Funding Programs

 


Details on funding application and availability for 2019 – 2020 is found under each program page listed below for Continuum Care, Emergency Solutions Grant, Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnership Program, Housing Trust Fund, and Strategic Partnership Funds.

 


Continuum of Care

 

The Continuum of Care Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

 


Emergency Solutions Grant

 

Emergency Solutions Grant Funded Projects are designed to engage homeless individuals and families living on the street, help operate emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families, provide essential services to shelter residents, rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.

 


Community Development Block Grant

 

The Community Development Block Grant program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the Community Development Block Grant program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The Community Development Block Grant program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.

 


Home Investment Partnership Program

 

Home Investment Partnerships Program is a federal grant program through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) providing grant funds on a reimbursable basis to provide decent affordable housing to low-income households, expand the capacity of non-profit housing providers, strengthen the ability of state and local governments to provide housing, and leverage private-sector participation.

 


Housing Trust Fund

 

The City of Asheville’s Housing Trust Fund was created in the year 2000 to provide a source of local funding to assist in the development of affordable housing in Asheville.

 


Strategic Partnership Funds

 

Strategic Partnership Funds are locally paid for out of the City’s general fund. The Strategic Partnership Fund provides funding for nonprofit organizations that serve Asheville residents.

 

 

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