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Community Development

Asheville Economic Development Specialist Brenda Mills honored during Stand Against Racism Program

Asheville Economic Development Specialist Brenda Mills honored during Stand Against Racism Program

Brenda Mills says her parents instilled in her a sense of community spirit and support. Whether it came to visiting the sick to feeding the poor, especially during holidays, she worked by their side in Waxhaw, N.C., as a girl, sometimes even taking down letters for elderly people.   A City of Asheville employee since


Homeless Coalition issues Code Purple for Asheville

Homeless Coalition issues Code Purple for Asheville

With the Asheville weather forecast of overnight temperatures in the 30s the next few days, the Homeless Coalition has issued a Code Purple for Asheville and Buncombe County for April 6-7.   The CODE PURPLE effort stems from the collaborative work of the Homeless Coalition, which is a collective of agencies, faith groups, and individuals experiencing homelessness that works

Council committee recommends funding to address disparities

Council committee recommends funding to address disparities

Support administered through Strategic Partnership Funds and Community Development Block Grants   Closing the achievement gap to help minority and economically disadvantaged high school students gain academic footing. Opening housing opportunities, especially with emergency funds for rehousing to prevent homelessness. Supporting HelpMate domestic violence shelter so families in need have a safety net and resources to


City of Asheville presents free education talks on affordable homeownership

City of Asheville presents free education talks on affordable homeownership

The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development Department is presenting the first of a public education series about permanently affordable homeownership opportunities. Come to the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, 285 Livingston St., at 6 p.m. March 16 for the first installment in the series.   This session will be the first of

Asheville’s Minority Business Program works toward inclusion in the City’s business

Asheville’s Minority Business Program works toward inclusion in the City’s business

The City of Asheville recently hosted a Minority Business Program outreach meeting with project pre-planners Beverly Grant and Barnhill to include regional minority-owned businesses specifically relating to bidding opportunities for the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP).     Inclusion and providing opportunities for economic participation in the City’s programs are the heart of


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