The Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition (OCAHC) is an association of non-profit housing developers, service providers, advocacy groups, and local government partners working together to provide housing opportunities for all in Orange County, North Carolina. OCAHC was established by a small group of housing providers in 2013 to focus on the needs and opportunities for increasing housing affordability in Orange County and to foster communication and collaboration among housing agencies and advocates. With over 50 active members today, the coalition has expanded to meet the growing need of housing in the Orange County.
Our mission is to advocate for the creation and preservation of safe, dignified, affordable housing in Orange County.
We envision an abundance and variety of housing available to all who desire to live and thrive in Orange County.
As a coalition, we advocate with these values at the forefront as we carry out our mission and work toward our vision:
- Equity: Housing is a right for all, and we work to make housing accessible to everybody in our community, centering those who have historically been marginalized by systemic oppression, including but not limited to, those affected by racism, ageism, ableism, and economic injustice.
- Collaboration: To achieve our vision, we recognize that it will take everyone, and we work to utilize the talents and strengths of each coalition member.
- Impactful change: We are invested in creating tangible change that has real and lasting effects on our community.