[For Immediate Release April 1. 2019.] It is rare these days to get to celebrate permanent affordable housing wins in Durham. On April 10 at 4:00 pm, Durham Community Land Trustees (DCLT) will celebrate – with a host of nonprofit partners – the completed construction of two, new beautiful energy-efficient three-bedroom rental homes in the … Continued
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Story published by Gregory Scruggs on 1/21/19 for Thomas Reuters Foundation. DURHAM, North Carolina – A home under construction is a common sight in Durham, a small but booming city in North Carolina that has been billed “the start-up capital of the South.” But this wood-frame, which will soon be a three-bedroom house, is unusual: it will rent … Continued
Nakia Hodges has lived in one of DCLT’s 2 bedroom Morehead Glen apartments with her son Caleb (age 5) and her daughter Johnessia (age 17) for over four years. Developed in 1995, Morehead Glen is a four-building, 20 townhouse-style rental apartment complex in the Greater West End. It rents to residents who earn 60% of … Continued
Highlighted DCLT as a nationally-recognized, grassroots organization working in communities of color using the community land trust model to promote development without the displacement of longtime residents. Produced by Open Studio Productions in 2013.
“I really hope the city can get behind permanent affordability. Housing is a community value and a community right,” says Melissa Norton, DCLT Board President. source: DCLT in NECD: A new friend to the community
Neighborworks America honored DCLT with a 2016 Community Building & Engagement Staff award. This award recognized DCLT’s commitment to resident voice and peer learning.
NC Community Development Initiative now The Initiative awarded DCLT a Certificate of Appreciation on July 29, 2016 for their partnership in working with youth leaders. DCLT helped end homelessness for 4 individuals by Housing for New Hope and was honored in February 2015.
DCLT receives one of ten GSK Impact Awards (November 2015). source: http://us.gsk.com/en-us/media/press-releases/2015/ten-innovative-nonprofits-receive-40000-gsk-impact-awards-for-contributing-to-a-healthier-triangle-region/
In 2011, DCLT helped Tara and her husband Jermaine and three children move to Durham and find a place they could call home after being evicted when Jermaine became ill. Durham CARES created this video portrait of Tara, Jermaine and longtime DCLT donor, Ethel Simonetti.