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.
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.
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.