Public Notices


PUBLIC NOTICE ( OPEN)

 

Asheville Proposed Action Plan for CDBG and HOME Funds

 

The City of Asheville has prepared a draft 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan, as well as an amendments to the FY16-17, FY19-20, FY20-21 and FY 21-22 Action Plans to allocate unspent prior year funds for timely public facility improvements.

The Annual Action Plan for FY 2022-2023 sets out to inform on how the City of Asheville’s Housing and Community Development Committee (HCD)  and the Asheville Regional Housing Consortium (ARHC) propose to use the estimated HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds in the amount of  $1,742,708 in federal funds and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the amount of  $1,439,856 in federal funds for the program year beginning July 1, 2022. 

The FY 2022 – 2023 Annual Action Plan and the associated amendments can be found below.

Draft FY 2022 – 2023 Annual Action Plan  

Draft FY 2021 – 2022 Annual Action Plan Amendment

Draft FY 2020 – 2021 Annual Action Plan Amendment

Draft FY 2019 – 2020 Annual Action Plan Amendment

Draft FY 2016 – 2017 Annual Action Plan Amendment 

Printed copies are available upon request and can be mailed. Written comments can be submitted to HUDFundingQuestions@ashevillenc.gov no later than 9 am on Monday, June 27, 2022.

A public hearing on both plans will be held at the City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM at Asheville City Hall. Citizens are encouraged to offer comments and can find additional information on how to participate through the City of Asheville’s Public Input platform at https://publicinput.com/cityofasheville. Please see the agenda at the link below /which also contains links to how to watch City Council Live, participate & comment.

https://www.ashevillenc.gov/government/city-council-committees

 

Posted: May 27, 2022 2:25 P.M.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE ( CLOSED) 

 

CITY OF ASHEVILLE 

CONCURRENT NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI)  AND 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (NOI-RROF)

 May 20, 2022

 

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements 

for activities to be undertaken by the City of Asheville.

 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about June 8, 2022, at least one day after the end of the comment period, the City of Asheville will submit a request to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Offices of Community Planning and Public and Indian Housing in Greensboro, NC for the release of Project Based Vouchers as authorized by section 8(o)(13) of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended, to undertake a project known as River Ford Parkway Site for the purpose of providing permanent supportive housing. The River Ford Parkway Site project will be an acquisition and hotel conversion consisting of 113 units for chronically homeless adults located at 148 River Ford Parkway in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.  The estimated total project costs are $17,393,278 with an estimated $197,280 of Project Based Vouchers comprising 1 percent of the funding. 

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Asheville has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) and will be made available to the public for review either electronically, on the Community Development Website, or by U.S. mail. Please submit your request by email to Jonathon Jones, at jjones2@ashevillenc.gov, or by mail to the City of Asheville, Community Development Department, P.O. Box 7148; Asheville, NC 28802, Attention: Jonathon Jones. 

The Environmental Review Record can also be accessed online at the HUD Website: https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/environmental-review-records or the City of Asheville’s Community Development website link found here.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Asheville Community Development Division via mail (to the address above) or via email (to the email address above). All comments received by June 6, 2022 will be considered by the City of Asheville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Asheville certifies to HUD that Debra Campbell, in her capacity as City Manager, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Asheville to use Program funds.

 

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD/Greensboro Field Office will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Asheville’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the Request for Release of Funds (RROF) (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: 

(a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Asheville; 

(b) the City of Asheville has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; 

(c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD/Greensboro Field Office; or 

(d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. 

 

Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Greensboro Office of Community Planning & Development at CPD_COVID-19OEE-GRB@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Greensboro Office of Community Planning & Development via this email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

Debra Campbell, City Manager

Posted: May 19, 2022 at  5:22 P.M. 


PUBLIC NOTICE ( CLOSED)

 

Asheville Proposed Action Plan for CDBG and HOME Funds

 

 

The City of Asheville has prepared a draft 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan, as well as an amendment to the FY 2021-2022 Action Plan to allocate unspent prior year CDBG funds for timely public facility improvements.

