Longtime Homeowner Grant Program

The Longtime Homeowner Grant is designed to assist longtime homeowners that may have experienced an increase in their property taxes due to the City of Durham's revitalization efforts in the Southside, Northeast Central Durham (NECD), and Southwest Central Durham (SWCD) target areas.

TO BE ELIGIBLE you must:

  • Own and reside in your home as your primary residence
  • Have lived in your property since July 1, 2012
  • Have experienced an increase in property tax obligations beginning in 2016
  • Own a property located in the Southside, Northeast Central Durham, or Southwest Central Durham target area that is within 500 feet of a City housing investment. (see map below)
  • Have applied for Durham County Property Tax Relief Programs for which you are eligible
Longtime homeowners who are eligible to apply for one of the Durham County Property Tax Relief programs as of January 1, 2018 , must do so no later than June 1, 2018 to be eligible for the Longtime Homeowner Grant Program in 2017 and 2018.

The Durham County Property Tax Relief program eligibility requirement as stated in the Longtime Homeowner Grant Guidelines does not apply to applications that are currently being accepted for the 2016 real property tax year.

Southside Target Area Map
Northeast Central Durham Target Area Map
Southwest Central Durham Target Area Map

INCOME

  • Your income in the calendar year must be 80% or below the HUD median family income for the Durham-Chapel Hill area (Please refer to the chart below)
  • A copy of your Federal Tax Return for the corresponding year must be submitted along with your application to determine eligibility
Assistance in the form of a grant will be available to approved homeowners.

The Department of Community Development will accept applications on the following dates:
  • For the Southside target area the application deadline has been extended to March 1, 2018.
  • For the Northeast Central Durham target area from January 2, 2018 through May 2, 2018
  • For Southwest Central Durham target area from January 2, 2018 through May 2, 2018
Applications may be downloaded here and submitted to the Department of Community Development (DCD), or you may request an application by contacting DCD at 919-560-4570.

HUD 2016 Income Limits      

Family Size       1          2      3      4       5       6       7       8
80% AMI $39,600 $42,250 $50,900 $56,550 $61,600 $65,600 $70,150 $74,650