Longtime Homeowner Grant Program

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 the Southside, Walltown, Northeast Central Durham (NECD), and Southwest Central Durham (SWCD) target areas.


  • Own and live in your home as your primary residence.
  • Have lived in your property since July 1, 2012.
  • Have experienced an increase in your property tax obligations based upon the 2015 property tax assessment, and your 2020 property taxes are higher than your property taxes were in 2015.
  • Own a property located in the Southside, Walltown, NECD, or SWCD target areas.  Properties in the Northeast and Southwest Central Durham target areas must be located within proximity to a City of Durham housing investment that occurred between 2010 and 2015.  

The City will determine if your property is within the boundary that qualifies for assistance.

Southside Target Area Map

Walltown Target Area Map

Northeast Central Durham Target Area Map

Southwest Central Durham Target Area Map

Income Eligibility:

  • Your income in the 2020 calendar year must not be greater than the maximum set for the program, which is 80% or below the HUD median family income for the Durham-Chapel Hill NC HUD Metro FMR area. The maximum program income is based upon the number of people who live in your household.  (Please refer to the chart below).

A copy of your 2020 Federal Tax Return must be submitted along with your application to determine eligibility for this program

HUD 2021 Home Adjusted Income Limits for Durham, NC

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    80% AMI$53,500$61,150$68,800$76,400$82,550$88,650$94,750$100,850

    Note: Income limits are based on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOME Income Limits.

How to Apply:

The City is not currently accepting applications for the Longtime Homeowner Grant Program.