The Annual Action Plan for FY 2022-2023 sets out to inform on how the City of Asheville’s Housing and Community Development Committee (HCD)  and the Asheville Regional Housing Consortium (ARHC) propose to use the estimated HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds in the amount of  $1,627,886 in federal funds and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the amount of  $1,422,119 in federal funds for the program year beginning July 1, 2022. 

The Draft FY 2021-2022  Annual Action Plan Amendment and FY 2022 – 2023 Annual Action Plan can be found below.

 

Draft FY 2021 – 2022 Annual Action Plan Amendment

Draft FY 2022 – 2023 Annual Action Plan 

 

A public hearing on both plans will be held at the City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM at Asheville City Hall. Citizens are encouraged to offer comments and can find additional information on how to participate through the City of Asheville’s Public Input platform at https://publicinput.com/cityofasheville. Please see the agenda at the link below /which also contains links to how to watch City Council Live, participate & comment.

https://www.ashevillenc.gov/government/city-council-committees

Posted: April 08, 2022 at  5:23 P.M. 

 


PUBLIC NOTICE ( CLOSED)

 

CITY OF ASHEVILLE 

CONCURRENT NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI)  AND 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (NOI-RROF)

 February 22, 2022

 

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements 

for activities to be undertaken by the City of Asheville.

 

 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about March 13, 2022, at least one day after the end of the comment period, the City of Asheville will submit a request to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning in Greensboro, NC for the release of HOME Investment Partnership funds under Title II 42 U.S.C. 12701 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, to undertake a project known as Fairhaven Summit for the purpose of providing affordable rental housing. The Fairhaven Summit will be a new construction apartment community, , and shall consist of 77 units for families located at 3124 Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.  The estimated total project costs are $17,282,879 with the estimated HUD HOME funds of $400,000 comprising 2 percent of the funding. 

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Asheville has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) and will be made available to the public for review either electronically, on the CD Website, or by U.S. mail. Please submit your request by email to Nancy Williams, at nwilliams@ashevillenc.gov, or by mail to the City of Asheville, Community Development Department, P.O. Box 7148; Asheville, NC 28802, Attention: Nancy Williams. The Environmental Review Record can also be accessed online at the HUD Website: https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/environmental-review-records or the City of Asheville’s Community Development website link found here.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Asheville Community Development Division via mail (to the address above) or via email (to the email address above). All comments received by March 12, 2022 will be considered by the City of Asheville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Asheville certifies to HUD that Debra Campbell, in her capacity as City Manager, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Asheville to use Program funds.

 

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD/Greensboro Field Office will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Asheville’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the Request for Release of Funds (RROF) (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: 

(a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Asheville; 

(b) the City of Asheville has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; 

(c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD/Greensboro Field Office; or 

(d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. 

 

Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Greensboro Office of Community Planning & Development at CPD_COVID-19OEE-GRB@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Greensboro Office of Community Planning & Development via this email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

Debra Campbell, City Manager

 

Posted: February 22, 2022 9:31 A.M.

PUBLIC NOTICE (CLOSED)

 

Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023 CDBG and HOME application is now closed.

 

The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Department would like to announce that  the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME, “Home Investment Partnerships Program” is now closed. 

For more information on the application timeline, please visit the Community Development HUD Programs and Reports webpage.

 

Updated: February 4, 2022 1:12 P.M.

PUBLIC NOTICE ( CLOSED)

 

PUBLIC NOTICE For the Programmatic Agreement Between The City of Asheville and 

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer

December 22, 2021

 

 

This notice is to inform the public and citizens of Asheville North Carolina that the City of Asheville (City) is  requesting to enter into a Programmatic Agreement (PA) with the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO).  

The attached proposed Programmatic Agreement (PA) is a contract between the City of Asheville (City) and the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) stipulating specific measures that must  be implemented in order to adequately avoid or satisfactorily mitigate any adverse effect on historic  properties per 36 CFR 800 Protection of Historic Properties are the ACHP’s regulations for implementing a Section 106 process that will apply to all undertakings under these particular programs.

