Our work is supported in large part by the City of Durham, Z Smith Reynolds Foundation, Enterprise Community Foundation, the Duke/Durham Partnership, the NC Community Development Initiative and charitable contributions from a wide array of individuals and corporations who understand that DCLT is Durham’s solution for building, managing, and advocating for permanent affordable housing.

Special thanks to our Sustaining Donors who have contributed 10 Years or More! 

You know who you are.  Without you, DCLT would not be as strong as we are today. 


JULY 2018 – We are currently partnering with Habitat of Humanity of Durham and BullCity Youth Build to build two, new permanently affordable rental homes on Kent St. in the West End.

Email Kristen Cox @ if you would like to schedule a team building, 3-hour volunteer morning or afternoon shift for a group you’re a part of this Summer or Fall 2018!

Volunteer Build Day, July 2018. Photo Credit: Susan Heske


We are always looking for justice-minded volunteers to plug into our work.

There are many other ways to get involved:

  • Join our Board of Directors
  • Join a Board Committee
  • Make an annual donation and become a Sustainer!
  • Make a planned Gift

You can partner, donate, or volunteer with DCLT.   Please contact us at to learn about opportunities.


Thanks to sponsorships

 from the following corporations that sustain DCLT over the years.

HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties, BB & T, G. Crabtree Home Building, McCormack, Baron & Salazar, Mig Murphy Sistrom, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, Nationwide Insurance, Petway Mills & Pearson, PA, PNC Bank, Self-Help, Vaguely Reminiscent, Urban Durham Realty. 

Durham Community Land Trustees is a chartered member of NeighborWorks America.