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 - HOPWA Formula Modernization Community Planning Assessment & Strategy Planning

Through this request for qualifications the City of Durham is soliciting Qualifications from qualified Consultants for the purpose of preparing an Impact Assessment to help implement the program changes necessary to account for potential funding changes resulting from HOPWA Formula Modernization.
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DHA Downtown and Neighborhood Planning Workshops Set


The Durham Housing Authority (DHA) recognizes the need to renovate and/or redevelop many of our communities. The authority wants to conduct this work in conjunction with what the City, County, private sector and community partners are planning for the area as well as what our residents want to see in their communities.

The following meetings have been set to gather input and share information on a comprehensive plan for DHA and City-owned properties. The meetings are set for July 23 at 5 p.m. at North Carolina Central University's Miller-Morgan Auditorium, 500 Nelson Street, Durham, 27707. A second workshop is set for July 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the J.J. Henderson Housing Center community room, 807 S. Duke Street, Durham, 27707.


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