DHA Downtown & Neighborhood Planning (DDNP)


DHA is accepting proposals for the development of three sites – Fayette Place, Forest Hill Heights, and the DHA Central Office & Criminal Justice Resource Center – in September 2021. Join us for a community briefing to hear about the process, community engagement expectations, and the timeline. The Request for Proposals can be found on the DHA procurement website and here

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Focus site: Forest Hill Heights. To view a recording of the zoom meeting, click below 


or download here


4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Focus site: DHA Central Office & Criminal Justice Resource Center. To view a recording of the zoom meeting, click below


or download here


6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Focus site: Fayette Place. To view a recording of the zoom meeting, click below 


or download here

DDNP Final Report Executive Summary

Click here for the complete DDNP Final Report and supporting documentation -  DDNP Documents

Durham's downtown area is undergoing some dramatic changes with important affordable housing developments on the way.  The DHA Downtown and Neighborhood Plan (DDNP) was initiatied from a partnership between the City of Durham, Durham County and DHA, to collectively focus on nearly 60 acres of publicly owned land in downtown Durham to develop a single development framework
that simultaneously addresses the needs of all parties.


The preparation for DDNP began in 2017.  We are currently in Phase 4: finalize and implement plan.

The DHA Downtown and Neighborhood Plan preserves and develops over 2,400 mixed-income units to serve residents at various Area Median Incomes (AMI) in apartment complexes with bedroom sizes ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. 


For more information about DDNP, please contact Alisha Curry, Project Manager for the Durham Housing Authority at 919-683-1551 ext. 7019,or by email at [email protected] 

For more information about the project's planners and architects, please visit their websites:

EJP Consulting: http://www.ejpconsultinggroup.com/ 
Lord Aeck Sargent: http://www.lordaecksargent.com/

To learn more about the City of Durham’s Proposed Affordable Housing Investment FY20-FY24please click here.

To learn more about the Durham Affordable Housing Bond and how it will assist DHA to expand the number of affordable rental units can be found, please click here: www.durhamaffordablehousingbond.com