Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

In This Section


    The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is composed of no more than 9 members who will represent the diverse viewpoints of community stakeholders on affordable housing.

    The Committee will work in conjunction with City leadership and staff to implement the 2008 Affordable Housing Plan. The specific functions will be:

    • to consider affordable housing policy issues and advise City leadership about those policies;
    • to develop concrete action steps to implement the highest priorities of the Affordable Housing Plan, and to update that Plan as appropriate over time;
    • to advise City leadership and staff regarding affordable housing priorities for the investment of City-controlled funds.

    Chair: Barry Bialik
    Vice-Chair: Jay Gurney
    Members: Randall Barnett, Lindsey Simmerly, Laura Collins, Mae Creadick, Scott Dedman, Jo Ikelheimer, Barber Melton, 
    Staff Liaison: Jeff Staudinger, Assistant Director of Community and Economic Development

    The Committee’s regular meeting time is the first Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m., 5th Floor Large Conference Room, Asheville City Hall.

    Affordable Housing Policy Recommendations are the result of six months of interviews between the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) and non-profit, for-profit, and public housing developers. The purpose of these interviews was to learn more about developers experiences and perceptions with building affordable housing in the area in order to develop a list of recommendations for increasing future affordable developments. Through these interviews, AHAC identified top priorities and a full list of recommendations to assist City Council in developing more effective policies and incentives.

    Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting Notes 

    May 2016
    April 2016
    March 2016
    February 2016
    January 2016
    December 2015
    August 2015
    June 2015
    May 2015 May 2014 
    Stay Connected