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 2018-2019 Funding Application (HOME-HOME/CHDO-ESG Programs and DHF)

The Department of Community Development has opened up the application process for both federal and local funding. Please see the links below for additional details. Please take note of the Addendums and Supporting Documents.
Pre-Proposal Question and Answer Session
2018-2019 Application Workshop Presentation
Application Workshop Advertisement
Preservation of Multifamily Affordable Housing FY 17-18 Addendum
Neighborhood Stabilization - Dedicated Housing Fund FY 17-18 Addendum
Neighborhood Stabilization - HOME and HOME CHDO FY 18-19 Addendum
Minor Repair Addendum 1
ESG Addendum 1 
Supporting Documents 
(Applicable to both Neighborhood Stabilization RFP's)
Neighborhood Stabilization Detailed Criteria
Neighborhood Stabilization Tables 1-5 (Excel Spreadsheet)
Minor Repair Detailed Criteria
Apply via ZoomGrants™

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.
Information on this program including how to apply.

 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.

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)

Rental Opportunities

The Lofts at Southside - For information, call 919-973-2183.