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.


Regular Meeting Schedule

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 12:00 p.m., Housing Authority Board Room, 165 S. French Broad Avenue.

Please note the following upcoming schedule and location changes: The July 2019 meeting of the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee will be held on July 30 2019 (the last Tuesday of the month instead of the usual 4th Tuesday of the month) at the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville, 165 S. French Broad Ave. This is a one-time schedule change. Additionally, the August 27, 2019 meeting will take place at the Edington Center, 133 Livingston Street, Asheville NC 28801. This is a one-time location change.


Subcommittee Meeting Information

Housing Subcommittee:

Key priority/priorities: Expanding the affordable permanent housing inventory

Contact: David Nash, dnash@haca.org

 Meeting details: 1st Tuesday of each month, 3pm-4:30 pm

Housing Authority of the City of Asheville boardroom

165 French Broad Ave  Asheville NC 28801

Services & Resources Subcommittee:

Key priority/priorities: Improve the effectiveness of case management
Safety, emergency, and transitional assistance services
Promoting and supporting accessibility of health care services
Prevention and diversion

Contact: Elizabeth Kelly, elizabeth.kelly@unitedwayabc.org

Meeting details: 2nd Friday of each month
3 pm
United Way, conference room
50 South French Broad Ave
Asheville NC 28801

Community Mobility Subcommittee

Key priority/priorities: Education and Employment Transportation

Contact: Micheal Woods, micheal@westerncarolinarescue.org

Meeting details: To be determined.


Contact Information

Chair: Dan Garrett, dggarrett1@gmail.com

Staff Liaison: Brian Huskey, Community Development Analyst-Homelessness Lead, (828) 251-4048, bhuskey@ashevillenc.gov


Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) 2019 Continuum of Care

HIAC Documents

Asheville-Buncombe Coordinated Entry Policy and Procedures 2018



Date/agenda Documents
3/26/2019 Agenda 3/26/2019 Documents
4/23/2019 Agenda 4/23/2019 Documents
5/28/2019 Agenda 5/28/2019 Documents
6/25/2019 Agenda 6/25/2019 Documents