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Orange County Housing Finance Authority

Special District with fiscal year October 1 through September 30


Orange County Housing Finance Authority (the “Authority” / ”OCHFA”).


The Authority was created pursuant to Orange County Ordinance No. 78-18 for the purpose of promoting and providing financial resources for affordable and workforce housing for Central Florida families and individuals as provided in the Florida Housing Finance Authority Law set forth in Part IV of Chapter 159, Florida Statutes.


The Authority is governed by five members, all of which are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Orange County, Florida. Pursuant to Section 159.605, Florida Statutes, not less than a majority of the board members must be knowledgeable in one of the following fields: labor, finance, or commerce. Terms of the board members are four (4) years, but members hold office until their successor has been appointed and qualified. Board members receive no compensation for their services, but are entitled to necessary expenses, including travel expenses, incurred in the discharge of their duties.

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Creation Documents

The Housing Finance Authority was established by Orange County Ordinance No. 78-18, adopted in October 31, 1978, pursuant to the Florida Housing Finance Authority Law set forth in Part IV of Chapter 159, Florida Statutes.


The Authority operates primarily within the geographical boundaries of Orange County, Florida, but, in accordance with certain interlocal agreements, also provides first-time homebuyer assistance to families and individuals located in Seminole, Osceola and Lake Counties, Florida.


The Authority has no taxing power and does not collect any taxes or assessments. The Authority does, however, collect certain fees from borrowers seeking or obtaining financing via the issuance of multifamily housing revenue bonds. Such fees are set forth in the application(s) for funding which can be found on the authority's resoures for developers webpage.

Code of Ethics

Members and officers of the Authority are governed by the general ethics laws of the State of Florida applicable to public officials Part III, Chapter 112, Florida Statutes. The Authority has not adopted a separate code of ethics.


The primary contact for the Orange County Housing Finance Authority is the Authority’s Secretary. Additional information can be found at the Authority’s website.

  • Orange County Housing Finance Authority
  • 2211 East Hillcrest Street
    Orlando, Florida 32803
  • Attn: Frantz Dutes, Interim Executive Director / Board Secretary
  • Phone: 407-894-0014
  • Email: