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 Funding Applications


To Apply for CDBG-HOME/CHDO-ESG-HOPWA Programs and DHF, click button below and follow instructions for the online application process Apply via ZoomGrants™
FY 2017-2018 Application Funding Workshop Presentation


Jackson/Pettigrew Street Development Project


The City of Durham is soliciting Statements of Qualification from qualified and experienced real estate development teams to provide professional services in partnership with the City for the development of approximately 1.979 acres of vacant land in Downtown Durham commonly referred to as the proposed Jackson/Pettigrew Street Development site. The completed project would provide affordable housing opportunities for households in the City of Durham's downtown area.

Jackson Street RFQ (PDF)
Jackson Street Ad (PDF)
Pre-proposal minutes and questions (PDF)
Pre-proposal sign-in (PDF)

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)
Housing Goals Presentation (PDF)
Durham Housing Profile (PDF)

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

Rental Opportunities


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