These specific measures are outlined in the agreement as the following: Qualifications of City  Staff, Identification of Historic Properties, Exempt Activities, Rehabilitation and New Construction,  Adverse Effects, Archeology, Project Documentation and Record-keeping, Dispute Resolution,  Agreement Modification and Termination. Further, the PA demonstrates the City’s intent to comply with  the historic review portion of the HUD-mandated environmental review process. The goal of the PA is to reduce the burden of requests sent to the State as well as the response time, while still implementing  Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470F).  This process also saves time by permitting reviews at the local level, especially in the case of emergency repair projects; it builds staff capacity/expertise/cooperation across housing and preservation areas and better integrates historic preservation into local planning with the on-going identification and evaluation of historic resources. 

Historically, the City has had programmatic agreements with the SHPO. At the expiration of the last PA,  the SHPO was unable to extend the agreement and the City returned to directly contacting the SHPO and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO). The implementation of a new PA is warranted as the City is completing more construction projects and the SHPO is able to enter into new agreements.  

The City, in accordance with the provisions of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as  amended (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnership Program Act (HOME), HOME Investment Partnerships-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP), and Continuum of Care (COC) Programs will administer projects and act  as the Responsible Entity for acquisition, rehabilitation, demolition, new construction and infrastructure  improvements throughout its jurisdiction for the 2021 – 2026 fiscal years. The City has determined that the execution  of the individual activities of these programs may have an effect upon properties and districts that are  listed in or may be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (National Register) as  defined in 36 CFR Part 800, the regulation of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for  implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470f).  

Certain activities under the programs noted above may depart from the normal Section 106 process  only if and when those programs involving historic properties have limited potential to affect historic  properties and are approved by the Historic Preservation Professional (HPP) staff. These activities are outlined in the PA under Section  III titled “Exempt Activities”. It is unknown at this time if there are any similarities or repetitive effects  to historic properties; additionally only limited effects such as deterioration, physical destruction and  neglect can be fully determined prior to the approval of an undertaking. 

 

Under the PA, the City’s HPP will conduct historic reviews  and determine if the SHPO or THPO will need to be consulted. The  Historic Resources Commission of Asheville & Buncombe County/HPP and the Asheville Buncombe Historic Preservation Society will be concurring parties, should they accept the invitation. The City has also sent correspondence to the Muscogee (Creek) Indian Nation THPO, Cherokee Indian Nation THPO, Catawba Indian Nation THPO, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians THPO, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma THPO with the proposed PA and has asked for concurrence, should they  accept. In the absence of the previous PA, the City has continued to contact the Tribe THPO’s on all projects involving  ground disturbance.  

The City will be receiving comments on the proposed PA from December 22, 2021 until 5:00 PM on January 20, 2022. Please contact Nancy Williams, Community Development Analyst, in writing with any questions  or comments regarding the proposed PA.  

 

 

Contact Information: 

Nancy Williams

Community Development Analyst

City of Asheville Community Development Department

70 Court Plaza Asheville, NC 28801

P.O. Box 7148 Asheville, NC 28802

Email: nwilliams@ashevillenc.gov

 

 

Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 3:44 P.M. 

PUBLIC NOTICE (CLOSED)

Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023 CDBG and HOME application is open

The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Department is now accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME, “Home Investment Partnerships Program” program.  The application process opened Friday, December 17, 2021 and closes at noon on Friday, February 4, 2022.  

For more information on how to submit the letter of intent, how to apply for funding,  as well as guidance on how to submit questions, please visit the Community Development HUD Programs and Reports webpage.

Posted: December 17,2021 at 1:41 P.M.

Updated: February 4, 2022 at 1:10 P.M.( Application Process is Closed) 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE ( CLOSED)

 

CITY OF ASHEVILLE 

CONCURRENT NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI)  AND 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (NOI-RROF)

 December 10, 2021

 

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements 

for activities to be undertaken by the City of Asheville.

