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Terry Lee Allebaugh
Adjunct Instructor in the Sanford School of Public Policy


B.A., Berea College (1981)


Terry Allebaugh is a well-respected professor of the practice with over 30 years of experience as a local, state, and national leader on policy and practice around ending homelessness and developing affordable housing. He guided the Community Shelter in Durham from a winter to a year-round emergency shelter, putting in place supportive service programs to assist the homeless. He is the founder and was the long-term executive director for Housing for New Hope, which provides homeless prevention, street outreach services, rental assistance, and permanent supportive housing for those experiencing homelessness. As a housing developer under Allebaugh’s guidance, Housing for New Hope built and operated apartment facilities providing permanent, affordable housing. Through his leadership, the organization grew from an idea written on the back of a napkin to a robust nonprofit with 25 employees and over $5 million in assets.

Allebaugh testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee in 2007 on the linkage of housing and services and to a White House Commission in 2017 on the need for a systems response to the opioid epidemic inclusive of housing.   He has been a frequent presenter at state and national conferences on subjects including affordable and permanent supportive housing, homeless veterans, and advocacy. He served in founding and leadership roles in multiple nonprofits including the Durham Affordable Housing Coalition, Council to End Homelessness in Durham, and the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness. In addition, he had numerous stints as a state captain for North Carolina advocacy delegations to Capitol Hill in D.C.  

He recently completed a five-year tenure as the State Coordinator for Ending Veteran Homelessness working for both the N.C. Department of Military and Veteran Affairs and the N.C. Coalition to End Homelessness. 

Currently, Allebaugh serves as community advocate on homeless and housing issues in Durham and as an adjunct instructor of housing policy and implementation at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.

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Selected Grants