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.
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Proposed Annual Action Plan Amendments
The City will hold a public hearing on June 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. to receive resident comments on Proposed Amendments to the FY 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Annual Action Plans. The proposed amendments will be available for public review beginning May 16, 2013 through June 17, 2013. Please refer to the Public Hearing Notice for additional information.
Update on Proposed AAP Amendments May, 31, 2013: Subsequent to being placed on public reveiw, changes have been made to the Proposed Amendments to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds which resulted in a change to that proposed reallocation figure. To date, no additional changes have been made to the Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Program funds. These changes are reflected in the link above.
Individual Development Account (IDA) Phase Out
The City of Durham is phasing out its IDA program effective December 31, 2013 or until all available funds are committed. Please see the notification ad for information.
Funding is available for testing and treatment of qualified owner occupied and rental homes located in the City that contain lead-based paint.
If your home was build before 1978 and you have children under age six living or visiting your home, you may be eligible for $8,000 of lead paint remediation assistance.
Does your home have lead-based paint?
FY 2013-2014 Draft Annual Action Plan
The City held a public hearing on April 15, 2013 to receive resident comments on the FY2013-2014 Draft Annual Action Plan.
Southside Pre-Sales Registration Available
A pre-sales registration form has been created for persons interested in new homeownership opportunities in Southside. Completing the registration form will allow the City to keep potential homebuyers informed as homebuilders are selected and house plans become finalized. Click below to view the informational brochure and/or complete the form online.