We build, advocate for, and manage permanent affordable housing in Durham.

The biggest need for affordable housing in Durham is for families at 30% area median income (AMI) and below, whom we serve.

Below are the Durham metro income limits eligible for land trust housing based on the number of persons living in a household as of June 2021.

  1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person
30% AMI $18,150 $20,750 $23,350 $25,900
60% AMI $36,300 $41,520 $46,680 $51,840
80% AMI $48,400 $55,300 $62,200 $69,100


An average DCLT rent = $460 whereas Durham’s average rent in 2020 was $1200. 

That’s a difference of $700 monthly or $8,000 annually!