What progress has the program made so far?

The City is making real progress on the goals for housing and jobs through partnerships. FY2021 spending commitments are underway and progress can be seen in outcomes, particularly for direct services to low-income residents and in homeless services. Progress on longer-term housing construction outcomes is seen in key indicators, such as RFPs issued and contracts signed, in which partners are accountable to specific goals. The City of Durham does not develop affordable housing directly; it uses local and federal funds to fill gaps in a developer’s financing plan and is a differentiating factor in how an affordable housing developer attracts private capital. Both for-profit and nonprofit developers use City commitments to create financing packages for building or preserving affordable housing, thus bringing together a range of community partners to improve as much housing as possible.

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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?