Community & Services

Helping Local Residents Realize the Dream of Home Ownership: Orange County Down Payment Assistance Program

In 2006, Casey Moran was a single woman making $40,000/year in Orlando. She was working for a large construction company in its IT department. Barely able to make ends meet with expensive rent, Moran was forced to have roommates. Given the cost of housing and her financial situation, the thought of owning her own home was […]

Orange County Utilities Recognized with Prestigious J.D. Power Award

Top marks in their category for conservation, communications, billing & payment, and pricing Orange County Utilities accepted an award from J.D. Power for Best...

Orange County Corrections Chief to be Honored with National Award

Orange County Corrections Chief Louis A. Quiñones, Jr. will be honored as a Latino Leader at an awards ceremony in Miami during the Seventh...

A Community Crisis: Orange County Animal Services Faces Spike in Pet Surrenders

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is dealing with a high number of animal surrenders, primarily related to rising housing costs and other economic factors....

Orange County Government and Wendover Housing Partners Announce the Grand Opening of Hawthorne Park in Orlando’s Pine Hills Neighborhood

Orange County Government and Wendover Housing Partners, one of the Southeast’s premier multi-family housing developers, announced today, June 22, 2022, the grand opening of...

Orange County Receives National Honors for 2021 Initiatives

Orange County has been recognized with six 2022 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government...

Orange County Spreads Awareness During Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month is an international campaign (supported by the International Code Council) that takes place in May to raise awareness about building code...

Orange County Creating a Region that Works for All Ages

We are getting older as a society. According to the AARP, approximately 45 million Americans are age 65 or older. By 2030, fully one...

Orange County Celebrates 10th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Brightly dressed Polynesian dancers, a Japanese tea ceremony, rhythmic Taiko drummers and Tai chi demonstrations were all part of an annual celebration marking Asian...

“You Spoke—We Listened!” Over 19,000 Orange County Residents Weigh in on Transportation Survey Ahead of April 26, 2022 Commissioner Vote

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will vote on whether to place a proposed one-cent sales tax...