DHA is an important partner for improving and expanding affordable rental housing. The public housing that DHA owns represents the majority of the affordable housing in Durham for extremely low-income households. Because of shortfalls in federal funding over decades, public housing in Durham and nationally faces an enormous backlog of capital investment, leaving many public housing residents living in substandard and functionally obsolete units. To address this challenge, the Durham Housing Authority developed the DHA Downtown and Neighborhood Plan (DDNP) in partnership with community stakeholders, the City, and County to guide the redevelopment of the first phase of public housing properties as economically fair communities, preserving the extremely affordable public housing and adding affordable and market-rate housing. The City’s commitment is currently directed to the DHA development plans for: JJ Henderson, 519 East Main/Liberty, Oldham, Forest Hill Heights, and a significant addition of residential and mixed-use units at the DHA office site.