HOME Projects 2000 - 2001







Coordinate Grant activities with the Orange County HOME Consortium (Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Orange Co.)


2000 2001 Activities: The Council held two public hearings on the use of $536,550 of HOME Program funds for 2000 2001. On 4/24/00, the Council approved the following activities The County Commissioners, and the Boards of Carrboro and Hillsborough also approved the plan.



Property Acquisition - $120,000

(OPC Mental Health.)



OPC Mental Health will work with EmPOWERment to purchase and renovate properties on Dillard Street in Carrboro. The properties will be rented to lower income individuals.


Rehabilitation - $30,000

Orange Community Housing and Land Trust


$30,000 was budgeted to the Orange Community Housing Corporation to continue operation of the Urgent Repair Program. These funds were reprogrammed during the 2001-2002 budget process.



Community Revitalization - $100,000



Funds will be used to continue revitalization efforts throughout Orange County. Eligible activities include second mortgage assistance, property acquisition and rehabilitation and must serve households earning less than 70% of the area median income. Orange County has approved development agreements with EmPOWERment and Habitat for use of these funds.


New Construction - $80,000

Orange Community Housing and Land Trust


Funds will be used construct 32 townhomes in the Meadowmont development. Orange Community Housing is in the process of finalizing bid documents for this project. Construction is scheduled to begin in July.


New Construction - $62,500

Habitat for Humanity


Funds used to acquire property on Rusch Road ($50,000). $12,500 used to for construction costs for a house in Efland. The funds will be converted into second mortgages for the homebuyers and the homes sold to families earning less than 50% of the median income. All funds have been spent.


Administration - $43,700


Funds appropriated to the Orange County Housing and Community Development office for administration of the program.