Welcome to the Housing Authority of the City of Orange

Mission – Helping families and residents transcend their living experience to reach their full potential and desired aspirations

Vision – A community in which all Orange residents are thriving and have access to quality and affordable housing opportunities that empower residents to realize their full potential


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City of Orange 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. We know our community and we tailor our programs to better serve our participant’s needs. Whether it is a search for housing, assistance with foreclosure, enforcement of building codes, or neighborhood development, HACO stands ready to offer its services to our participants. A renaissance is underway in the City of Orange. In its midst, the Housing Authority is making progressive moves to enhance its programs and meet the needs of its 21st Century residents.

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.


Dr. Walter D. McNeil, Jr., Ph.D
 Executive Director