Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee


This Commission is composed of not more than 16 members, representing various focus areas or agencies (consumer, Buncombe County, supportive/permanent housing, mental health/substance abuse, legal, educational/university, etc.). The term of office is 3 years.

The Committee is responsible for implementing the Five Year Strategic Plan on Homelessness in Buncombe County.  Its duties include (1) conducting research and investigation into issues about homelessness, including causes and effects within Asheville and the surrounding area; (2) formulate and make recommendations on funding and policy to local governmental entities and social service agencies to reduce the incidence of homelessness; (3) act as a clearinghouse for information on local homelessness issues; and (4) other duties as requested by City Council, Board of County Commissioners, or as the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee deems appropriate.

The Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Advisory Committee, a joint committee of Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Commission, exists to provide oversight for the implementation of the Five Year Plan by sharing, applying, and tracking groundbreaking strategies that make a permanent and measurable difference in homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County.

This committee also hears monthly updates from the National Alliance to End Homelessness about their current project to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment on unsheltered homelessness and develop strategies our community can implement in response.  To learn more visit the Understanding Unsheltered Homelessness project page.


Regular Meeting Schedule

 

As of Friday, September 23, 2022 the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee (HIAC) will meet in person. The meeting location will be at the Housing Authority located at 165 S French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 in the Board Room.   

The next in person Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for friday,  September 23, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. with  in person comments.

 

Meeting materials can be found below.


 

Note: Meeting materials for the next  HIAC meeting will be linked below several days before the meeting. The next HIAC in person meeting will be held Friday September 23, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m at the Housing Authority located at 165 S French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 in the Board Room.   

 

Meeting Materials  

Agendas

Documents 

Recordings

September 23, 2022 Agenda

September 23, 2022 Documents

No Recording

September 13, 2022 Agenda 

September 13, 2022 Documents

September 13, 2022 Recording

August 26, 2022 Agenda 

August 26, 2022 Documents

August 26, 2022  Recording

July 29, 2022 Agenda 

July 29, 2022 Documents

July 29, 2022 Recording

June 24, 2022 Agenda

June 24, 2022 Documents 

June 24, 2022 Recording 

May 27,2022 Agenda

May 27, 2022 Documents

May 27, 2022 Recording 

April 29, 2022 Agenda

April 29, 2022 Documents

April 29, 2022 Recording

March 25, 2022 Agenda

March 25, 2022 Documents

March 25, 2022 Recording

February 25, 2022 Agenda 

Meeting is Canceled

February 25, 2022 Documents

Meeting is Canceled

February 25, 2022 Recording

Meeting is Canceled 

January 28, 2022 Agenda  January 28, 2022 Documents January 28, 2022 Recording  
December 10, 2021 Agenda  December 10, 2021 Documents   December 10, 2021  Recording 
October 29, 2021 Agenda October 29, 2021 Documents October 29, 2021 Recording  
September 24, 2021  Agenda  September 24, 2021  Documents September 24, 2021 Recording  
July 30, 2021 Agenda  July 30, 2021 Documents   July 30, 2021 Recording 
May 28, 2021 Updated Agenda May 28, 2021 Documents May 28, 2021 recording  
March 26, 2021 Agenda March 26, 2021 Documents  March 26, 2021 Recording 
January 29, 2021 Agenda January 29, 2021 Documents   January 29, 2021 Recording 
September 23, 2020 Agenda  September 23, 2020 Documents  September 23, 2021 Recording 
July 28, 2020 Agenda July 28, 2020 Documents July 28, 202o Recording  
February 25, 2020 Agenda February 25, 2020 Documents No Available Recording 
December 11, 2019 Agenda December 11, 2019 Documents No Available Recording 
October 22, 2019 Agenda October 22, 2019 Documents No Available Recording 
September 24, 2019 Agenda September 24, 2019 Documents No Available Recording 

 

For additional information, please contact Emily Ball at eball@ashevillenc.gov.

 


Policies and Resources:

 


Current Funding Opportunities

  • Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)applications are now open. For more information on how to apply, please visit our Homeless Strategy Division Page here

 


Contact Information

Emily Ball

Homeless Strategy Division Manager

eball@ashevillenc.gov

828.747.8510