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. Public Services to Assist Households Experiencing Homelessness RFP

    The City of Durham, Community Development Department is soliciting proposals for projects that support shelter, housing, and services to assist households experiencing homelessness in Durham in calendar years 2024, 2025, and 2026. Read on...
  2. JJ Henderson Grand Reopening

    Renovation of JJ Henderson Apartments Revitalizes Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors Read on...
  3. 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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