Connected, Engaged, and Diverse Communities Initiatives

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Promote Community Capacity through Engagement

Target Pending 
Develop an organizational engagement plan focused on building community capacity.
Close to Target 
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.
Complete 
Connect residents to resources to identify and advance community priorities together 
Complete 
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

Complete 
Identify and lower barriers for residents who are justice involved to access programs and services
Complete 
Facilitate the process of defining the terms “Equity” and “Inclusion” that the City will adopt, and work with departments to operationalize.
On Target 
Explore and implement strategies to better connect youth and their families to resources and programs 
Not Defined 
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

On Target 
Identify and reduce regulatory impediments to housing affordability
Complete 
Develop and implement strategies to ensure housing and transportation services support affordability.
On Target 
Implement the five year Affordable Housing Plan. 
Close to Target 
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

Complete 
Utilize placemaking to facilitate natural interactions among community members to develop connections and build relationships.
Complete 
Invest in and create public art experiences – both downtown and in neighborhoods – that illuminate residents’ history, sparks reflection and dialogue, and enhances daily life.
On Target 
Engage Residents and community stakeholders to develop strategies to strengthen and stabilize neighborhoods. 
Complete 
Target specific parks for multi-departmental community based events. Use parks, centers, and programs to build relationships where multiple neighborhoods intersect. 

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