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.

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Public Meetings
Durham Affordable Housing Strategies and Recommendations

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (10 a.m. - noon)           
Affordable Housing Developers/Providers (Including Homelessness)

Neighborhood Improvement Services
Main Conference Room
807 E. Main Street, 3rd Fl., Suite 2-300

Saturday, May 21, 2016 (10 a.m. - noon)                
City-Wide (All Interested Persons)

Neighborhood Improvement Services
Main Conference Room
807 E. Main Street, 3rd Fl., Suite 2-300  

Monday, May 23, 2016 (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)           
Southside Neighborhood Residents

Stanford L. Warren Library
Meeting Room - Lower Level
1201 Fayetteville Street

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)          
Northeast Central Durham Neighborhood Residents

Holton Career & Resource Center
Media Center - 2nd Floor
401 N. Driver Street

​Durham Continuum of Care Providers Win HUD Funding to Help Homeless

Durham projects serving the needs of people without homes have received over $968,000 in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Ruban Development (HUD)'s Continuum of Care Program. Included in this amount is a grant of $37,565 that will be used by the Community Development Department to improve the department's ability to measure and evaluate Durham's progress toward meeting the federal government goals of reducing and ending Homelessness. 
Additional Information / Press Release

2015-2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)

FY 2015-2020 Five Year Consolidated Plan and FY 2015-2016 Annual Action Plan (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. 

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) FY 2014-2015 Draft (PDF)
The CAPER details the housing community development activities and accomplishments of the City of Durham for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The CAPER covers the reporting period from July 1, 2014 through June 20, 2015. It describes how the City used Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant ( ESG) funds.
Rental Opportunities
The Lofts at Southside - For information, call 919-973-2183.