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 June 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM to receive citizen comments on the Draft FY 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan (AAP). Please refer to the below Draft FY 2017-2018 Funding Chart and Public Notice for additional information.
Draft FY 2017-2018 Funding Chart
Public Hearing Notice


Proposed Substantial Amendments to the FY 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Annual Action Plans
The Durham City Council will hold a public hearing on June 5, at 7 p.m. to receive resident comments on the Proposed Substantial Amendments to the FY 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Annual Action Plans. Please refer to the Proposed Amendments and Public Hearing Notice for additional information.

Proposed Substantial Amendments Cover Page (PDF)
Substantial Amendment-Public Hearing & Review Ad (PDF)
Revised Substantial Amendments-CDBG HOPWA (PDF)

Request for Proposals


Through this Request for Proposals the City of Durham is soliciting Proposals from qualified Builders and/or Developers for the Phase II Homeownership Development of Southside. Submittals are due in the office of Community Development by 4 p.m. EST on June 14, 2017.
Request for Proposals
Site Plan (PDF)
Bid Plans and Project Manual
Addendum 1
Addendum 2 Q&A
Addendum 3

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.