Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

 
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is composed of no more than 13 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.

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, Affordable Housing Advisory Committee identified top priorities and a full list of recommendations to assist City Council in developing more effective policies and incentives.

 


Notice: The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, February 1, at 9:30 a.m. for their regular meeting.  This will be an in-person meeting at City Hall, First Floor Conference Room, 70 Court Plaza. Please see below for participation options.

    • Attend the meeting in person at 70 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801, First Floor Conference Room.  Public comment will be taken at the end of the meeting. 

    • Pre-recorded voicemail comments by calling 855-925-2801 and Enter Code 7663 (closes at 5:00 p.m. day before the meeting).
    • Pre-submitted written public comments – AHACmeeting@publicinput.com (closes at 5:00 p.m. day before the meeting).

*Pre-recorded and written comments will be provided to committee members prior to the meeting. Only in-person comments will be heard during the meeting.

For more information, please contact: Sasha Vrtunski

Have an issue with participating in a board or commission meeting, in person or virtually? Use this form to let us know!

 


 

Regular Scheduled Meetings

The Committee’s in person regular meeting time is monthly on the first Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the 1st Floor North Conference Room of Asheville City Hall unless otherwise stated above under notice. Here is the 2024 AHAC Meeting Schedule

 


Members

Member contact:  Chair Andy Barnett,  Vice Chair Brian Methvin, Paul Heathman, Brian Methvin, Babs Philip, Scott Adams, David Bartholomew, Tara Irby, Nnweyna Smith, Jane Christen, Reta Lee, Alvarez Abernathy, and Stuart Zitin.

City Council Liaison: Councilwoman Antanette Mosley 

For current openings and applications visit the Asheville Boards and Commission page.

 

 

Meeting Materials

Agenda

Documents

Recordings 

February 1, 2024 Agenda

February 1, 2024 Documents

February 1, 2024 Recording

January 4, 2024 Agenda

January 4, 2024 Documents

January 4, 2024 Recording

December 7, 2023 Agenda

December 7, 2023 Documents

The December 7, 2023 retreat
will not be recorded or streamed.

November 2, 2023 Agenda

November 2, 2023 Documents

November 2, 2023 Recording

October 5, 2023 Agenda

October 5, 2023 Documents

October 5, 2023 Recording

September 7, 2023 Agenda

September 7, 2023 Documents

September 7, 2023 Recording  

August 3, 2023 Agenda

August 3, 2023 Documents

August 3, 2023 Recording

June 1,2023 Agenda 

June 1, 2023 Documents 

June 1, 2023 Recording 

May 4, 2023 Agenda 

May 4, 2023 Documents

May 4, 2023 Recording

April 10, 2023 Agenda 

April 10, 2023 Documents 

April 10, 2023 Recording

March 6, 2023 Agenda

March 6, 2023 Documents

March 6, 2023 Recording

February 2, 2023 Agenda 

February 2, 2023 Documents

February 2, 2023 Recording

January 5, 2023 Agenda

January 5, 2023 Documents

January 5, 2023 Recording

December 1, 2022 Agenda

December 1, 2022 Documents

No recording available

November 3, 2022 Agenda

November 3, 2022 Documents

November 3, 2022 Recording 

October 6, 2022 Agenda 

October 6, 2022 Documents

October 6, 2022 Recording

September 1, 2022 Agenda

September 1, 2022
Documents

September 1, 2022 Recording 

August 4,2022 Agenda 

August 4, 2022 Documents

August 4 2022 Recording 

July 7, 2022 Agenda 

July 7, 2022 Documents

July 7, 2022 Recording 

June 2, 2022 Agenda

Cancelled

June 2, 2022 Documents

Cancelled

No Recording Available Meeting Cancelled 

May 5, 2022 Agenda  May 5, 2022 Documents May 5, 2022 Recording 
April 7, 2022 Agenda April 7, 2022 Documents April 7, 2022 Recording
March 3, 2022 Agenda March 3, 2022 Documents March 3, 2022 Recording 
February 3, 2022 Agenda February 3, 2022 Documents February 3, 2022 Recording 
January 6, 2022 Agenda January 6, 2022 Documents January 6, 2022 Recording 
December 2, 2021 Agenda  December 2, 2021 Documents  December 2, 2021 Recording 
November 4, 2021 Agenda November 4, 2021 Documents November 4, 2021 Recording 
October 7, 2021 Agenda October 7, 2021 Documents October 7. 2021 Recording 
September 2, 2021 Agenda September 2, 2021 Documents  September 2, 2021 Recording 
August 5, 2021 Agenda  – Meeting Postponed  August 5, 2021 Documents  – Meeting Postponed No available meeting recording 
July 1, 2021 Agenda  July 1, 2021 Documents  July 1, 2021 Recording 
June 3, 2021 Agenda June 3, 2021 Documents  June 3, 2021 Recording 
May 6, 2021 Agenda  May 6, 2021 Documents May 6, 2021 Recording 
April 1, 2021 – Meeting Cancelled  Meeting Cancelled No available meeting recording 
March 4, 2021 Agenda  March 4, 2021 Documents March 4, 2021 Recording 
February 4, 2021 Agenda February 4, 2021 Documents February 4, 2021 Recording 
January 13, 2021 Special Meeting Agenda  January 13, 2021 Special Meeting Documents  January 13, 2021 Special Meeting Recording 
January 7, 2021 Agenda January 7, 2021 Documents January 7, 2021 Recording 

 


Contact  Information

Sasha Vrtunski, Affordable Housing Officer
svrtunski@ashevillenc.gov
828.259.5560 office

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