Durham Eviction Diversion Program

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The Durham Eviction Diversion Program is a partnership of our Durham office, Duke Law’s Civil Justice Clinic and the Durham Department of Social Services. The program uses tenant education, legal advocacy and rental assistance to prevent evictions and increase housing security for low-income renters in Durham County.

Free Eviction Advice for Qualifying Tenants

Are you a Durham resident undergoing an eviction? Come to Legal Aid’s courthouse clinic to get connected with a free attorney.

Clinic Hours

Open Monday – Friday 9AM-2PM
3rd floor, Room 3200

Please Bring

  • Your court papers
  • Lease
  • Ledger

Contact us

Reach us by email at durhamhousingteam@legalaidnc.org or by phone at (984) 297-2016

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.

Click here to be taken to the full website for the Durham Evictions Mapping Project. 

History of Settlement and Housing in Durham

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.