Durham Neighborhood Housing Services: Reversing Neighborhood Decline Public Deposited

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  • Glass, Brent
    • Other Affiliation: Executive Director, Durham Neighborhood Housing Services, Durham, NC
  • Since 1980, Durham Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) has offered free financial counseling and technical assistance to all property owners in the Old North Durham neighborhood (see map below). The program's goal is to reverse neighborhood decline by bringing together the resources that contribute to reinvestment and growth: residents, business, and government. A volunteer board of directors that represents each of these elements runs the organization with a paid staff of three professionals carrying out the daily delivery of services. In the four cases described in this article, Durham NHS served as a bridge between the private and public sectors to achieve the renovation of under-maintained property. The improvement of each of these properties directly led to additional reinvestment in adjacent properties in the neighborhood.
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 28
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