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Housing Authority

Welcome to the Housing Authority of the City of Orange. Quality housing is the heart of strong communities. HACO works to transform the City of Orange by providing safe, livable, and affordable housing that promotes the development of our communities. At the Housing Authority of the City of Orange, our participants are not statistics, they are our neighbors.

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Executive Director’s Message

Positive change begins by taking initiative.

The Orange Housing Authority and the Orange Development Corporation’s Board leadership have set a course of action to improve the lives of the people we proudly serve in Orange.

Some people mistakenly believe that we only work for those who live in our developments or participate in our programs. However, our goal through our daily work is to use the Housing Authority as a catalyst to improve the entire community.

Working closely with city and neighborhood leaders, we are working to make Orange a better place to live. By addressing the most difficult housing issues, through a block-by-block strategy, will ensure safe streets, better neighborhoods, and higher property values.

In addition, demolition will continue, as redevelopment plans for Central Place and North Parrow Street are underway. We are very excited about the progress we are making in the city of Orange and we invite you to take a look at our redevelopment plans and see images of our demolition activity by visiting our “Projects” section of this website.

We hope you join us, as we work for a brighter future for the people of Orange.

News and Events

Housing Authority of the City of Orange Chairman Ernest Williams Receives Volunteer Award

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ORANGE, NJ – October 31, 2019 – Ernest Williams, chairman and longtime commissioner of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange, was acknowledged for his selfless service to the…

Housing Authority of the City of Orange Welcomes Dawn Edmond

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ORANGE, NJ – Dawn Monique Edmond has joined the Housing Authority of the City of Orange (HACO) as its new administrative secretary, replacing the retiring Joanne Kureshepi. Dawn is a…

Housing Authority of the City of Orange and City of Orange Say Farewell to Long-Term Public Servant

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ORANGE, NJ – July 11, 2019 – Joanne Kureshepi, long-term administrative secretary at the Housing Authority of the City or Orange (HACO), got a heartfelt send-off into retirement with a resolution from the city and a…
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