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Housing market report looks at challenges in Asheville and surrounding counties

  The City of Asheville is releasing the Regional Housing Needs Assessment. The purpose of this report is to conduct a Housing Needs Assessment of the four-county region that includes and surrounds the city of Asheville. The four counties evaluated in this report include Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania. This evaluation takes into account the demographics, [...]

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City of Asheville seeks developers for 319 Biltmore Avenue

  The City of Asheville’s Department of Community and Economic Development has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of 319 Biltmore Ave. The redevelopment seeks to provide affordable/mixed income housing and commercial uses in an area near transit, jobs and services. This site is part of the Affordable Housing Bond Initiative for high-impact [...]

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City Council approves Housing Trust Fund allocations that add affordable housing units

  Housing Trust Fund allocations approved July 23 by Asheville City Council will support the addition of affordable housing units in our community.   The allocations were made through the City’s Housing Trust Fund to support three projects. All three projects serve individuals and families with incomes under 60% of the Area Median Income. The Median household income [...]

Come learn about the City’s affordable housing bond progress at open house

Please note corrected date.   On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the City of Asheville will host an open house about the potential to create affordable housing on two City-owned properties. Everyone is invited to attend!   The drop-in style event happens from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Asheville Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte St., Room 109.   Asheville, [...]

Demolition paves way for affordable housing project

Demolition on City-owned property to make way for affordable housing on Hilliard Avenue has begun. In June, Asheville City Council voted to approve a 64-unit apartment complex project aimed at alleviating the city’s severe lack of affordable housing. Quality, affordable housing is a key goal in City Council’s 2036 Vision statement. The resolution authorized lease of City-owned property by Kassinger Development [...]

City of Asheville to co-host Affordable Housing Summit

The City of Asheville, along with partners Pisgah Legal Services and Buncombe County, will host the 2017 Affordable Housing Summit on September 29 at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center. The 2017 Affordable Housing Summit will bring together developers, investors, planners, local government officials, and policy experts in a day of discussions designed to encourage creative and replicable [...]

Asheville apartment report shows more units, but higher prices

More than 30 multifamily rental properties are in development in Buncombe County, a sign that the shortage of rentals could soon ease. But rents for many Asheville-area apartment communities are trending toward an upscale market, putting affordable housing out of reach for many of the city’s economically challenged residents. Those are the finds of a newly [...]