The Orange County, North Carolina, HOME Consortium is an entitlement community under the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). Under the HOME Program, local governments are able to join together to form a consortium in order to receive HOME funding for affordable housing.
The Orange County HOME Consortium is made up of four members: Orange County, the Town of Carrboro, the Town of Chapel Hill, and the Town of Hillsborough. The Town of Chapel Hill also receives federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding each year.
Orange County is the lead entity in the preparation and submission of the Five Year Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan describes community needs, available resources, housing priorities, and proposed activities. In the Consolidated Plan, the Consortium addresses the housing needs and goals for all of Orange County. The Consortium allows local jurisdictions to take a regional and collaborative approach to addressing critical affordable housing needs.