 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about December 29, 2021, at least one day after the end of the comment period, the City of Asheville will submit a request to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning in Greensboro, NC for the release of HOME Investment Partnership funds, under Title II 42 U.S.C. 12701 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, to undertake a project known as Dodd Meadows Subdivision Down Payment Assistance. The Dodd Meadows Subdivision is a new construction single family development located in East Flat Rock, NC.  The entrance to the Dodd Meadows Development is located off of East Blue Ridge Road, Henderson County and shall consist of 114 homes on 33.70 acres when complete. The HUD HOME funds allocated for this project is $180,000 for Phase 5 and $106,203 for Phase 6 for the purpose of providing affordable homeownership. The estimated total project costs are $6,500,000 with the estimated total HUD HOME funds of $286,203 out of $801,841 to date comprising around 12 percent of the funding. This project is also allocated HUD SHOP funds of $225,000, with a total of $1,131,050 SHOP funds to date. 

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Asheville has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) and will be made available to the public for review either electronically, on the CD Website, or by U.S. mail. Please submit your request by email to Nancy Williams, at nwilliams@ashevillenc.gov, or by mail to the City of Asheville, Community Development Department, P.O. Box 7148; Asheville, NC 28802, Attention: Nancy Williams. The Environmental Review Record can also be accessed online at the HUD Website: https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/environmental-review-records or the City of Asheville’s Community Development website link found here.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Asheville Community Development Division via mail (to the address above) or via email (to the email address above). All comments received by December 28, 2021 will be considered by the City of Asheville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Asheville certifies to HUD that Debra Campbell, in her capacity as City Manager, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Asheville to use Program funds.

 

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD/Greensboro Field Office will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Asheville’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: 

(a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Asheville; 

(b) the City of Asheville has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; 

(c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD/Greensboro Field Office; or 

(d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. 

 

Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Greensboro Office of Community Planning & Development at CPD_COVID-19OEE-GRB@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Greensboro Office of Community Planning & Development via this email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

Debra Campbell 

City Manager

City of Asheville, NC

 

Posted: December 10,2021 at 10:20 A.M.

 


PUBLIC NOTICE: (CLOSED)

The NC-501 Asheville-Buncombe Continuum of Care FY2021 Consolidated Application and Project Priority List are now available for review.

 

NC-501 Asheville-Buncombe Continuum of Care FY2021 Consolidated Application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bHuEKyBqKVxlqEb5CTmuIeUuI6emrPUu/view?usp=sharing

NC-501 Asheville-Buncombe Continuum of Care FY2021 Project Priority List: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mq3d3VAhwJuqthRoWz2pdj4m3awl5BJx/view?usp=sharing

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:

Brian Huskey

Community Development Analyst-Homelessness Lead

City of Asheville

bhuskey@ashevillenc.gov

C (828) 793-0247

O (828) 251-4048

 

 

 Posted: November 9,2021 at 4:47 P.M.

 


PUBLIC NOTICE: (CLOSED)

 

CITY OF ASHEVILLE

CONCURRENT NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (NOI-RROF)

November 4, 2021

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements
for activities to be undertaken by the City of Asheville.

 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about November 23, 2021, at least one day after the end of the comment period, the City of Asheville will submit a
request to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning in Greensboro, NC for the release of
HOME Investment Partnership funds under Title II 42 U.S.C. 12701 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing
Act, as amended, to undertake a project known as Dodd Meadows Subdivision Down Payment Assistance Phase 5
and 6 for the purpose of providing affordable homeownership. The Dodd Meadows Subdivision is a new construction
development located at The property is located in East Flat Rock, NC. The entrance to the Dodd Meadows Development
is located off of East Blue Ridge Road, Henderson County and shall consist of 114 homes on 33.70 acres when complete.
The estimated total project costs are $6,500,000 with the estimated total HUD HOME funds of $801,841 to date
comprising around 12 percent of the funding.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Asheville has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore,
an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.
Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) and will be made available to the
public for review either electronically, on the CD Website, or by U.S. mail. Please submit your request by email to Nancy
Williams, at nwilliams@ashevillenc.gov, or by mail to the City of Asheville, Community Development Department, P.O. Box
7148; Asheville, NC 28802, Attention: Nancy Williams. The Environmental Review Record can also be accessed online at
the HUD Website: https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/environmental-review-records or the City of Asheville’s
Community Development website link found here.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Asheville Community
Development Division via mail (to the address above) or via email (to the email address above). All comments received by
November 23, 2021 will be considered by the City of Asheville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of
funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
The City of Asheville certifies to HUD that Debra Campbell, in her capacity as City Manager, consents to accept the
jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review
process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities
under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Asheville to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD/Greensboro Field Office will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Asheville’s certification for a
period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if
they are on one of the following bases:
(a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Asheville;

