Housing

Housing Programs

The Housing team is committed to supporting affordable housing and community-based projects benefiting low and moderate income households.  The primary responsibility of the Housing team is to administer Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG and HOME funds are allocated to eligible projects that benefit low and moderate income households. 

Who do I call about the Section 8 program?

The Orange County Housing Authority operates the Section 8 program for the City of Orange. Contact Orange County Housing Authority (see below) to learn more about the Section 8 program. 

Orange County Housing Authority 1770 North Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92706 (714) 480-2700 

Who do I contact for tenant/landlord disputes for low income tenants? 

The Fair Housing Foundation provides services to address fair housing issues between tenants and landlords as well as tenant and landlord training workshops to low income tenants. Contact the Fair Housing Foundation below for any fair housing related issues.  

Fair Housing Foundation 2300 E. Katella Avenue, #405 Anaheim, CA, 92806 (562) 989-1206

HUD Programs

The City annually receives the following federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program The HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs These funds are allocated to eligible projects that benefit low and moderate income households or neighborhoods. The allocation process consists of taking in and reviewing grant applications for proposed projects. The proposed projects are evaluated based on CDBG and HOME program requirements and regulations. The City Council approves the funding allocations to projects. Below is a list of projects funded with CDBG funds for Fiscal Year 2020-21 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021).

ProjectsCDBG Amount
Fair Housing Foundation$24,522
After-School Community Program$43,170
Bike Team Program$100,000
Operation School Bell$18,000
Community Food Orange$18,000
ADA Wheelchair Access Ramps$104,059
Hoover Street Improvement$611,830
Library ADA Improvement$65,000


CDBG-CV Funds

The City will receive $705,956 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. To allocate these funds, the City amended its 2019 Action Plan and the Citizen Participation Plan. The 5-day public comment period will start from May 11 to May 15, 2020. Below are the amended plans for public review. Send your comments to Suzan Ehdaie at sehdaie@cityoforange.org on the amended plans.

Amended 2019 Action Plan – CDBG-CV Funds
Amended Citizen Participation Plan