Community Development Department

MISSION STATEMENT

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

Responsibilities

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. Public Notice of Private Sale – Conveying 704 and 917 Grant Street

    The City of Durham intends to convey the following City-owned vacant lots to Durham Community Land Trustees Inc. (DCLT) for the purpose of affordable housing development: Read on...
  2. Southside East Phases III/IV Site Preparation - Re-Advertisement for Bids

    The City of Durham will open sealed formal Bids submitted by Bidders at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2024, for Project: Southside East Phases III/IV Site Preparation in the Community Development Department Conference Room, 516 Rigsbee Avenue. Read on...
  3. FY 2024-2025 Annual Action Plan - 1st Public "Needs" Hearing – December 18, 2023

    A Public Hearing will be held by the Durham City Council to receive citizen comments on the “Needs” in Durham neighborhoods. Read on...
  4. Southside East Phases III/IV Site Preparation - Invitation to Bid: Addendum 1

    The City of Durham has extended the Southside East Phases III/IV Site Preparation Invitation to Bid due date until December 18, 2023, which is noted in Addendum 1 for the Southside East Phases III/IV Site Preparation Invitation to Bid. Read on...
  5. Amendments to City of Durham Down Payment Assistance Program

    On October 26, 2023, the following revisions were made to the City of Durham Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Program for Low-to-Moderate Income Homebuyers Program Policy and Underwriting Guidelines: Read on...
  6. Southside East Phases III/IV Site Preparation - Invitation to Bid

    The City of Durham will open sealed formal Bids submitted by Bidders at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 4, 2023, for Project: Southside East Phase III/IV Site Preparation in the Community Development Department Conference Room, 516 Rigsbee Avenue Read on...
  7. City-Owned Vacant Lots - Request for Proposals

    The City of Durham is soliciting Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified non-profit organizations to develop affordable for-sale units on City-owned vacant lots. Read on...
  8. Beamon Street Assemblage - Request For Proposals

    The City of Durham is soliciting Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified developers for the homeownership development of the Beamon Street Assemblage in the Southside neighborhood, located at 105 East Piedmont Avenue Durham NC, 27701. Read on...
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