Was this program impacted by COVID-19?

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on both the Community Development Department and external partners, including the need to deploy federal emergency funding with short spending timelines, affected the implementation of the Forever Home, Durham program. The COVID-19 response included funds for emergency rental assistance, developing and supporting non-congregate housing options, service delivery for residents experiencing homelessness, and operating funding for nonprofit housing partners to preserve essential affordable housing development capacity. Progress continued on Forever Home, Durham goals during this period and Community Development Department has adjusted the timeline for implementation by a year, through FY25.

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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?