Durham Community Land Trustees (DCLT) is a community land trust that builds strong communities by developing, managing, and advocating for permanent affordable housing. DCLT offers residents with low and moderate incomes a stable foundation for achieving economic security in Durham, NC.



To us, there is no single issue greater than affordable housing.

  • We believe in Community
    • The majority of our board of directors are neighbors, homeowners, and residents.
    • We develop and manage homes for sale and for rent because our neighbors demand both.
    • We prioritize relocating our current residents when needing to rehab their homes, and selling to our residents whenever possible.
  • We believe in Equity
    • We build strong partnerships with the city of Durham and other nonprofits to develop special needs rental housing that can provide safe and affordable homes to individuals living with disabilities.
    • We also build affordable houses for veterans and seniors.
  • We believe in Sustainability 
    • We renovate properties in partnership with residents and local, regional, and national organizations to create tangible improvements for the community.
    • We construct energy-efficient homes to dramatically reduce tenants’ utility bills.