Durham Seeks Input on Zoning Changes to Expand Housing Choices

Online Survey Now Available

Fast-paced population growth, limited availability of developable tracts, and a renewed preference for in-town living has led to a housing availability and affordability challenge for Durham.
To address this issue, the Durham City-County Planning Department is now seeking input on changes that are needed to Durham’s existing zoning rules to help eliminate regulatory barriers and expand housing options.
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Beat Opioids by Joining Together

The opioid epidemic has now reached black America. Drug overdose deaths are skyrocketing among black Americans.

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Citizen Police Academy 2018

Opportunity to Work with the Pauli Murray Project

Are you or do you know someone 21-28 who would like to spend the next year working with the Pauli Murray Project/Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice? Does the idea of a transformational program of service and social justice work, leadership training, vocational discernment, and intentional community living intrigue you? We have been funded to host a Johnson Service Corp Member for 2018-2019 – IF THAT IS YOU, PLEASE READ ON AND APPLY!

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Durham Hosts Hillandale Road Bike & Pedestrian Facilities Meeting

Drop-In Style Meeting to Collect Resident Input on Preferred Alternative Design Plan

If you live, work, or travel along Hillandale Road in Durham, you’ll want to mark your calendar for a meeting later this month to review the preferred alternative for bicycle and pedestrian designs for this busy road.

The City of Durham Public Works Department has prepared the preferred alternative design for bicycle and pedestrian facilities along Hillandale Road from I-85 to the NC Highway 147, and staff wants to share their work to date and get resident input.

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CHOTG Citizenship & Government Partners with National Public Works Week 

Durham Belt Line Trail Master Plan

Disaster Preparedness

All of the information below is from FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness eBrief. 

Prepare for Flooding During Hurricane Season

Stay prepared for possible flooding throughout hurricane season. Whether you live in a hurricane-prone area or not, heavy rains or flooding may still affect you.

Flooding can happen during any season. Some areas of the country are at greater risk at certain times of the year. While coastal areas are at higher risk for flooding during hurricane season, the Midwest is more at risk in the spring and during heavy summer rains. Ice jams occur in the spring in the Northeast and Northwest. Even the deserts of the Southwest are at risk during the late summer monsoon season.

The FEMA 2016 National Household Survey reports that 4 in 10 emergency plans include an evacuation plan. Make sure you and your family prepare with these tips from Ready.gov/Floods:

  • Know your flood risk.
  • Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to get to higher ground, or to evacuate.
  • Make a flood emergency plan for the relevant type of local flood risk with plans such as evacuation, shelter, and locations for high ground.
  • Build or restock your emergency kit, including a minimum of three days of food and water, flashlight, batteries, cash, prescription medications and first aid supplies.
  • Consider buying flood insurance. Homeowners insurance and renters insurance do not typically cover flood damage.
  • Stay tuned to your phone alerts, TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.

For more flood safety information, download the How to Prepare for a Flood guide and watch the When the Clouds Form video.


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Changes in ID Requirements

Applicants Sought for 2018 Durham Neighborhood College

Deadline to Apply Is August 3, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. – City and County employees work hard every day to provide quality services making Durham a great place to live, work, and play. Each organization has developed a strategic plan that provides a firm foundation for an excellent and sustainable quality of life.

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