How will the City achieve the goals of Forever Home, Durham?

Partnerships are critical to the outcomes of this program, and the City is working with a variety of affordable housing developers to achieve these goals, including the Durham Housing Authority (DHA), nonprofits, and for-profit developers as well a range of community-based organizations. The City also works with other housing funders, including public-sector agencies like the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), banks, credit unions, and nonprofit affordable housing lenders. Proportionally, the largest investment from the $160 million program is in multifamily rentals, which will achieve the new construction and preservation outcomes as well as contribute to economic development. These are visible outcomes with multi-step timelines, and the communications will show the steps – for example, RFPs issued and contracts signed will be shared as indicators on the paths to completion.

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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?