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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.
Through this RFQ, the City of Durham is requesting qualifications from interested and experienced engineering firms to assist the City with its ongoing effort to revitalize the Southside neighborhood through homeownership development.
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Through this RFQ, the City of Durham is requesting qualifications from interested and experienced firms to manage the Homeowner's Association for The bungalows at Southside.

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.

Advertisement for Bids
Durham Community Land Trustees, Inc. (DCLT) will open sealed formal bids submitted by prequalified bidders on August 6, 2014 at the office of DCLT. Please see the following bid advertisement for details.
FY 2014-2015 CDBG/HOME/ESG and General Funds Applications

Rental Opportunities
The Lofts at Southside - For information, call (919) 973-2183

Homeownership Opportunities
Southside Pre-Sales
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.

Note: If you intend to apply for homebuyer assistance from the City of Durham, you may skip the pre-sales registration form and submit the application below.

To view the floor plans visit the builders' websites below:
(Realtors are Kelvin Green (919) 401-3619 and Kimberly Williams (919) 672-0889)
(Realtor is Joan Austin (919) 604-5060)

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Reginald J. Johnson

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

(919) 560-4570

(919) 560-4090