Emerson Woods

Emerson Woods

221 Commons Blvd
Durham, NC 27704

Shomacelle Williams

(919) 797-2174

Email (emersonwoods@voa.org)


  • 1BR
  • 48 Units
  • SeniorsWe provide housing for seniors who want to live independent lifestyles where they can thrive and age in place.
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • Handicap accessible
  • Partnership for Sustainable Communities


Emerson Woods Apartments is a beautiful 3 story complex for seniors 62 years of age and older. Located on a hill overlooking a pond in a quiet community. Beautifully landscaped and professionally managed.


  • Community Center with full kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Library
  • Computer Room
  • 2 Activity Rooms w/Flat Screen TV's
  • Fitness Room
  • Large Screened in Patio
  • Large Sun Room Lounging Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Professionally Landscaped Grounds
  • Washer/Dryer Facility on site
  • Secure Entrance into Complex
  • Lighted parking lot

How to Apply

Each Volunteers of America property has its own leasing office and its own application process.

Please contact each property directly if you or someone you know is interested in applying for an affordable apartment in one of our communities. The property staff can answer your questions regarding apartment availability, rent, income requirements or restrictions and how to obtain an application to apply for housing.