What is the goal of Forever Home, Durham?

Forever Home, Durham improves housing quality and affordability for renters and homeowners citywide. The program serves a range of individuals and families: those experiencing homelessness, renters, first-time homebuyers, and current homeowners. Too many renters and homeowners in the City of Durham are living in deteriorated conditions and unable to afford decent housing, and tragically, many have no housing at all. All of Durham is in this together. Forever Home, Durham will have a significant impact on housing affordability – and more. Catalytic public investments such as this program bring partners together, creating opportunities in the private sector, attracting funds and creating jobs, and accomplishing more than any single entity or program could do alone. The communal desire for a better Durham propels this vision. New issues will surely arise over the course of the multi-year Forever Home, Durham program, and each member of the community can play a role in understanding the larger vision and how the success of the program is in everyone’s best interest.

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1. What is the goal of Forever Home, Durham?
2. Will Forever Home, Durham, solve the affordable housing crisis in Durham?
3. Does this program focus on other areas in addition to the development of affordable housing?
4. How will the City achieve the goals of Forever Home, Durham?
5. How does the $160 million spur $443 million in private funding for additional affordable housing support in the City of Durham?
6. What progress has the program made so far?
7. What is the role of the Durham Housing Authority (DHA) in providing housing in Durham?
8. How does the City work with DHA to create and maintain affordable housing options in Durham?
9. What is the DHA Downtown Neighborhood Plan and what is its role in affordable housing?
10. What will happen to the residents living at DHA properties that are slated for redevelopment?
11. How did the City decide which activities are included in the Forever Home, Durham Program?
12. How does the City decide which activities to work on when?
13. What else is the City doing beyond the programs funded by Forever Home, Durham?
14. How will the City track the money being spent as part of this program?
15. Was this program impacted by COVID-19?
16. How does the City track activities that count toward Forever Home, Durham goals and progress?
17. What is not included in Forever Home, Durham reporting?
18. How will the funds for Forever Home, Durham be collected and authorized?
19. How does Forever Home, Durham support jobs?