Community Development Department
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.
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
Housing Goals Presentation
Letter of Interest Solicitation
The Community Development Department, in its role as the Lead Agency for the Durham Continuum of Care, is soliciting Letters of Interest (LOI) in applying for 2016 CoC Homeless Grants. The Department believes the Durham CoC may be able to apply for as much as $1,477,597 in the 2016 CoC grants competition. The deadline for submitting Letters of Interest is June 27, 2016. The complete solicitation is available through this link.
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
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.
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.
The Lofts at Southside - For information, call 919-973-2183.