Promote Community Capacity through Engagement
Develop an organizational engagement plan focused on building community capacity.
Expand outreach to and engagement with residents who have limited English proficiency by developing and executing strategies specifically designed to build relationships and community trust.
Connect residents to resources to identify and advance community priorities together
Partner with Durham Public Schools to better understand and address community issues as they pertain to Durham’s youth and families.
Advance a More Inclusive and Equitable Durham
Identify and lower barriers for residents who are justice involved to access programs and services
Facilitate the process of defining the terms “Equity” and “Inclusion” that the City will adopt, and work with departments to operationalize.
Explore and implement strategies to better connect youth and their families to resources and programs
Planning when, where, and how we coordinate delivery of City of Durham services and investments at the neighborhood level to expand resident opportunities and increase equity.
Make Durham more Affordable
Identify and reduce regulatory impediments to housing affordability
Develop and implement strategies to ensure housing and transportation services support affordability.
Implement the five year Affordable Housing Plan.
Expand the utilization of tax credits, including the federal Earned IncomeTax Credit (EITC) and State property tax relief programs, that increase the incomes of low-income households.
Cultivate Stronger Connections between Neighbors
Utilize placemaking to facilitate natural interactions among community members to develop connections and build relationships.
Invest in and create public art experiences – both downtown and in neighborhoods – that illuminate residents’ history, sparks reflection and dialogue, and enhances daily life.
Engage Residents and community stakeholders to develop strategies to strengthen and stabilize neighborhoods.
Target specific parks for multi-departmental community based events. Use parks, centers, and programs to build relationships where multiple neighborhoods intersect.
Status Indicators: On Target | Close to Target | Needs Improvement | Target Pending