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

2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Grants Competition Now Open

​The Department of Community Development, the Durham Continuum of Care's Lead Agency, would like to invite you to submit a pre-application for the 2018 Continuum of Care Grants Competition. ​CoC funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may be used to help fund short-term and permanent housing for homeless persons and families. 

A pre-application can be submitted at the following link:​ 2018 CoC Grants Competition in Zoom Grants 
Deadline for submission is 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 
​Questions can be sent to

Upcoming Applications - CDBG and DHF

The Department of Community Development is preparing to issue two funding applications in support of the priorities outlined in the City's Affordable Housing Goals. the purpose of this communication is to provide some high level information about the timing and focus of these applications so that interested organizations are prepared to respond.

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