Impact

Forever Home, Durham is providing life-changing opportunities for families and individuals seeking affordable housing. In addition to funding residential development and renovations for homebuyers and renters, the program supports services helping residents who are facing eviction or homelessness. We’re pleased to share inspiring stories and examples of the program’s positive impact in our community.

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"Funding for critical repairs helps our mostly elderly homeowners stay in their homes safely, enabling those who built our cherished communities remain a vital part of their neighborhoods. Together with the City of Durham, we are fostering housing stability."

— Alexis Vaughn, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity of Durham

Stories and Activities

  1. Preserving and Sustaining Tenancy

    Preserving and Sustaining Tenancy

    Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income residents to stop illegal evictions, save homes from foreclosure, and fight against housing discrimination. Read on...
  2. Inspiring Hope During a Crisis

    Inspiring Hope During a Crisis

    With a mission to empower self-reliance and inspire hope, Volunteers of America (VOA) is a critical partner in meeting the goals of preventing and ending homelessness in Durham. Read on...
  3. City of Durham & Community Home Trust logos

    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. Yolanda Winstead

    Willard Street Welcomes Residents Home

    Willard Street Apartments has set a new standard for affordable housing in Durham, North Carolina. Watch this video to learn about the Forever Home, Durham community partnerships that made it possible and the impact it has made on residents. Read on...
  5. group of community leaders holds shovels at groundbreaking

    Forever Home, Durham Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking at JJ Henderson

    In August 2021, Durham community partners Durham Housing Authority and Laurel Street residential development came together to mark the official groundbreaking of JJ Henderson Senior Campus new construction. Read on...
  6. Willard Street Apartments exterior

    Renewed Security Brings Peace to Resident

    A Durham resident moves into the newly built Willard Street Apartments where she regains a sense of neighborhood pride and security. Read on...
  7. Mayor Schewel delivers State of the City

    Mayor Schewel’s 2021 State of the City Video 3: Affordable Housing Efforts in Durham

    Mayor Steve Schewel delivered his annual State of the City Address in several videos. In this one, he discussed affordable housing efforts in Durham. Read on...
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    Restorations Breathe New Life Into Home

    When a Durham resident learned about a home improvement program for seniors, she got more than she expected - new windows and a new roof. The repairs will allow her to enjoy her home for years to come. Read on...
  9. Host Amy Blalock discusses affordable housing with Community Development Department staff

    CityLife: City Staff Discusses Affordable Housing Bond Referendum

    Amy Blalock sits down to discuss affordable housing with Reginald Johnson and Karen Lado of the City's Durham Community Development Department. Read on...
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    Durham Voters Approve $95M Affordable Housing Bond

    Durham voters approved the city’s $95 million affordable housing bond, now the largest housing bond in North Carolina history. The bond will fund projects that target both low and moderate income families and address homelessness and housing insecurity. Read on...
  11. Host Beverly Thompson conducts virtual interview

    CityLife: Affordable Housing Investment Program Update

    Host Beverly Thompson learns about the City's Affordable Housing Investment Program, including the program goals, how they’re being achieved, and how Durham’s public housing fits into the scope of the program’s funding. Read on...
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