Housing Initiatives


There is a shortage of affordable housing for low and very low-income households in Orange County. Additionally, there is a tremendous need for working homeless families to gain access to affordable housing. Orange County plans to tackle the growing affordable housing problem by allotting $5 million through INVEST.

The County will provide incentives to encourage the development of affordable housing and requires some of those units to be set-aside for homeless families ready to enter the housing market. The goal will be to accelerate the availability of affordable rental housing for Orange County and increase access to those units for families in need.

Housing Projects

  • New Horizons – an approved affordable housing subdivision being built by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando and Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka located in South Apopka that contains 56 single-family homes.
  • Goldenrod Pointe Apartments – a new affordable rental community in Orlando containing 70 units for low-income households. Fourteen units are set aside for homeless families ready to re-enter the housing market.
  • Wayne Densch Center – Ability Housing has renovated the Wayne Densch Center into a 77-unit permanent supportive housing community for homeless families and individuals.


INVEST funds will be used to provide financial incentives for the construction or rehabilitation of affordable rental developments targeted to very low and low-income households.

Contact Us

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

Email: Housing@ocfl.net
Phone: 407-836-5150

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