Below, you will find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a convenient glossary of terms. RFPs listed here are open for companies and organizations to complete and submit in response to upcoming project needs. New RFPs will be added as they become available.

In addition, the Affordable Housing Implementation Committee, formed by City Council to advise the Community Development Department on the implementation of the Affordable Housing Investment Plan, regularly receives updates on relevant City activities. Learn more here. 

The City of Durham selected United Minority Contractors of North Carolina (UMCNC) to advance the City’s commitment to creating $130 million in contracting opportunities for minority and women-owned firms as part of the Forever Home, Durham program. City Council approved a 42-month $533,980 contract with UMCNC to provide outreach and support during prequalification, bid and contract processes and ensure minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) are positioned to earn contracts on affordable housing projects funded by the City.

UMCNC will provide outreach and support during the prequalification process as well as training for developers, general contractors (GCs) and subcontractors on MWBEs compliance. In addition, their team will review developer/GC MWBE engagement plans, complete equity audits of GC bid processes and work with MWBEs during the construction process. The contract with UMCNC ensures that City-funded projects comply with the requirement to award at least 11 percent of contracting opportunities to minority-owned firms and 7 percent to women-owned firms.

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Affordable housing officials speaking with media.

"We passed the largest affordable housing bond in the history of North Carolina, almost twice as large as any other affordable housing bond, and we're in the midst of what is going to be an enormous affordable housing program.  It's already started."

—  Steve Schewel, Former Mayor of Durham 

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