Community Development

PUBLIC NOTICE: $1.6M CDBG Program Income / Sale of Charlotte Street Parcels (White Labs)

The City of Asheville has prepared a draft Amendment to the 2020-21 Action Plan, a summary of which can be found here. The Amendment to the Annual Action Plan for 2020-21 sets out how the City of Asheville plans to allocate an estimated $1.6 M in Community Development Block Grant Program Income (CDBG PI) funds. The staff report and resolution will be posted on the internet here after 3 pm on Friday March 19 2021 and is also available at the Community and Economic Development Dept., 5th floor of City Hall, upon request. A public hearing on the plan will be held virtually at the City Council meeting starting at 5 pm on Tuesday March 23, 2021, with a formal vote to follow on April 13 2021. Information on how to submit public comment at the meeting as well as access to live streaming can be found at Written comments should be sent to: Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director, City of Asheville, P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802 (, to arrive by April 12 2021.

Notice: The Fiscal Year 2021 – 2022 CDBG and HOME Applications process is closed.

The deadline for all CDBG/HOME applications was 12:00 p.m. noon, February 05, 2021

Community Development Monthly Updates / Fiscal Year 20/21

The Community Development Team publishes monthly updates for both the Housing & Community Development (HCD) Committee and the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC).  This lets not only City Boards & Committees know what our Division is working on, but also the Community!  Look for updates on HUD Funding, our Affordable Housing tools at the City, developments the City has invested in with our many partners, our very important Homeless Initiatives, and the overall funding we are getting back into the community.  Contact information is in the update.  Thanks for your interest!



Welcome to Community Development!


The Division works to build opportunities for community access to housing. Community Development manages and administers HUD funded programs for Asheville and a four-county consortium consisting of Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania and Madison Counties. These programs provide affordable housing, economic opportunities and other benefits for low-income residents. They include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and other programs funded by HUD. Most of the funding from these programs is distributed to organizations in Asheville and the four county consortium through a competitive application processes.

The Division also manages and administers City of Asheville funding for affordable housing and outside agencies. Affordable Housing programs include the Housing Trust Fund and Affordable Housing Fee Rebate program. The Asheville-Buncombe County Homelessness Initiative is also managed within the Community Development Division.

The Division supports Asheville area citizens on issues related to affordable housing and community development.


Get Involved!


To be added to the Community Development email listserv, please fill out our google form found here . For additional Information please contact Christina Harris at .



Community Development Staff


Paul D’Angelo / Community Development (CD) Program Director / 828 251-4098

Jonathon Jones / CD Financial Analyst / 828 259-5733

Megan Gaskell / CD Analyst – CDBG / 828 232- 4599

Brian Huskey / CD Analyst-Homelessness Lead / 828 251-4048

Nancy Williams / CD Analyst – HOME / 828 232-4503

Emily Ball / CD Homeless Services Systems Performance Lead / 828 271-6129

Christina Harris / CD Coordinator

Alex Mitchiner / CD Workforce Development  – CAYLA

Marybrook Cox / CD Analyst – Housing Funds & Real Estate 



Updated: 04/15/2021


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