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

"Needs" Public Hearing - December 18, 2017


The City Council will hold a public hearing on December 18, 2017 to receive citizen comments related to community development needs. Please refer to the Public Hearing Notice below for additional information.
"Needs" Public Hearing Notice

FY 2018-2019 Application Workshop (HOME-HOME/CHDO-ESG Programs and DHF)


An Application Workshop for FY 2018-2019 funding will be held on December 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Department of Neighborhood Improvement Services, 807 E. Main Street, Building 2, Suite 300, Durham, NC 27701. Please refer to the below notice for additional information. Attendance at the workshop is not a requirement for applying for funding, but is strongly recommended.
Please RSVP by 4:30 PM on December 8, 2017. The workshop is limited to no more than two representatives from each organization planning to attend.
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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.
Information on this program including how to apply.



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



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., 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)


Rental Opportunities


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