Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

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, Laura Collins, Mae Creadick, Scott Dedman, Jo Ikelheimer, Barber Melton, Sage Turner

Staff Liaison: Heather Dillashaw, Director of Community and Economic Development

The Committee’s regular meeting time is the first Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m., 6th Floor Training 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

Meeting Date Meeting Agenda Additional Meeting Materials 
January 5, 2017  Agenda


Bowen Report Update

February 2, 2017  Agenda


AHAC Recommendations Draft

March 2, 2017  Agenda


Planning Neighborhood Advisory Committee Staff Report 

April 6, 2017  Agenda


HCD Bond Interview Staff Report

May 4, 2017  Agenda


HCD Staff Report- Bond Recommendations

June 1, 2017  Agenda  Minutes
July 6, 2017  Agenda


August 3, 2017  Agenda


HOME/HTF Sales Price Limits 

 September 7, 2017  Agenda

Staff Report - Fee Rebate Revisions

Con Plan Excerpt 


Older Meeting Minutes:
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
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