Affordable Housing Advisory Committee



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee of the City of Asheville will hold a  meeting from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

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 through the Engagement Hub at , Public Engagement Hub OR watch live on the City YouTube Channel

  • Listen live by calling 855-925-2801 Enter Code 7663

  • Pre-recorded voicemail comments  by calling 855-925-2801 Enter Code 7663

  • Written public comments-

  • NOTICE: The agenda commenting period will be closed at 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting. All public comments will be sent to the committee prior to the meeting but may not be read aloud; there is no live call-in comments for this meeting.

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is composed of no more than 11 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 monthly on the first Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 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.




Member contact:  Barry Bialik (Chair), Margie Bukowski (Vice Chair), Randall Barnett, Andy Barnett, Jo Ikelheimer,  Dewana Little, Parker Smith, Paul Heathman, Amber Banks, Brian Methvin, Babs Philip and Scott Adams.

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



Agendas and Documents



March 4, 2021 Agenda  March 4, 2021 Documents
February 4, 2021 Agenda February 4, 2021 Documents
January 13, 2021 Special Meeting Agenda  January 13, 2021 Special Meeting Documents 
January 7, 2021 Agenda January 7, 2021 Documents
December 3, 2020 Agenda December 3, 2020 Documents
November 5,2020 Agenda November 5, 2020 Documents
October 20, 2020  – meeting cancelled  Meeting Cancelled
September 15, 2020 Agenda September 15, 2020 Documents
August 18, 2020 Agenda August 18, 2020 Documents
March 5, 2020 Agenda March 5, 2020 Documents
February 6, 2020 Agenda February 6, 2020 Documents
January 9, 2020 Agenda January 9, 2020 Documents
December 5, 2019 Agenda December 5, 2019 Documents
November 7, 2019 Agenda November 7, 2019 Documents
October 3, 2019 Agenda October 3, 2019 Documents
September 5 2019 Agenda September 5, 2019 Documents
August 1, 2019 Agenda August 1, 2019 Documents
July 11, 2019 Agenda July 11, 2019 Documents
June 6, 2019 Agenda June 6, 2019 Documents
May 2, 2019 Agenda May 2, 2019 Documents


Contact  Information


For meeting materials pertaining to past meetings, please contact Christina Harris.


Updated 3/01/21