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DHA and Durham Community Partners Unveil Fayette Place at Open House

On April 11 at Hayti Heritage Center, representatives of the Durham Housing Authority and Durham Community Partners hosted an open house to share details about Fayette Place, a new multi-family residential development just south of downtown. The public event was a highly anticipated update to many previous community feedback sessions on the progress of an important tear-down and rebuild that is a centerpiece of the DHA’s Downtown & Neighborhood Plan.
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February 21, 2024 McDougald Terrace Resident Meeting

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Dec 2023 We’re still feeling the Holiday joy at our Durham Housing communities! The Oxford Manor Toy Giveaway was such a great success!!

On behalf of the Oxford Manor Residents and Staff, we would like to thank: Throttle HAWKS Motorcycle Club Golden Honeys, Let’s Roll MC, Clutch N Burn MC Durham, GoodFellas Motorcycle Riding Club, NuEra and Klassique Jewels SC! #Community #ToyGiveaway #HappyHolidays #DurhamNC
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2023 READS Scholarship Awards Ceremony

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National Night Out in Durham was a Blast!

October 3, 2023 - We had a blast as we kicked off National Night Out in Durham! National Night Out (NNO) is an annual nationwide community event aimed to promote healthy relationships between neighborhoods and law enforcement.
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Youth Art Exhibit at The Hayti Heritage Center

Congrats to our DHA students that participated in our first Youth Art Exhibit at The Hayti Heritage Center! Shoutout to our #DurhamChoice CNI staff for organizing this event to showcase our youth’s creative skills. Way to go #TeamDHA
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July 2023, New beginnings are underway at The TA Grady Community Center, as our Jobs Plus Program facility reopens after last year’s vandalism.

We’re so excited to continue offering career and support services to our residents! Special thank you to our elected leaders, staff, CBS, ABC 11, WRAL and the Durham community for making yesterday a memorable milestone. #JobsPlus #DurhamHousing #Community #TAGrady
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Cornwallis Community Enjoyed “Church in the Street” July 16, 2023

Check out this #WeekendRecap as our Cornwallis community enjoyed ‘Church in the Street’ hosted by community partners Durham Cares and Evangelism for Christ! #CornwallisCommunity #DurhamHousing #ResidentLeadership
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June 23-25, 2023 Entrepreneurship Exploration Summer Camp was a Hit and Raised Over $500

Huge shoutout to our Cornwallis resident leadership and Wall Street Juniors for hosting last week’s Entrepreneurship Summer Camp to showcase the skills of our young people. Over $500 was raised as a result of the students business plans. Way to go Cornwallis!! #FutureLeaders #DHA
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Breaking Ground and Making Progress at the Elizabeth Street Apartments

Last week (week May 15, 2023), we successfully celebrated the groundbreaking of The Elizabeth Street Apartments.
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Celebrated the Grand Opening of The Joyce Senior Complex April 14, 2023

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Thank You McDougald Terrace Residents for Attending the February 2023 Redevelopment Meeting

(February 13, 2023) We would like to thank our McDougald Terrace residents for attending this month's Redevelopment meeting to discuss the proposed plans for their community. The future is bright and we’re looking forward to building it together!
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Durham's 519 East Main + Liberty Apartments Demolition Event

(November 15, 2022) Forever Home, Durham Continues Progress for Affordable Housing Options
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Grand Re-Opening of JJ Henderson Senior Apartments in Durham NC on October 28, 2022

Renovated Property Revitalizes Affordable Housing for Durham's Low-Income Seniors
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2022 READS Scholarship Recipients Presentation

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Community Engagement Shapes McDougald Terrace Redevelopment

Residents, local school administrators, and community partners gather to discuss the redevelopment planning for McDougald Terrace. Our McDougald Terrace residents play a critical role with our Community Engagement to help shape the future of the area.
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July 13, 2022 - 50% Construction Completion Celebration - The Joyce - An Affordable Senior Community -Coming Spring 2023

