Community Development Department


Foster safe, decent, and sustainable neighborhoods while enhancing housing quality and affordability for the citizens of Durham.


Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department helps to ensure the city has thriving, livable neighborhoods by enhancing housing quality and affordability for Durham residents.

The Community Development Department (CDD) is responsible for coordinating the City of Durham's community development, neighborhood stabilization, and revitalization efforts.

How is this done?

By working with developers and community housing development organizations, CDD is able to provide the following services to the residents of Durham:

  • Financial Empowerment
  • Home Retention
  • Affordable Housing
  • Homelessness Services
  1. HOME-American Rescue Plan Funding

    A Public Hearing will be held by the Durham City Council to receive comments from the City of Durham residents on the potential use of federal HOME-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) funds awarded to the City of Durham by the U.S. Read on...
  2. JJ Henderson Grand Reopening

    Renovation of JJ Henderson Apartments Revitalizes Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors Read on...
  3. New City of Durham Down Payment Assistance Program Accepting Applications March 28

    Starting March 28, eligible Durham residents who are in the market to buy their first home can apply for up to $20,000 for down payment and closing cost assistance from a new City of Durham program. Read on...
  4. Longtime Homeowner Grant Program: 2020 Tax Year

    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 Southside, Walltown, Northeast, and Southwest Central Durham. Read on...
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