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

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

The City of Durham is soliciting proposals from qualified Consultants for the purpose of preparing an Environmental Assessment Associated with the Proposed Rolling Hills Phase 3 Development, Southside Beamon Assemblage Project, and the Jackson/Pettigrew Street Development.
Submittals are due by July 6, 2018 4:00 PM EST
See the links below for for more information:
Professional Services Forms

Addendum #1 Questions and Responses
Pre-Proposal Conference June 11, 2018
Question: What is the maximum number of pages that can be submitted in response to the Environmental Assessment RFQ?
Answer: The maximum number of pages that can be submitted in response to the Environmental Assessment RFQ for Southside, Beamon Assemblage, And Jackson Street developments is ten (10) pages of narrative, plus any necessary attachments. 

Application Process for Emergency Shelter and Neighborhood Stabilization Funding is Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for the following requests for proposal:

Emergency Shelter Funding: Up to $177,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds is available to support the provision of emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families.

Neighborhood Stabilization: Up to $497,000 in Dedicated Housing funds is available to support neighborhood stabilization projects, which include both new construction and preservation of smaller-scale affordable rental and for sale projects in priority neighborhoods.

Applications are due by 3:00 PM on July 13, 2018.

An Application Workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 13th, at 2:00 PM in the Department of Community Development located at 807 E. Main Street, Building 2, Suite 200 on the second floor.

For information about the current funding applications, instructions, guidance and contacts, or to begin the application process, use the following link: Apply via ZoomGrants

Link to the City's Affordable Housing Goals

FY 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan - Draft Funding Chart and Public Hearing Notice


​The Durham City Council will hold a public hearing on April 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM to receive citizen comments on the Draft FY 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan (AAP). Please refer to the documents below for additional information.
Draft FY 2018-2019 Funding Chart
Public Hearing Notice

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.

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