Community Development

Programs to create viable communities

Amendment to Orange County Citizen Participation Plan and Substantial Amendment to 2019-2020 One-Year Action Plan

In accordance with federal regulations relative to citizen participation for Community Planning and Development Programs and applicable waivers made available to those requirements through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, Orange County is making a substantial amendment to the 2019-2020 One-Year Action Plan and an amendment to its Citizen Participation Plan available to the public. The public review and comment period for the proposed amendments has been extended through Thursday, July 9, 2020. Any comments should be submitted in writing to the email address listed on the public notice. Read the full public notice here. The Amended Citizen participation Plan can be accessed from the LEARN MORE section.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The CDBG Program is an entitlement grant provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The primary purpose of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities and provide services to principally low income citizens and their neighborhoods.

Orange County's CDGB Program accomplishes these goals by conducting eligible activities such as capital improvements, affordable housing development, and public services.

Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

The HOME Program is an entitlement grant provided by HUD to implement local housing strategies to increase affordable housing opportunities. The goal of the HOME Program is the preservation, expansion and long-term affordability of housing stock. Through this program, Orange County is able to implement activities such as rental housing rehabilitation, Tenant Based Rental Assistance and rental housing activities undertaken by Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs).

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The ESG program is authorized under the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009. HUD makes this program available to local governments for the rehabilitation of homeless shelters, and for payment of certain operating and social service expenses in connection with homeless shelters. In addition homeless prevention and rapid-re-housing programs for persons at risk of homelessness are also eligible for funding.

Contact Us

Housing and Community Development Division
525 E. South Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Email: housing@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-5150

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.