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.

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.


Regular Scheduled Meetings


The Committee’s regular meeting time is the first Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m., on the sixth floor in the Training Room of Asheville City Hall.




Member contact: Barry Bialik (Chair), Sage Turner (Vice Chair), Randall Barnett, Andy Barnett, Jo Ikelheimer, Barber Melton, Dewana Little, Parker Smith, and Leslie Hennessee


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

Notice: Deadline to apply is Monday, August 19 2019, 5 p.m.  Linked here is information about how to apply for the current AHAC openings.


Meetings Agendas and Documents

Date/agenda Documents
2019/4/4 Agenda 2019/4/4 Documents
2019/5/2 Agenda 2019/5/2 Documents
2019/6/6 Agenda 2019/6/6 Documents
2019/7/11 Agenda 2019/7/11 Documents
2019/8/1/ Agenda 2019/8/1 Documents
2019/9/5 Agenda 2019/9/5 Documents
2019/10/3 Agenda 2019/10/3 Documents
2019/11/7 Agenda 2019/11/7 Documents


Contact  Information


For meeting materials pertaining to past meetings, please contact Megan Gaskell.


Updated 10/22/2019



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