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Posted on: March 31, 2022

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 in order to ensure e...

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Forever Home Durham Stories & Activities
Posted on: March 31, 2022

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. Supported by funding from the Forever Home, Durham program, VOA partners with...

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Forever Home Durham Stories & Activities
Posted on: March 23, 2022

New City of Durham Down Payment Assistance Program Accepting Applications March 28

City of Durham & Community Home Trust logos

Up to $20,000 Available for Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance

Durham residents who are in the market to buy their first home will soon be able to apply for up to $20,000 for down payment and closing cost assistance from a new City of Durham program....

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Forever Home Durham Stories & Activities
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Willard Street Welcomes Residents Home

Yolanda Winstead

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. 

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Forever Home Durham Stories & Activities
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Forever Home, Durham Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking at JJ Henderson

group of community leaders holds shovels at groundbreaking

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. 

Located in the parking lot of the exist...

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Forever Home Durham Stories & Activities
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Renewed Security Brings Peace to Resident

Willard Street Apartments exterior

Andrea Gatewood, a long time Durham resident, started to feel as if people stopped caring about the community where she had spent the past 15 years. Through Forever Home, Durham she was able to regain a sense of neighborhood pride and security when she mo...

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Forever Home Durham Stories & Activities
Posted on: July 26, 2021

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

Mayor Schewel delivers State of the City

Mayor Steve Schewel delivered his annual State of the City Address in several videos. In this one, he discussed affordable housing efforts in Durham.

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Forever Home Durham Stories & Activities
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Restorations Breathe New Life Into Home

blue single family ranch

Vickie Henderson, 69, has lived in her house on Wellons Drive for 23 years. When a co-worker told her there was a program through Habitat for Humanity providing home improvements for senior citizens who qualified, she immediately applied. After she was ac...

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Forever Home Durham Stories & Activities
Posted on: October 1, 2019

CityLife: City Staff Discusses Affordable Housing Bond Referendum

Host Amy Blalock discusses affordable housing with Community Development Department staff

When you go to the polls on November 5, one of the items you’ll be voting on is a $95 million bond for affordable housing. In this new City Life episode, City of Durham Community Development Department Director Reginald Johnson and Assistant Dir...

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Forever Home Durham Stories & Activities
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Durham Voters Approve $95M Affordable Housing Bond

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Voters in Durham overwhelmingly approved the city’s $95 million affordable housing bond, now the largest housing bond in North Carolina history. Some Durham leaders have called the lack of affordable housing in the city a crisis, with the median...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

CityLife: Affordable Housing Investment Program Update

Host Beverly Thompson conducts virtual interview

With the passage of the $95 million affordable housing bond in November 2019, voters made a commitment to making affordable housing a priority for all city residents. That money is being combined with other local and federal funding for a total of $160 mi...

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