(b) the City of Asheville has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR
part 58;
(c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken
activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD/Greensboro Field Office; or
(d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is
unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.

Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec.
58.76) and shall be addressed to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Greensboro Office of Community
Planning & Development at CPD_COVID-19OEE-GRB@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development – Greensboro Office of Community Planning & Development via this email to verify the
actual last day of the objection period.

Debra Campbell
City Manager
City of Asheville, NC

 

Final Signed Environment Assessment 

Final Full EA for Dodd Meadows 2021 

 

Posted: November 4, 2021 5:41 P.M. 

PUBLIC NOTICE: (CLOSED)

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs 

FY2021 Continuum of Care Funding Competition – NC-501 Asheville-Buncombe 

Project Applications must be ranked as part of the Consolidated Application into Tier 1 and Tier 2. 

      • NC 501 FY2021 Annual Renewal Demand (the ARD is determined by HUD) = $1,774,234 
      • Tier 1: 100% of NC 501’s ARD = $1,774,234 
      • CoC Planning Project (Not ranked) = $53,227 (not ranked) 
      • No Renewal Project Applications in this year’s CoC Competition were reduced or rejected.

TIER 1

PROJECT APPLICATION

GIW/

FUNDING

TYPE

PROJECT RANKING

Shelter + Care: Homeward Bound of WNC

$461,872

PSH

1

Permanent Supportive Housing 3: Homeward Bound of WNC

$110,674

PSH

2

Permanent Supportive Housing 5: Homeward Bound of WNC

$221,581

PSH

3

Permanent Supportive Housing 1: Homeward Bound of WNC

$297,458

PSH

4

Permanent Supportive Housing 2: Homeward Bound of WNC

$87,892

PSH

5

Bridge to Recovery: Homeward Bound of WNC

$447,585

PSH

6

Helpmate: Rapid Rehousing (RRH) Support for DV  Survivors

$79,672

RRH

7

NC-501 HMIS Grant – City of Asheville

$67,500

HMIS

8

SUBTOTAL

$1,774,234

   

 

TIER 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

PROJECT APPLICATION

GIW/

FUNDING

TYPE

PROJECT RANKING

Helpmate: Expansion of RRH for DV  Survivors (DV Bonus)

$107,170

RRH

9

PSH-5 Expansion: Homeward Bound of WNC (CoC Bonus)

$88,712

PSH

10

SUBTOTAL

$195,582

   

 

NOT RANKED                                                                                                              

PROJECT APPLICATION

GIW/

FUNDING

TYPE

PROJECT RANKING

NC-501 Continuum of Care Planning Project

$53,227

PLANNING

  not ranked

Total of all FY2021 projects, if awarded:  $2,023,343

 

Posted: November 4, 2021 at 5:12 P.M.

PUBLIC NOTICE: (CLOSED)

Asheville Proposed Action Plan for CDBG and HOME Funds

 

The City of Asheville has prepared draft Amendments to the FY 2020-2021 and FY 2021-2022 Housing and Community Development Annual Action Plans for public comment: The Annual Action Plan for FY 2021-2022 sets out to inform on how the City of Asheville and the Asheville Regional Housing Consortium proposes to use the estimated $1,053,291 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and $1,296,760 in federal HOME Investment Partnership Program funds for the program year beginning July 1 2021. The amendment to the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan reflects a reduction to the 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan HOME program income budget and adjustments to projects awarded those funds. 

