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. 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...
  2. Relaunch of City of Durham Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Program

    Durham residents who are in the market to buy their first home will soon be able to apply for up to $80,000 for down payment and closing costs assistance from a relaunched City of Durham Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Program. Read on...
  3. JJ Henderson Grand Reopening

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