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

Public Notice Regarding Programmatic Agreement with the State Historic Preservation Office

The City of Durham, Department of Community Development is soliciting comments for its proposed Programmatic Agreement with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for completing historic reviews as part of the 24 CFR Part 58 Environmental Review Process. The comment period is open from October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018. Please see document below for additional details.

Request for Proposals - Associated with the Proposed Homeownership/Small Scale Rental Development of the Southside Neighborhood

Through this RFP the City of Durham is soliciting proposals from qualified builders and/or developers for the homeowenrship/small scale rental development of the Southside Neighborhood
Request for Proposals
Exhibit E
Addendum 1
Site Plan

Request for Proposals - Associated with the Proposed Disposition of City-Owned Vacant Lots to Affordable Housing Builders and/or Developers

Through this RFP the City of Durham is soliciting proposals from builders and/or developers to utilize vacant City-owned lots to construct affordable housing units.

Request for Qualifications - HOPWA Formula Modernization Community Planning Assessment & Strategy Planning

Through this request for qualifications the City of Durham is soliciting Qualifications from qualified Consultants for the purpose of preparing an Impact Assessment to help implement the program changes necessary to account for potential funding changes resulting from HOPWA Formula Modernization.
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DHA Downtown and Neighborhood Planning Workshops Set


The Durham Housing Authority (DHA) recognizes the need to renovate and/or redevelop many of our communities. The authority wants to conduct this work in conjunction with what the City, County, private sector and community partners are planning for the area as well as what our residents want to see in their communities.

The following meetings have been set to gather input and share information on a comprehensive plan for DHA and City-owned properties. The meetings are set for July 23 at 5 p.m. at North Carolina Central University's Miller-Morgan Auditorium, 500 Nelson Street, Durham, 27707. A second workshop is set for July 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the J.J. Henderson Housing Center community room, 807 S. Duke Street, Durham, 27707.


Longtime Homeowner Grant Program

This grant program is designed to assist longtime homeowners that experienced an increase in their property taxes due to the City of Durham's revitalization efforts in the Southside, Northeast Central Durham, and Southwest Central Durham target areas.

Durham Affordable Housing Goals

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