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

Availability of Excess Soil


As a result of the development for the second phase of the Lofts at Southside, the City has available a stockpile of excess soil. The document below provides a description of the required process for interested firms.
Availability of Excess Soil

Draft FY 2016-2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)


The CAPER details the housing community development activities and accomplishments of the City of Durham for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The CAPER covers the reporting period from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. It describes how the City used Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) funds. The Draft FY 2016-2017 CAPER is available for public review and comment from September 11, 2017 through September 25, 2017.
FY 2016-2017 DRAFT CAPER

Durham Continuum of Care Providers Win HUD Funding

Nearly $1.3 million Awarded to Local Projects Supporting Homeless People
News Release

Durham Affordable Housing Goals


The Durham Affordable Housing Goals report and presentation below were prepared by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Karen Lado, consultant) and approved by the City Council on June 2, 2016.

Housing Goals Report (PDF)
Attachment 1: Housing Profile
Attachment 2: Analysis of Subsidized Housing
Attachment 3: City Charter Section 94.2
Attachment 4: Estimate of City Subsidy
Housing Goals Presentation (PDF)

Notice to Contractors - Housing Rehabilitation Services (PDF)


The department is actively seeking general contractors to participate in the City of Durham Minor Repair Program and maintains ongoing contractor recruitment year round. 

Rental Opportunities


The Lofts at Southside - For information, call 919-973-2183.