Longtime Homeowner Grant Program

The Longtime Homeowner Grant is designed to assist longtime homeowners that may have experienced an increase in their property taxes due to the City of Durham's revitalization efforts in the Southside, Northeast Central Durham (NECD), and Southwest Central Durham (SWCD) target areas.

TO Be eligible you must:

  • Own and reside in your home as your primary residence
  • Have lived in your property since July 1, 2012
  • Have experienced an increase in property tax obligations beginning in 2016
  • Own a property located in the Southside, Northeast Central Durham, or Southwest Central Durham target area that is within 500 feet of a City housing investment. (see map below)
The deadline to apply for the 2017 real property tax year has been extended through February 15, 2019.
The application may be downloaded here or you may request an application by contacting DCD at 919-560-4570.

Southside Target Area Map
Northeast Central Durham Target Area Map
Southwest Central Durham Target Area Map


  • Your income in the calendar year must be 80% or below the HUD median family income for the Durham-Chapel Hill area (Please refer to the chart below)
  • A copy of your Federal Tax Return for the corresponding year must be submitted along with your application to determine eligibility
Assistance in the form of a grant will be available to approved homeowners.

HUD 2017 Income Limits      

Family Size       1          2      3      4       5       6       7       8
80% AMI $41,100 $46,950 $52,800 $58,650 $63,350 $68,050 $72,750 $77,450