Landlords are encouraged to participate in Durham’s efforts to reduce and ultimately end homelessness by participating in The Unlocking Doors Initiative. Landlords are needed to rent units to formerly homeless people. A variety of housing subsidies often can be used to ensure that the landlord receives Fair Market Rent for a unit rented to a formerly homeless household. A Risk Mitigation Fund also has been established to reduce the risk that landlords may feel they take on by renting a unit to someone who has recently been homeless. Visit Unlocking Doors in Durham for more information.