The Durham Evictions Mapping Project tells the story of housing insecurity and eviction in Durham during the COVID-19 pandemic as experienced by clients of the Durham Eviction Diversion Program. The project invites you to listen to our clients. Our neighbors speak to what home means to them, how their city has changed, and how the Durham Eviction Diversion Program has worked with them to ensure that all people have a permanent place to call home.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the eviction crisis in Durham. Housing insecurity has long riddled the city. Read about the connections between past and present history of housing in Durham.
Since March 2020, federal, state, and local governments have passed eviction moratoria and launched financial assistance programs to stabilize tenancies. Trace the recent history of these programs.
The Durham Eviction Diversion Program has a robust outreach campaign including public events and opportunities to invite our attorneys and community resource coordinator to speak about the importance of their work to your community organization.
We also host prominent authors, legal scholars, and journalists to speak on housing and the law. Click here to watch a lecture by Richard Rothstein (March 2021). Click here to watch a lecture by Catherine Coleman Flowers (May 2021). Click here to watch a lecture by Gene Nichol (July 2021).
In spring 2021, the Durham Eviction Diversion Program launched a new rental assistance fund to help our neighbors who often fall outside the scope of government-based aid, including those living in motels and boarding houses. All donations to the new fund will help your neighbors in need achieve housing security. To date, we have raised more than $47,000.
To donate, click the button below, and choose "Durham Rental Assistance Fund" from the designation dropdown box on the website.
Your gift provides legal help to our clients within the prohibitions and conditions enforced by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). As an LSC funded organization, all non-LSC grants and contributions made to us are subject to restrictions in the Legal Services Corporation Act, 42 U.S.C. 2996 et seq. and LSC's appropriations. Please contact us for more information. See www.lsc.gov/restrictions.