Plans, Policies and Reports Last updated or reviewed on February 1, 2024 2020 Regional Housing Needs Assessment Bowen Regional Housing Needs Assessment Patrick Bowen Presentation (Slides) of the Bowen Regional Housing Needs Assessment ACTA – Asheville Consolidated Plan Public Input Report ACTA – Affordable Housing Survey Data Analysis -Audio Presentation Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) describes the activities and accomplishments of the City of Asheville and the Asheville Regional Housing Consortium in their housing and community development programs. It focuses on how the City and the Consortium used federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Partnership Act (HOME) funds, but it also mentions other closely related activities. It is prepared annually at the end of the fiscal year. 2020 CAPER 2019 CAPER 2018 CAPER 2017 CAPER 2016 CAPER 2015 CAPER Five Year Consolidated Plan Every five years, the Community Development Division prepares a Consolidated Strategic Housing and Community Development Plan for use by the City and the Asheville Regional Housing Consortium, to guide CDBG and HOME grant making. It sets out needs and priorities for housing and community development activities for the next five years, strategies to be pursued, and performance targets to be achieved through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Partnership Act (HOME) funded activities. 2020 – 2024 Consolidated Plan The 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan was approved by Asheville City Council on April 28, 2015 and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on July 22,2015. Background The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions for their region. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities as well as inform the funding priorities for CDBG and HOME grants for the next five years. An Analysis of Impediments (AI) is an assessment of a state or a unit of local government’s laws, ordinances, statutes, and administrative policies as well as local conditions that affect the location, availability, and accessibility of housing by examining barriers and impediments to fair housing choice. The development of an AI is part of the consolidated planning process required for all entitlement communities such that receive housing and community development funds from HUD. As part of this assessment, the CD staff will also be analyzing – Anti-displacement Strategies The development of a Tenants Rights Organization The acceptance of Housing Choice Vouchers / Rental Assistance Supporting Documents Consolidated Plan – Information from HUD Exchange Analysis of Impediments – Information from HUD Exchange Plans and Reports – City of Asheville Community Development Division Citizen Participation Plan – Policy and Procedure for citizen participation related to HUD planning and funding. For information about the Consolidated Plan contact Dennis Newburn, Community Development Division Manager. Housing Needs Assessment and Market Study Every five years, the City of Asheville commissions a professional Housing Needs Assessment and Market Study, on behalf of the City and the four-county Asheville Regional Housing Consortium. The 2015 study was performed by Bowen National Research, which concluded that the Asheville region has a significant gap in housing supply across housing types, family size and income. The study will be incorporated into the 2015-2020 Consolidated Strategic Plan for the Use of CDBG and HOME funds, which will be completed and available for public review in April, 2015. Read the whole study, which includes a regional report as well as separate chapters for the City of Asheville and each of the Consortium members counties- Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania- via this link: 2015 Asheville Region Housing Needs Assessment and Market Study 2017 Apartment Market Update for Asheville and Buncombe County 2019 Bowen Report – Housing Needs Assessment Asheville Buncombe County Annual Action Plan Each year, the City of Asheville submits its Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) It details how the City of Asheville and the Asheville Regional Housing Consortium proposes to spend CDBG and HOME funds during the next program year. 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan 2019-2020 Amended Annual Action Plan 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan Plans and Documents Final City of Asheville Environmental Review Procedure & Policy Guide – August 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Manual- updated 05/17/2022 Five Year Strategic Plan on Homelessness in Buncombe County The Homelessness Advisory Committee’s Five Year Strategic Plan, adopted in 2017, addresses the ongoing issues of homelessness in Buncombe County and is predicated on the original success of the Ten Year Plan. The plan delineates seven key priorities to address the issues of homelessness in Buncombe County: Housing, Case Management, Safety and Transitional Services, Healthcare, Education and Employment, Transportation, and Prevention and Diversion. 2016 Affordable and Workforce Housing Standards Annually, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets income limits that determine the eligibility of applicants for assisted housing programs. These standards are used to define affordable rents and utilities (no more than 30% of a household’s annual income) within the City of Asheville. Utility allowance maximums are indexed to the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville Voucher Payment Standards. Center for Neighborhood Technology Report on Location Efficient Affordable Housing In 2011, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, the developer of the Housing + Transportation Index (“H = T Index”) , provided the City of Asheville with an analysis of the relative transportation efficiency of Asheville’s affordable housing, and recommendations on the steps Asheville could take to make affordable housing more location efficient. Affordable Housing Plan The Affordable Housing Plan was created in June 2008 by the City of Asheville’s Affordable Housing Task Force and Pisgah Legal Services. The plan seeks to guide the City of Asheville in its affordable housing related ordinances, policies, plans and actions for the next 20 years. The plan seeks to balance the community values represented by the individual Task force members, while providing recommendations for the creation of housing for people of all income levels Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice This Analysis serves as the City of Asheville’s and the Asheville Region’s working plan to affirmatively further fair housing and to assist in comprehensive fair housing planning. Contact Information If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact us at: Email: CommunityDevelopment@ashevillenc.gov 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.