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 [...]

Point-in-time count shows decrease in homelessness in Asheville-Buncombe

Access to affordable housing remains a challenge   On Jan. 27, 2016, the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Initiative conducted the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count of homeless families and individuals. Overall numbers of those experiencing homelessness in our community have decreased since last year: 509 persons reported in January 2016 as compared to 562 persons in January 2015, which represents a [...]

Asheville homestays and short-term rentals — why regulate?

The growing share economy has broadened travel accommodation options. Now, when planning a vacation, people may decide they want: A place with a kitchen so we can save money on dining; A local, neighborhood experience; Accommodations in a more affordable price range; A place that allows us bring our four-legged friends along; All of the above.   So they bypass a hotel [...]

Deadline nears for block grant and investment partnership applications

This year the Community and Economic Development Department of the City of Asheville is requiring an online Webcast for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program applicants to view prior to submitting an application for funding. Please sign-in and view the webcast any time between Dec. 9 and Jan. 1, 2016, by going [...]

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