City of Asheville asking for input on community development needs

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The City of Asheville is working on its Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs.


Every five years, the Community Development staff works with community stakeholders and experts in developing two reports for HUD. 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 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership grants for the next five years. 

Because the final report will guide City staff for the next five years, it’s important to hear from the community.  In additional to small stakeholder meetings, the City launched an online survey for residents to provide their input and will hold two community meetings. 


Community meeting schedule

  • 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Stephens Lee Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave.
  • 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Stephens Lee Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave.


About these programs

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allows the City  to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services. The HUD HOME funds provide formula grants to states and localities that communities use — often in partnership with local nonprofit groups — to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people. This plan will build on the housing information found in the Bowen Report and help the City works towards comprehensive improvement. 

Attendees will be asked to complete the “Community Fair Housing Survey,” which is also available on the City of Asheville website. Staff is conducting this analysis in partnership with the Land of Sky Regional Council to include the City of Asheville and Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties.