Veranda at Whitted School, located at 200 East Umstead Street, is one of the most significant landmarks in the Southside area, in addition to being a unique historic landmark. Together with an architecturally compatible addition, the former school provides 79 units of affordable senior housing for those 62 and over and a pre-kindergarten facility containing eight classrooms. The Whitted School is historic both because of its circa 1922 architecture, and because it was the City's first high school built to educate African Americans.
The Integral Group from Atlanta developed this project. It included funding from The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The City of Durham, Durham County, Durham Public Schools and through the sale of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits for a total cost of approximately $23 million.
Veranda offered 20 of the unites (26%) to serve households with incomes at or below 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and 59 units to serve households with incomes between 31% and 60% AMI.
Veranda at Whitted School was completed and opened to senior residents in Spring 2017. The Pre-Kindergarten section of the Whitted School was opened in Fall 2017.