Durham Housing Authority and development partner Laurel Street Residential celebrated the fifty percent construction completion at Downtown Durham’s new senior development, ‘The Joyce.’ The Joyce Senior Residences is named after Joyce Thorpe Nichols, who, in 1970, was the first woman and the first Black woman to graduate from the Duke Physician Assistant Program, making her officially the first African American female PA in the country. Ms. Nichols is also a former member of the DHA Board of Commissioners.
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McDougald Terrace Residents Meeting

April 23, 2022: DHA staff and McDougald Terrace residents met to discuss redevelopment plans for the community. Upcoming dates for additional meetings will be posted on
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Downtown Durham Developer’s Community Meeting

Building better futures together! We would like to thank everyone for attending and participating in yesterday’s Downtown Durham Developer’s Community Meeting. We look forward to the upcoming community meetings to dig deeper into development plans with our Durham residents and community.
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2021 READS Scholarship

We would like to send a huge congratulations to our 2021 READS Scholarship Recipients! Each student received a scholarship of $1,500 to help with the cost of school and other expenses. The best is yet to come for this group of students! #DHAScholarship #collegebound #community #BestAndBrightest
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2021 Winter Wonderland Event

On Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, the Community Life team hosted an awesome Winter Wonderland holiday event at the Calvert Place Community Center. During the event, residents had the opportunity to take holiday pictures in the family photobooths, play arcade games, and enjoy a fun evening in the community.
Congratulations ERAP Raffle Winners. Contact us to learn more: Call: 1-844-777-3277 or Email:

ERAP Raffle Update

CONGRATS to our ERAP raffle winners Mr. Eubanks and Ms. Barnette. A few weeks ago, we mailed out letters to get residents signed up for rental assistance and we’re extremely thankful for all those who participated. Keep an eye out for your DHA mail and don’t miss your chance to win our next raffle! Contact our Housing Stability Team to learn more about “A Fresh Start” program. Call 1-844-777-3277 or email for assistance.
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Forest Hills Heights Pre-Thanksgiving Giveaway 11/20/2021

Tis the season to be thankful! Special thank you and shout-out to Greater Works Outreach Ministries Inc. for organizing The Forest Hills Heights Pre-Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway! Checkout the photos from Saturday’s event.
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JJ Henderson Groundbreaking - 8/27/21

DHA Celebrates JJ Henderson Groundbreaking Ceremony with Staff and NC Public Officials
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JJ Henderson Rehab and New Construction

Keep track of the progress we're making at our JJ Henderson Senior Complex. Check out the before and after renovations!
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National Night Out - 8/3/21

Each year, neighbors in Durham Housing Authority’s (DHA) communities come together to celebrate National Night Out. This event is nationwide and promotes police/community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood fellowship. National Night Out is coordinated by the DHA’s Resident Councils, Resident Safety Operations, staffers and other sponsors of the Community.
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KaBoom Ribbon Cutting 5/5/2022

Thursday May 5th, we celebrated the official ribbon-cutting for the opening of Burton Park’s new playground in Durham! It’s exciting to finally see the hard work of Durham Parks and Recreation, KABOOM!, lol Blue Cross NC, and all the amazing volunteers. It’s going to be a great summer for our DHA youth. Way to go! #Kaboom #DurhamStrong #community
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Tree Planting Ceremony

Teamwork makes the dream work! Check out this recap of today’s Tree Planting Ceremony at Edgemont Elms Park. Special shout-out to Community Leader, Charlitta Burruss and Trees Durham for hosting this event. #DurhamHousing #durhampark #community #saveourtrees
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PAC1 Hoover Road Community Meeting

Special thank you to everyone who attended the PAC 1 Hoover Road Community Meeting. Every voice mattered and we’re thankful for the opportunity to discuss solutions together. #DurhamHousing #HooverRoad #Community #PartnersAgainstCrime

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