How the Public Sector Can Support Durham Opening Doors Homeless Prevention & Services

  • Expedite review process, reduction of development fees, and other programs to Reduce Regulatory Barriers to develop affordable housing.
  • Ensure an Inclusionary Housing program that provides usable density bonuses in exchange for a percentage of affordable units.
  • Develop a Receivership Program to improve and maintain vacant, substandard properties.
  • Encourage Mixed-Income Rental Projects (and Mixed-Use Projects) by providing capital subsidies and/or rental subsidies for affordable housing units.
  • Increase public funding for affordable rental housing programs.
  • Organize comprehensive and seamless intervention, outreach, and case management services for persons who are homeless.
  • Develop incentives that encourage for-profit developers to build affordable housing.
  • Ensure that public sector employees are educated about services/referrals available for families and individuals at-risk of homelessness.
  • Encourage local human service providers to participate in data collection through the North Carolina Homeless Management Information Network.
  • Implement and enhance a livable wage ordinance (See City of Durham for Model).