On February 28, 2023, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the 2023-2024 formula allocations for the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership programs. With Council’s approval on May 9, the City’s FY 23-24 Annual Action Plan can now be submitted to HUD.
CDBG and HOME are federal grant programs that provide grant funds for eligible projects to create affordable housing for low-income households and support community development activities to build stronger and more resilient communities.
CDBG funds support housing and community development activities within the City of Asheville. HOME funds support affordable housing activities within the four-county Asheville Regional Housing Consortium including Buncombe, Madison, Transylvania, and Henderson counties.
The City was awarded $1,034,817 in CDBG funding and estimates $72,000 in Program Income. The total amount of CDBG funding available is $1,106,817.
The Asheville Regional Housing Consortium, via the City, was awarded $1,318,357 in HOME funding and has received $428,019 in Program Income. In addition, prior year HOME funding resources have been rolled forward into the funding available for the 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan funding recommendations for a total of $2,696,376.
Recommended Use of CDBG Funds
|The SPARC Foundation – Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) and Strong Fathers||$24,737|
|Helpmate, Inc – Emergency Shelter for Domestic Violence Survivors||$23,736|
|Haywood Street Congregation – Haywood Respite||$18,900|
|Pisgah Legal Services – Homelessness Prevention
|OnTrack Financial – Housing and Financial Capabilities
|Homeward Bound of Western North Carolina – Coordinated Entry||$37,900|
|Mountain BizCapital, Inc. dba Mountain BizWorks – Expanding Access to Small Business Training, Coaching and Capital for Low Income Entrepreneurs
|Helpmate, Inc – Case Management for DV Survivors
|Carolina Small Business Development Fund – Opportunity Asheville
|Homeward Bound of Western North Carolina – Housing Services
|Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity – Affordable Home Repairs
|Contingency- City of Asheville Community Center Improvements
|CDBG Program Administration
Recommended Use of CDBG-CV Funds
|Helpmate, Inc – COVID Court Advocacy and Shelter Services||$70,600|
|Helpmate, Inc – Emergency Shelter COVID-19 Operation Costs||$102,557.10|
|Pisgah Legal Services – COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Project||$20,000|
Recommeded Use of HOME Funds
|Commonwealth Development – Fairhaven Meadows (Transylvania County)||$350,000|
|Community Housing Coalition – Housing Replacement (Madison County)||$110,000|
|Community Housing Coalition – Rural Rehabilitation (Madison County)||$175,000|
|Helpmate, Inc – Rental Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors (Buncombe)
|Henderson County Habitat for Humanity – Dodd Meadows Phase 6 (Henderson)
|LDG Development – Meribel (Buncombe)
|WDT Development – The Villas at Haywood (Buncombe)
|Mountain Housing Opportunities – Lakeshore Villas – CHDO project (Buncombe)
|HOME Program Administration
|22-23 Helpmate – Rental Assistance for DV Survivors (Buncombe)
||$19,737 (additional allocation to bring the previous year award up to $170,000)|
The City of Asheville is an entitlement community and participating jurisdiction with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and receives formula funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).
The City receives these allocations annually through a federal formula allocation process.