Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program + September's Top 10 News

Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program + September's Top 10 News

Here's a roundup of important information this September. Please share with your friends and community members- you never know who might need it.

This month, we're exploring stories from Durham College as part of the Our Community Stories video series. This event will take place Friday, September 24 at noon. RSVP and register for the Zoom link.

As always, let us know if you have any questions.

Wishing you health and happiness!

-Your City of Durham Community Engagement Team 

This Month's Top 10 

Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Are you behind on rent due to COVID-19? Apply for assistance: visit DurhamERAP.dconc.gov/cares for more information.

SRO Youth Listening Sessions

Do you know a student of color attending a DPS high school that has a school resource officer (SRO)? Each student coordinator will be paid a stipend of $125 to organize a listening session with 8-12 fellow students, discussing students’ safety and wellness needs and alternatives to school policing. Each participating student will receive a stipend of $25. Interested students should contact Tyler Whittenberg and Nori McDuffie by September 30th.

Our Community Stories: Durham College

Our Community Stories are conversations with recent and longtime residents of predominately Black and African American communities in Durham. This month highlights Durham College. RSVP for the Zoom session on Friday, September 24 at noon. Don't forget past recordings are available


Excel - StepUp Durham Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

In Durham’s Guaranteed Income Pilot or Excel, 115 formerly-incarcerated individuals will be randomly selected to receive an unconditional, cash transfer of $500 per month. The pilot will last one year. Read more about the project and fill out the pre-screening form to be added to an interest list.


Paid Opportunties for Queer Young People of Color

Calling Queer-identified people of color ages 15-29: get paid to share media about your lived experiences. Email [email protected] for more information.


Durham Celebrates MED Week Oct. 4-8

The Bull City observes an all-virtual 2021 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week during October 4-8. MED Week celebrates the achievements of minority entrepreneurs. This year's programming includes a series of virtual events - see the listings and register online by October 1.


How to Help Afghan Refugees

The Triangle is welcoming Afghan refugees, and CWS Durham lists some ways you can help. See ways to take action to help.


Call for Artists

There's multiple opportunities for artists in Durham! Including: Art for the Durham Convention & Arts Complex, emerging artist grants, and a Carolina Woman Magazine photo contest. Check the Durham Arts Council website for a list of all the opportunities.


Keeping It All Together During COVID - Mental Health Webinar

COVID is stressful!! Sign up for a mental health webinar on September 30 at 6 p.m. Mental health provider and mother Dr. Nicole Imbraguglio will share tips on how to take care of our mental health; father and physician Dr. Tom Wenger will answer any questions about COVID and the vaccine. Spanish language interpretation will be available.


Wisdom Wednesdays

Register for as many sessions as you like in a six-week discussion group for Black parents and guardians. The sessions are on Wednesdays, running until Oct 6. Remaining sessions are: 9/22 - Interest Awareness; 9/29 - Multicultural Navigation; and 10/6 - Social Justice.


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  • Carolyn Caggia
    published this page in News 2021-09-29 19:53:09 -0400