed exclusively to create affordable housing. The program’s flexibility allows PJs to use HOME funds for grants, direct loans, loan guarantees, or other forms of credit enhancements, rental assistance, or security deposits.
In Orange County, the Participating Jurisdiction is a Consortium made up of the County and the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. The County serves as the lead entity for the Consortium. The Orange County HOME Consortium accepts applications for HOME funding annually. The Local Government Affordable Housing Collaborative, comprised of elected officials from the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and Orange County, reviews applications and creates a funding recommendation that goes before the governing boards of each jurisdiction for review and approval annually each spring.
All projects must benefit low-income households with income at or below 80% of the area median income or “AMI,” adjusted for household size. The most current HOME Income Limits can be found at: HOME Income Limits.
Applications will not be considered for the following reasons:
1. Project does not align with HOME requirements and eligible activities
2. Applicant has demonstrated poor past performance in carrying out projects or complying with funding guidelines (for example: significant project delays, noncompliance with HOME requirements, etc.)
3. Applications is incomplete (applicant fails to provide all required application information) or late.
- Can the Town help if my landlord won’t make necessary repairs?
The Town has limited authority to intercede in disputes between tenants and landlords, but can assist in assessing the condition of the rental unit if a housing code violation is suspected. Contact Town of Carrboro Housing and Community Services if you are having trouble with your housing situation.
- My landlord is . . . threatening eviction, discriminating against me, refusing to return my security deposit, etc. What can I do?
Email HousingHelp@orangecountync.gov if you are experiencing a housing crisis.
Know your rights.
If you believe you’ve experienced housing discrimination, think you are being discriminated against, contact the Orange County Human Rights & Relations department, 919-245-2487 or Human_Relations@orangecountync.gov
- Where can I find affordable housing in Carrboro?
If you’re looking for an affordable apartment, The Housing Opportunity Finder can assist in the search. In addition to properties owned by nonprofit affordable housing providers, it also includes existing apartment complexes, many of which offer lower rents.
If you’re looking for affordable homeownership, the Town has compiled a list of nonprofit affordable housing providers, who not only provide housing affordability, but also ensure the property remains affordable well into the future. Many of the nonprofits listed also own and manage rental homes and apartments.
The Town’s Community Resources page can also point you to other housing-related resources.
Jones Ferry Road between Old Greensboro Road and Old Fayetteville Road will be closed for roadway repairs scheduled Monday, Feb. 26 to Friday, March 1. Read on...
February is full of community events celebrating Black History Month. We've enjoyed great music and lectures over the last few weeks, but there is still so much more to come! Read on...
The Carrboro Town Council will hold a Council Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. The agenda will be available at https://carrboro.legistar.com. Please note that the Town Council meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20 has been canceled. Read on...