DCLT is proud to highlight and recommend these community partner programs for our residents.


Financial Education

Reinvestment Partners is a HUD-certified housing counseling agency that offers foreclosure prevention, pre-purchase and rental counseling to resident in Durham.
Here is a link to their 2019 Class Schedule.

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) cultivates opportunities, assets, and communities that support the alleviation of homelessness and poverty. They offer financial education, relationship-based support to homeless and near-homeless individuals, and matched savings accounts for DCLT homeowners.

CEF also manages a Community Resource Database.  Oconnect.info is a consolidated community listing of services and resources offered by government and/or non-profit organizations locally. The database has been compiled through the efforts of organizations county-wide and is free and accessible to anyone online.

Regional Durham Finance Center’s Education and Counseling Programs offers one-on-one financial education and counseling, consumer credit counseling, and home-ownership education and counseling sessions with professional, certified counselors.


Durham CAN
Durham For All


Latino Community Credit Union
Self-Help Credit Union


Coalition for Affordable Housing and Transit
DurhamCares: Affordable Housing
North Carolina Housing Coalition

Regional Housing Organizations

Empowerment, Inc.
Passage Home

National Land Trust Resources

Burlington Associates
National consulting cooperative and premier technical assistance provider to community land trusts in the United States.

Grounded Solutions Network
Works nationally, connecting local experts with the networks, knowledge and support they need to promote housing solutions that will stay affordable for generations so communities can stabilize and strengthen their foundation for good.                  

Institute for Community Economics (ICE)
Makes loans to nonprofits that develop affordable homes for families across the United States, focusing on shared-equity housing and long-term affordable homeownership.  ICE shares a lending page with their sister loan fund, National Housing Trust Community Development Fund (NHTCDF).