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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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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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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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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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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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Serving the City of Durham, North Carolina