Department of Community Development

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.

Public Hearing Notice and FY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan Draft Funding Chart

The Durham City Council will hold a public hearing on April 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM to receive citizen comments on the Draft FY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan (AAP).

Public Hearing Notice and FY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan Draft Funding Chart - Please refer to this Public Hearing Notice and Draft FY 2019-2020 Funding Chart for additional information.

Notice of Intent To Request Release of Funds

Durham Community Land Trustees, Inc. (DCLT) was awarded $488,000 in HUD HOME funds to renovate 10 units. Two duplexes, (4 units), are located in the Burch Avenue Historic District. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has required certain work be completed during the renovations. This is an updated posting and explains the work to be completed and the required renovations. The Community Development Department will accept comments from March 19, 2019 – March 30, 2019.

Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds for 1100 and 1102 Burch Ave, DCLT FY 18-19 HOME Project  - The Notice is part of HUD's Environmental Review Process, and will be posted through March 30, 2019.

City of Durham City Council Special Work Session for the Community Development Department

On Thursday, February 21, 2019 the City of Durham City Council held a Special Work Session to receive and discuss the updated three to five-year Affordable Housing Plan from the Community Development Department. Below you will find the links to the Special City Council Meeting Agenda, the Durham City Council Durham Housing Authority (DHA) Downtown & Neighborhood Plan, the draft of the Proposed Affordable Housing Investment FY20-FY24 from the Community Development Department, and the Community Development Department Longtime Homeowner Grant Program Recommendations memo.

Special City Council Meeting Agenda – From Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:30 AM held at          City Hall.

Durham City Council Durham Housing Authority (DHA) Downtown & Neighborhood Plan –      Presented Tuesday, February 11, 2019.

Proposed Affordable Housing Investment FY20-FY24  – Draft from Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Community Development Department Longtime Homeowner Grant Program Recommendations Memo – Draft from Thursday, February 14, 2019.

 

Request for Proposals

The Department of Community Development (DCD) has issued two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in support of the priorities outlined in the City’s Affordable Housing Goals:

Coordinated Entry with Diversion - The Department of Community Development is soliciting proposals to create and implement a central front door into Durham’s homeless system. Projects will work with the Durham County Department of Social Services to create a joint central unit to conduct intakes, assessments, diversion, prioritization, and referral in accordance with the Durham Continuum of Care’s Written Standards for Coordinated Entry. The goal of this project is to increase accessibility to the Durham homeless system and ensure that services are prioritized fairly based on level of need. DCD expects to award approximately $353,000 in Dedicated Housing Funds under this RFP.

Request for Proposals - Associated with the Coordinated Entry with Diversion Project - Please note the most recent addendum is listed with previous versions following.

    Coordinated Entry with Diversion Addendum 3 - Includes the revised RFP schedule and              amendments to the RFP.

    Coordinated Entry with Diversion Addendum 2 - Includes answers to questions regarding the      RFPs that were submitted in writing by the February 19, 2019 deadline.

    Coordinated Entry with Diversion Addendum 1 - Includes changes to the Overview and              Minimum Requirements, Proposal Description and Evaluation Criteria, and Application                      Questions.    

    Coordinated Entry with Diversion Workshop Presentation - Held on Monday, February 11,          2019.

The submittals deadline has been extended, and are due no later than Friday, April 5, 2019, at 4:00 PM to the Department of Community Development located at 807 E. Main Street, Bldg. 2, Suite 200 (second floor), Durham, NC, 27701. A question and answer session will be held on March, 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM. All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the session.


Landlord Engagement - The Department of Community Development is soliciting proposals for projects that establish and manage a Landlord Engagement Program to expand rental options available to people experiencing homelessness within the Durham Continuum of Care planning, coordinating, and conducting landlord engagement efforts, providing financial incentives to increase units rented to people using housing subsidies to end their homelessness, collecting and sharing information about available units, and serving as a primary point of contact when tenant-landlord issues arise. DCD expects to award approximately $165,000 in Dedicated Housing Funds under this RFP.

Request for Proposals - Associated with the Landlord Engagement Program - Please note the most recent addendum is listed with previous versions following.

    Landlord Engagement Request for Proposals Addendum 3 - Includes the revised RFP                schedule.

    Landlord Engagement Request for Proposals Addendum 2 - Includes answers to questions        regarding the RFPs that were submitted in writing by the February 19, 2019 deadline.

    Landlord Engagement Request for Proposals Addendum 1 - Includes changes to the                  project description and evaluation criteria.  

    Landlord Engagement Workshop Presentation - Held On Thursday, February 14, 2019.     

The submittals deadline has been extended, and are due no later than Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 4:00 PM at the Department of Community Development located at 807 E. Main Street, Bldg. 2, Suite 200 (second Floor), Durham, NC, 27701.

Applications must be completed on-line through the ZoomGrants application portal. 


Requests for Proposals Associated with the Proposed Disposition of City-Owned Vacant Lots to Affordable Housing Builders and/or Developers. 

    Requests for Proposals (RFP) - City-Owned Vacant Lots  - Through this RFP the City of              Durham is soliciting proposals from builders and/or developers to utilize vacant, City-Owned lots      to construct affordable housing units.

    Exhibit D 

The deadline for submittals is Friday, March 1, 2019 by 4:00 PM at the Department of Community Development located at 807 E. Main Street, Bldg. 2 Suite 200 (second floor), Durham, NC, 27701.


Rebid of Request for Proposals - Associated with the Proposed Home Ownership / Small Scale Rental Development of the Southside Neighborhood 

    Requests for proposals (RFP) - Southside Neighborhood - Through this RFP, the City of              Durham is soliciting proposals from qualified builders and/or developers for the home ownership/      small scale rental development of the Southside Neighborhood.

    Exhibit E

The deadline for submittals is Friday, March 1, 2019 by 4:00 PM at the Department of Community Development located at 807 E. Main Street, Bldg. 2, Suite 200 (second floor), Durham, NC, 27701.

Longtime Homeowner Grant Program Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply for the 2017 real property tax year has been extended from December 20, 2018 to Friday, March 29, 2019. Additional details can be found at the bottom of this page.

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

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.