With a grant from the city, financial commitment from Duke, and a partnership (the West End Collaborative) between Habitat for Humanity, Self-Help, and the Quality of Life Committee, DCLT constructed six houses with active solar hot water heaters on Pauli Murray Place in 2006 and 2007.
The entire street is considered ‘land banked,’ meaning every house was developed by one of these three nonprofit developers.
One such leader is Kristin Tate, homeowner and former board member, pictured here. She lives on Pauli Murray Place (formerly Gattis Street). The street is named for the first African American woman with Durham roots to become an Episcopal priest. For more information, visit the Pauli Murray Project.