Plans and Reports


Best Practices for Affordable Housing

 

The document ‘Best Practices for Affordable Housing’ summarizes eleven ‘best practice’ strategies to create and preserve affordable housing, with examples from around the country, including Asheville and Buncombe County. This summary is presented to provide information and opportunity for additional research and analysis. To view the full document, click the button below.

 

Policies for Implementing Affordable Housing on City-Owned Real Property

Land Use Incentive Grant Policy

Fee Rebate Policy

 


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.

 

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. 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.

 

For information about the Consolidated Plan contact Michael Blair, Community Development Program Director.

 


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.

 

2015-2016 Annual Action Plan

 


Plans and Documents

 

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 and th4e Asheville Regions 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 828-232 4599

 

Community Development Program Director

Community and Economic Development Department

828-251 4017

 


Updated: 11/12/2019


 

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