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

FY 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan


The Durham City Council will hold a public hearing on April 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. to receive resident comments on the Draft FY 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan (AAP). Please refer to the Draft FY 2017-2018 Funding Chart and Public Hearing Notice for additional information.


Request for Proposals


The City of Durham is requesting proposals for Mortgage Loan Originating and Underwriting Services, and for Mortgage Loan Servicing of the affordable housing loan portfolio managed by the Department of Community Development. The deadline for submission is April 3, 2017.
Questions and Answers
Homeownership Program Reference Guide
Request for Proposals
Exhibit A

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.