Resident Resources in a Time of COVID-19

*If you have limited internet access or would like help applying for any of these resources, please call us at (919)490-0063 ext. 1104 for Marcia Rogers*

*Si no tiene acceso de internet o necesita ayuda para aplicar para cualquiera de estos recursos, llámenos a (919)490-0063 ext. 1104 para Marcia Rogers*

Cash Assistance/ Asistencia de dinero
  • NC Department of Commerce — Unemployment benefits for people who have lost work/ Seguro de desempleo para personas que han perdido trabajo: apply online at / aplicar en el internet a des.nc.gov or by phone at / o por teléfono a (888)737-0259; Link
  • Day One Disaster Relief: cash to people and businesses who have lost income / dinero para personas y negocios que han perdido ingreso; Link
  • SIWANC – The Triangle: $100 cash assistance for service industry workers/ $100 para trabajadores de servicio: email siwanorthcarolina@gmail.com with subject line “Assistance” / envíe a siwanorthcarolina@gmail.com con el sujeto “Assistance”; Link
  • Durham Artist Relief Fund — Funds for artists/fondos para artistas: Link
  • Durham Department of Social Services — funds for families in emergencies and rental assistance/ fondos para familias en emergencias y asistencia con la renta: (919)560-8000; Link

Resources for Undocumented Immigrants/Recursos para imigrantes indocumentados

  • List of Various Resources/Lista de recursos varios: Link
  • Resource Request/ Solicitud para recursos: covid19equityinclusion@gmail.com
  • Bentacourt Macias Family Scholarship – Fund for Supporting Undocumented Families/ Fondos para ayudar familias indocumentados: Link
Resources for Seniors
PayingForSeniorCare helps the elderly and their families fully understand the cost of long term care and the programs that can provide financial support.
Local Resources/Recursos Locales
  • Community Empowerment Fund: database of local resources/ información de más recursos locales: 919-797-9233; Link
  • NC 211 — 24/7 assistance for anything related to COVID-19/ 24/7 asistencia para todo en relación de COVID-19: Text/Manda COVIDNC to 898-211 for announcements and updates/ para anuncios; Call/Llame 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162: Link
  • Durham Pocket Guide of Social Services: Link
  • NC Mutual Aid Map/ La Mapa de recursos en NC para ayuda mutua: Link
  • El Centro Hispano — Resources for the Latinx community/ recursos para la comunidad latina; (919) 687-4635; Link
Food Assistance/Asistencia de comida
  • Durham Food Pantry & Pick up Sites: info@endhungerdurham.org  or call (919) 381-5969; Link
  • Interfaith Food Shuttle — food delivery/ entrega de comida; call Marcia Rogers or email at marcia@dclt.org; llame a Marcia o envíe a marcia@dclt.org
  • Durham Public Schools Food Assistance: (919) 560-3657; Link
Children and Education/ Los niños y educación
  • Durham Public Schools — educational resources for public school students/ recursos para estudiantes de escuelas públicas: Link
  • Spanish Language Support for parents/ Ayuda en español para padres: (919) 560-2510
  • Drive-up Diaper Pick Up, Ages 0-5 at Durham Cooperative Extension on Fridays, 721 Foster Street, Durham NC. 
National Resources/Recursos nacionales

Food Assistance/Asistencia de comida

  • Expensify.org — Cash reimbursement for SNAP recipients/ Dinero para recipientes de SNAP: Link

Cash Assistance/ Asistencia de dinero

  • USBG National Charity — Bartender Emergency Assistance Program/ Dinero para camareros: Link
  • The Creator Fund — Financial Assistance for Creatives/Dinero para creativos o artistas: Link
  • One Fair Wage — Financial Assistance for Service Workers/ Dinero para trabajadores de servicio: Link

New York Foundation for the Arts — Grants for Artists/ Subsidios para artistas: Link

DCLT’s Community Resources

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 Homebuyer Workshop calendar.

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.


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).