Community Development


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!

July, 2020

 


Public Notice

 

Due to recent events pertaining to  COVID-19 in our community –  all Council Committee meetings, boards and commission meetings including electronic and meetings by phone will be cancelled until further notice. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.

For more information please visit links below.

Advisory Boards Public Notice

Council Committee – Public Notice 

 

Notice: The Community Development Division is part of the City’s Community & Economic Development Department.

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.

To be added to the Community Development email listserv, please contact Christina Harris at charris@ashevillenc.gov


Community Development Staff

 

Paul D’Angelo / Community Development Program Director

pdangelo@ashevillenc.gov / 828 251-4098

Christina Harris / CD Coordinator

charris@ashevillenc.gov

Nancy Williams, CD Analyst

nwilliams@ashevillenc.gov / 828 232-4503

Jonathon Jones,  Financial Analyst

jjones2@ashevillenc.gov / 828 259-5733

Emily Ball / Homeless Services Systems Performance Lead

eball@ashevillenc.gov / 828 271-6129

Brian Huskey / CD Analyst-Homelessness Lead

bhuskey@ashevillenc.gov / 828 251-4048

Megan Gaskell / CD Analyst

mgaskell@ashevillenc.gov / 828 232- 4599

 


Updated: 7/30/2020


 

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