Donna Biederman

D-CHIPP Partner Spotlight: Durham Housing Authority

The U.S. Housing Act passed in 1949, and in response, the Durham mayor, Dan Edwards, appointed a committee of citizens to address sub-standard housing in Durham. The committee recommended the passage of a sub-standard housing ordinance to empower the city to address poor housing and the passage of an ordinance to establish a housing authority. Shortly after, the Housing Authority of the City of Durham was established. The Housing Authority’s first properties were McDougald Terrace and Few Gardens.

Biederman Serves in Leadership Positions in Health and Housing at the Local, State and National Levels

Donna Biederman, associate professor, recently began serving in leadership roles at multiple levels. 

Locally, Biederman is a Co-chair of the Health and Housing committee of the Partnership for a Healthy Durham. The committee is developing a two-year work plan and has goals related to data availability and quality, awareness and advocacy around affordable housing in Durham. 

Biederman and Colleagues Present at Margolis Health Policy and Management Seminar

Donna Biederman, associate professor; and colleagues Mina Silberberg, PhD; and Emily Carmody, LCSW of North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness; recently served as invited presenters where they presented findings from their Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded project, “Increasing housing stability: Assessing promising tenancy support models to inform local, state, and national policy and practice” at a recent Margolis Health Policy and Management seminar.

Biederman and Colleagues Receive Award from Duke Endowment

Congratulations to Donna Biederman, associate professor; and her colleagues Julia Gamble of the Duke Outpatient Clinic and Sally Wilson of Project Access Durham County on their award, “Safe Hospital Discharge Transitions for Homeless Patients with Opiate Risk or Addiction.” The grant is awarded from the Duke Endowment through the Department of Population Health.

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