Five Year Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments

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Every five years, the Community Development (CD) staff works with community stakeholders and experts in developing two reports for HUD, the Department of Housing & Urban Development. The CD staff is conducting this analysis in partnership with the Land of Sky Regional Council to include the City of Asheville and Buncombe, Henderson, Madison & Transylvania Counties.

 


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

 


Timeline

12/2/2019 – Community Neighborhood Survey Meeting at Stephens Lee Recreation Center, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

12/9/2019 – Community Neighborhood Survey Meeting at Stephens Lee Recreation Center, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

January – February 2020 – Draft document preparation

February – March 2020 – Public comment on draft document (required by HUD)

Spring 2020 – Council adoption

 


Supporting Documents

Consolidated Plan – Information from HUD Exchange

Analysis of Impediments – Information from  HUD Exchange

Plans and Reports – City of Asheville Community Development Division

 


Contact Information

In response to the large number of questions for general information requests please email the CD Division here or by calling 828-232-4599.

Paul D’Angelo
Community Development Program Director
828-251-4098

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