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.

 

For more information on upcoming virtual meetings please see below. 


 

Notice:  The next Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with live comments. 

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) this will be a remote meeting which the public can access by any of the following means:

  • Watch live at https://www.publicinput.com 
  • YouTube link for AHAC Thursday September 1, 2022 Meeting : https://youtu.be/4gRAGGBFhEU
  • Listen live by calling 855-925-2801 Enter Code 7663
  • Live telephone comments for agenda items can be left by calling 855-925-2801 Enter Code 7663.  Press 2 to leave a comment/message
  • All comments will be shared with the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee prior to the meeting but will not be read aloud.  

Meeting materials can be found below.

 

For more information please contact: Sasha Vrtunski

 

*** Please note: The meeting minute format has changed from a report-like format to an action minute format to ensure uniformity***

 


Regular Scheduled Meetings

The Committee’s in person regular meeting time is monthly on the first Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on the sixth floor in the Training Room of Asheville City Hall. – All boards and commission meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

 

 


Members

 

Member contact:  Barry Bialik (Chair), Margie Bukowski (Vice Chair), Andy Barnett, Jo Ikelheimer,  Dewana Little, Paul Heathman, Brian Methvin, Babs Philip, Scott Adams, Chris Day, David Bartholomew and Emily Axtman.

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

 

 

Meeting Materials

 

Agenda

Documents

Recordings 

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 
December 3, 2020 Agenda December 3, 2020 Documents December 3, 2020 Recording 
November 5,2020 Agenda November 5, 2020 Documents November 5, 2020 Recording 
October 20, 2020  – Meeting Cancelled  Meeting Cancelled No available meeting recording 
September 15, 2020 Agenda September 15, 2020 Documents September 15, 2020 Recording 
August 18, 2020 Agenda August 18, 2020 Documents August 18, 2020 Recording 
March 5, 2020 Agenda March 5, 2020 Documents No available meeting recording 
February 6, 2020 Agenda February 6, 2020 Documents No available meeting recording 
January 9, 2020 Agenda January 9, 2020 Documents No available meeting recording 
December 5, 2019 Agenda December 5, 2019 Documents No available meeting recording 
November 7, 2019 Agenda November 7, 2019 Documents No available meeting recording 
October 3, 2019 Agenda October 3, 2019 Documents No available meeting recording 
September 5 2019 Agenda September 5, 2019 Documents No available meeting recording 
August 1, 2019 Agenda August 1, 2019 Documents No available meeting recording 
July 11, 2019 Agenda July 11, 2019 Documents No available meeting recording 
June 6, 2019 Agenda June 6, 2019 Documents No available meeting recording 
May 2, 2019 Agenda May 2, 2019 Documents No available meeting recording 

 


Contact  Information

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