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News articles

September 18, 2014 – Residents take big step as trail opens

DURHAM — McDougald Terrace residents began a one-mile journey around their community with a spring in their step as a new walking trail opened Thursday. Called the Healthy Mile Trail, the series of sidewalks winds through the public housing community, offering residents a convenient way to exercise at no cost. (full article).


August 7, 2014 – Community, police band together

DURHAM — Tuesday night the Durham Police Department was out in full force. Officers, officials and other members of the department weren’t out canvassing for a crime. Instead they were out to meet the community and show their support for neighborhood watch programs – and in some cases that included dancing. (full article).

February 22, 2014 – NCCU nursing students partner with public housing residents

DURHAM — Elaine Robinson’s son has asthma. She is still working her way through her experiences with domestic violence. Her older sister died from AIDS at 27 years old.

For the past month and a half, Robinson has spent time in the classroom with N.C. Central University nursing students learning about sexually transmitted diseases, allergies and asthma, family health history and healthy relationships. All of these topics, she said, hit home. (full article)


December 21, 2013 – Residents come through for McDougald Terrace kids 

DURHAM — Durham residents came through for the McDougald Terrace toy giveaway Saturday, dropping off several more donations in time for the event Saturday afternoon.  As of Thursday, Felicia Quinn, president of the resident council of the large public housing complex, said they were still 80 toys short.  (full article)


December 21, 2013 – Former NBA player gives back to McDougald Terrace, where he grew up

DURHAM — Rodney Rogers grew up in 3A on Sima Avenue in McDougald Terrace, Durham’s largest public housing complex. He went on to Wake Forest University and was a first-round draft pick for the Denver Nuggets in 1993, launching a career in the NBA. He played 12 seasons before returning to North Carolina. He lives in Timberlake now, and came to visit his old neighborhood Saturday to give back, he said.  (full article)


December 19, 2013 – 80 toys needed for Christmas at McDougald Terrace 

DURHAM — Public housing complex McDougald Terrace needs another 80 toys for its Christmas giveaway Saturday for children to ensure that each child receives a gift.  The McDougald Terrace Resident Council is organizing the event to distribute coats, food and toys to neighborhood families.  (full article)


November 2, 2013 – McDougald Terrace holds coat drive for neighborhood children

DURHAM — Felicia Quinn has noticed that as it gets colder, many of the children walking around her neighborhood still go without coats. They stuff their arms in their shirts, a feeble attempt to keep warm as the temperatures drop.McDougald Terrace, a large public housing community off Lawson Street, is home to about 250 children, said Quinn, president of the neighborhood’s Resident Council. (full article)


Oct 28, 2013 – NCCU Nursing Student form McDougald Terrace Initiative 

DURHAM — Theresa B. Wilson can remember the date she moved into McDougald Terrace, the largest conventional public housing neighborhood in Durham, off Lawson Street: Nov. 17, 2009.  (full article)

**The initiative was also highlighted on the CLPHA website (12/4/2013)**


March 12, 2013 – Durham Housing Authority Engages Residents to Revitalize Southeast Central Durham 

On March 5 and 6, 2013 Curt Davis and Emily Williams of the HUD North Carolina Office of Field Policy and Management joined Paula Rouse and Marianne Nazzaro of the Office of Public and Indian Housing in HUD Headquarters, along with staff of the Durham Housing Authority and local stakeholders to launch the Choice Neighborhoods project and provide onsite technical assistance in Durham, North Carolina.   Five months earlier on October 12, 2012, HUD awarded the Durham Housing Authority a $300,000 Choice Neighborhoods grant to support the development of a community-driven transformation plan for revitalizing public housing in the Southeast Central neighborhood of Durham.(full article)



DURHAM – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Office of Field Policy Management Pat Hoban-Moore presented today a symbolic check in the amount of $300,000 to the Housing Authority of the City of Durham to execute grassroots efforts to revitalize the public housing at McDougald Terrace and transform the Southeast Central neighborhood of Durham.  (full article)