Community Development

Public Notice: 

The City of Asheville’s Community Development Division will be accepting applications for FY 24-25 HOME funding for Rental Housing Development projects only, beginning on February 16, 2024 and ending on March 27, 2024 at 2:00 p.m., EST. Applications received after 2:00 p.m. EST on March 27, 2024 will not be considered.

In order to apply for HOME funds, please visit the City of Asheville Community and Economic Development Web Page and click on the link to Neighborly Software.

Funding under this NOFA will be limited to the development of rental housing, including new construction, acquisition and/or rehabilitation.

The City’s Community Development Division is hosting an Office Hours Webinar to provide information and guidance on completing funding applications.  The webinar will be held on:

  •  March 6, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

The webinar will be hosted via Google Meet, which can be accessed either online or by telephone using the following information:

Meeting ID:

Phone Number:

‪+1 361-360-8578‬

PIN: ‪553 673 835#‬

If you encounter any technical difficulties accessing the meeting or if you have questions regarding this NOFA,  please email for assistance.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: The City of Asheville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, age, handicap, sex or sexual orientation.


To complete the application, please register with Neighborly here.

The City of Asheville’s Community Development Division will be accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant funding for the upcoming fiscal year 2024-2025. These applications will be open for submission on January 3, 2024 and will close at 2:00 p.m. January 26, 2024. For more information, visit the Community Development Block Grant page here.

To complete the application, please register with Neighborly here.

Neighborly Software Information Slides

Community Development Block Grant Application Slides

Community Development Block Grant Application Instructions


HOME ARP Public comment period closed Monday, March 20, 2023 for more information please visit our Public Notices web page here

 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.

Our Web Pages

To help navigate the Community Development Division, please find the links to our web pages below. 


Get Involved


To be added to the Community Development email list, please fill out our google form found here.


Consider joining one of our meetings below to get more involved.


AHAC provides guidance on Policies & Procedures to Preserve, Protect & Produce Affordable Housing.

ARHC is our regional consortium that helps manage HOME funds in our 4 County region – Buncombe, Henderson, Madison & Transylvania.

HIAC is the Committee responsible for implementing the Five Year Strategic Plan on Homelessness in Buncombe County.

HCD is made up of 3 City Council members who provide policy recommendations to Council on all matters relating to the creation and maintenance of affordable housing within the city, as well as services related to homelessness.


Community Development Staff

Dennis Newburn / Community Development Division Manager / 828-259-5733

Laura Near / CD Anlayst I – CDBG  Analyst I

Lori Moore / CD Coordinator


If you are looking for affordable housing, suffering a housing crisis, in need of rental assistance or down payment assistance, or you have concerns about our homeless community, 

Please Call 211. The service is free, confidential and available in any language.