The draft plans are posted below and upon request the amendments can be printed out and mailed if needed. 

 

DRAFT FY20-21 Action Plan Amendment 

DRAFT FY 21-22 Action Plan Amendment

 

Comments can be submitted by voice message at 828 251 4098. Written comments should be sent to: Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director by email to (pdangelo@ashevillenc.gov) or mailed to the address found below to arrive by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 08, 2021. 

City of Asheville 
Community Development Division
Attention: Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director
70 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC  28801 

 

A public hearing on both plans will be held at the City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 5:00 PM at Asheville City Hall. Citizens are encouraged to offer comments. Please see the agenda here https://www.ashevillenc.gov/government/city-council-agenda/ which also contains links to how to watch City Council Live, participate & comment.

 

 Posted: Friday, September 24, 2021 at 4:57 p.m.

PUBLIC NOTICE: (CLOSED)

 

The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Department has published this Draft Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) for public review and comment. 

The City of Asheville’s Community Development Division within CED reports on accomplishments and progress towards the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan goals in the CAPER.

The Consolidated Plan is a five year plan that is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions.  This Plan sets out regional priorities for the next five years and is carried out through the Annual Action Plan, which provides a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. 

 

Public Comment Period and Process: 

 

The DRAFT FY 20/21 CAPER is available for a 15-day public review and comment period  from Sunday, September 12, 2021 to Sunday, September 26, 2021.   

Citizens wishing to submit written comments during the public review and comment period may send them via email to Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director, at pdangelo@ashevillenc.gov  until 5pm on Sunday, September 26, 2021.   

You may also send your comments via mail, postmarked no later than Sunday, September 26, 2021, by 5pm, to the following address:  

City of Asheville 
Community Development Division
Attention: Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director
70 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC  28801 

The CD Division will forward to HUD all written comments along with the City’s response to the comments.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Paul D’Angelo at the email below.

pdangelo@ashevillenc.gov

 

Posted: September 12, 2021 at 11:25 a.m. 

PUBLIC NOTICE: (CLOSED)

 
DRAFT FY20/21 CAPER (CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT) COMING SOON!
 
Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward the Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program.
 
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.
 
Learn more HERE!
 
 
Posted September 9, 2021 
 

PUBLIC NOTICE: (OPEN)

 

“Notice Of Funding Opportunity – FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program Competition” (NEW)

 

 

Posted August 24, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE: (CLOSED)

 

21/22 HUD HOME Application – 2nd Round Funding Applications available for New Applicants

 

PLEASE NOTE:  NEW HUD HOME applications are only available to eligible applicants in either Henderson or Transylvania County.

Due Date for New Applicants: Thursday, September 9th, 12 noon – Please Read below.

The Asheville Regional Housing Consortium will have approximately $437,862 of HOME funds to reallocate in our 2nd Round of funding. The Consortium Board made the following recommendations for the 2nd Round eligibility criteria at their March 25, 2021, meeting.

To be “Second Round” application eligible –

  • Projects that were not funded in initial round or that were partially funded in initial round of funding.
    • TC projects not awarded from NCHFA are not eligible to ask for funding in this cycle
    • There are approximately $1,144,298 in requests that would be eligible to come back for funding
  • Any CHDO (Community Housing Development Organization) projects.
    • $40,614 still to be allocated or held as CHDO reserve
    • Reminder that the CHDO set-aside is a minimum amount and does not put a cap on CHDO allocations.
  • New projects from Consortium Member County Jurisdictions that are either not awarded any funding in this initial round or not awarded a tax credit allocation in August by NCHFA.
    • This would include Henderson & Transylvania Counties
  • Projects that were awarded their full request amount but due to changes over the last 6 months since application have a need for additional funding (i.e. rising construction costs, Covid challenges, etc.)

New Application due date of Thursday, September 9th, 12 noon.  Please email Christina Harris @ charris@ashevillenc.gov for a link to the application.

