Revitalizing Walltown In 1994, Self-Help began a process of deep community engagement and major revitalization in Walltown, a Durham, North Carolina neighborhood that was struggling with economic and physical decline. During a decade of work, we built or rehabilitated 77 affordable homes for low-income families. A host of partners and volunteers also participated to improve many different aspects of the Walltown community. The transformation has been remarkable. Crime has fallen, homeownership rates have increased, and property values have risen. An array of partners continue long-term investment in the community that will continue to pay off. Children playing in Durham’s Walltown neighborhood. Working in partnership with Duke University, Self-Help invested in Walltown to create safe, affordable housing for first-time home buyers.