Thanks For Stopping By
The Durham Housing Authority, like so many public agencies, has seen its share of financial challenges in 2010 and 2011; but overall, it has been a productive time for Durham Housing Authority. The changes in DHA’s staffing and business processes have driven much-needed progress in 2011, serving the Durham community more efficiently and effectively.
Two year ago, DHA's Housing Choice Voucher program was designated as “troubled” by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), struggling to comply with regulations, understaffed and backlogged with work. Today the program is designated as “standard performing” and fully staffed, with continuous improvement of customer service delivery a top priority. Nearly 1,000 landlords participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program. We appreciate their partnership.
In its public housing program, DHA’s 14 communities have high occupancy rates, strong resident councils and vibrant Resident Services programs – too many to list. All of these factors have contributed to the Public Housing program’s continuing at the high end of “standard performing” status.
The coming years should be very exciting for DHA in the area of Development as we close out our HOPE VI program and look toward new horizons. Downtown Durham and the NorthEastCentral neighborhood in particular have seen amazing redevelopment activity, much of which was sparked by HOPE VI. As we look to the future, we are anxious to engage the community with our effort to win a Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) grant for the McDougald Terrace neighborhood as well as many other prospects to breathe new life into other weary neighborhoods.
Dallas J. Parks
Chief Executive Officer
Available Documents & Other Web Links
2010 Annual Report (1,413K)
2011 Housing Conference Report (8,381K)
DDC Journal story featuring DHA (2,473K)
December 2011-Housing Spotlight (1,317K)
January 2012 Newsletter (1,611K)
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