If you applied for FY21/22 HUD HOME Funding earlier this year and would like to be considered for funding in this second round of applications, please read above and email Christina Harris @ charris@ashevillenc.gov.  You may only need to submit a Letter of Intent, due Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 5pm.

As always, CD staff will work in partnership with all eligible 2nd Round HOME applicants and look forward to it!

Friendly reminder of our Consortium meeting on Thursday, September 23rd, 10am to 12 noon.  This Meeting will be virtual with Google Meets and please add a placeholder to your calendars.  This will be an allocation meeting where additional HOME funding awards will be considered.

 

SAMPLE APPLICATION 

 

Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: (CLOSED)

 

CITY OF ASHEVILLE 

CONCURRENT NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI)  AND 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (NOI-RROF)

 June 15, 2021

 

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements 

for activities to be undertaken by the City of Asheville.

 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about July 4, 2021, at least one day after the end of the comment period, the City of Asheville will submit a request to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning in Greensboro, NC for the release of HOME Investment Partnership funds under Title II 42 U.S.C. 12701 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, to undertake a project known as The Villas at Swannanoa for the purpose of providing affordable rental housing. The Villas at Swannanoa will be a new construction apartment community for seniors (55+) located at 2255 US Highway 70, in Swannanoa (Buncombe County) and shall consist of 60 units.  The estimated total project costs are $10,306,000 with the estimated HUD HOME funds of $840,000 comprising 8 percent of the funding. 

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Asheville has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) and will be made available to the public for review either electronically, on the CD Website, or by U.S. mail. Please submit your request by email to Nancy Williams, at nwilliams@ashevillenc.gov, or by mail to the City of Asheville, Community Development Department, P.O. Box 7148; Asheville, NC 28802, Attention: Nancy Williams. The Environmental Review Record can also be accessed online at the HUD Website: https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/environmental-review-records or the City of Asheville’s Community Development website link found here.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Asheville Community Development Division via mail (to the address above) or via email (to the email address above). All comments received by July 3, 2021 will be considered by the City of Asheville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Asheville certifies to HUD that Debra Campbell, in her capacity as City Manager, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Asheville to use Program funds.

 

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD/Greensboro Field Office will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Asheville’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: 

(a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Asheville; 

(b) the City of Asheville has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; 

(c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD/Greensboro Field Office; or 

(d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. 

 

Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Greensboro Office of Community Planning & Development at CPD_COVID-19OEE-GRB@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Greensboro Office of Community Planning & Development via this email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

Debra Campbell, City Manager

 

 

Posted June 15, 2021 

Updated: August 12, 2021

Public Notice (CLOSED)

HUD Environmental Review Record for The Villas at Swannanoa

Posted June 15, 2021 

 


Public Notice (CLOSED)

$1.6M CDBG Program Income / Sale of Charlotte Street Parcels (White Labs)

The City of Asheville has prepared a draft Amendment to the 2020-21 Action Plan, a summary of which can be found here. The Amendment to the Annual Action Plan for 2020-21 sets out how the City of Asheville plans to allocate an estimated $1.6 M in Community Development Block Grant Program Income (CDBG PI) funds.

The staff report and resolution will be posted on the internet after 3 p.m. on Friday March 19, 2021 and is also available at the Community and Economic Development Department, Fifth floor of City Hall, upon request. A public hearing on the plan will be held virtually at the City Council meeting starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday March 23, 2021, with a formal vote to follow on April 13, 2021.

Information on how to submit public comment at the meeting as well as access to live streaming can be found at https://publicinput.com/hub/88

Written comments should be sent to: Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director, City of Asheville, P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802 (pdangelo@ashevillenc.gov), to arrive by April 12 2021.

 


Public Notice   (CLOSED)

The Fiscal Year 2021 – 2022 CDBG and HOME Applications process is closed.

The deadline for all CDBG/HOME applications was 12:00 p.m. noon, February 05, 2021. 

 

 


Updated 06/10/2022


Contact:

Jonathon Jones – Interim Community Development Division Manager

jjones2@ashevillenc.gov

828-259-5733