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Community Development Department

Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department helps to ensure that the City has thriving, livable neighborhoods by enhancing housing quality and affordability for Durham residents.
The Department of Community Development is responsible for coordinating the City’s community development and neighborhood stabilization and revitalization efforts including financial empowerment and home retention, affordable housing, and homelessness services programs. The City implements these services by working with developers and community housing development organizations.
Latest News and Information
WNCU-FM - The Durham Skywriter Podcast on the City's Urgent Repair Program
Check Us Out In Durham Magazine​

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
FY 2013 - 2014 Draft Review
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), details the housing and community development activities and accomplishments of the City of Durham from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  The draft FY 2013-2014 CAPER is available for public review and comment through September 24, 2014.
Durham Receives John A. Sasso National Community Development Award
Durham is one of only 19 communities nationwide to receive this year's John A. Sasso National Community Development Week Award from the National Community Development Association.
The award recognizes a community's efforts to promote and celebrate the Community Development Block Grant and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program during National Community Development Week.

Rental Opportunities
The Lofts at Southside - The temporary leasing office is located at 343 Chestnut St., Durham, NC 27701.  Individuals interested should enter from Lakewood Avenue onto Memphis Street. For information, call (919) 973-2183.

Homeownership Opportunities

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Reginald J. Johnson

Mailing Address
807 E. Main St.
Bldg. 2, Ste. 200

(919) 560-4570

(919) 560-4090