Asheville Housing Trust Fund applications being accepted

The Glen Rock Apartments in Asheville’s River Arts District offers affordable, energy-efficient one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.   The City of Asheville’s Community & Economic Development Department is accepting applications for funding from the City of Asheville’s Housing Trust Fund. Funding is available for affordable housing development, rehabilitation or preservation of affordable housing units within Asheville’s City [...]

Asheville voters approve bonds; now improvements can begin

When it comes to improving our infrastructure for transportation, parks and recreation facilities and affordable housing opportunities, Asheville voters made their mandate clear at the polls on November 8, Election Day. By an overwhelming margin, Asheville residents said yes to all three bond questions put before them on the ballot. The general obligation referenda will generate [...]

City of Asheville to hold series of Bond Expos

The City of Asheville will hold a series of informational Bond Expos in October, with presentations led by Mayor Esther Manheimer. A question-and-answer session will follow the mayor’s presentation. Hand-out material with information about the three bond referendums that go before Asheville voters in the Nov. 8 general election will be provided. Here is the Bond [...]

Asheville City Council approves putting bond referendums to voters

Package would pay for transportation and recreation infrastructure as well as affordable housing projects   Asheville City Council voted to put three bond referendums totaling $74 million before Asheville voters in the November general election. At their Aug. 9 meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously to take the next step in getting the bond referendums on the ballot. The three bond referendums [...]

Asheville Chamber launches housing survey

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce has a Regional Housing Needs Survey available online. According to the Chamber, “We are conducting this survey in order to get a clearer grassroots understanding of the housing needs and desires of our area’s workforce. The data will be used to direct resources to meet those needs and desires.” The survey should [...]

City extends application deadline for ADU-homestays task force

The City of Asheville is recruiting a community task force to help shape decisions about accessory dwelling unit (ADU)-homestay rentals. The original deadline to apply  has passed but the pool of candidates who applied to the City revealed only one renter. Therefore, members of the City’s Governance Committee requested that the application deadline be extended until 5 [...]

City seeks proposals from developers for affordable housing on City land

The City of Asheville is seeking submittals from qualified developers to develop a City-owned parcel located at 338 Hilliard Avenue, currently in use but due to be vacated by the City’s Parks Maintenance Facility  by Jan. 1, 2017. The City is making this site available for a development of affordable multifamily rental housing. The Asheville City [...]

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