Thursday - Sep 21, 2017

Community Development

Asheville Housing Trust Fund applications being accepted

Asheville Housing Trust Fund applications being accepted

The Glen Rock Apartments in Asheville’s River Arts District offers affordable, energy-efficient one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.   The City of Asheville’s Community & Economic Development Department is accepting applications for funding from the City of Asheville’s Housing Trust Fund. Funding is available for affordable housing development, rehabilitation or preservation of affordable housing units within

Asheville Code Purple issued in advance of freezing temps

Asheville Code Purple issued in advance of freezing temps

ASHEVILLE — In response to predicted severe freezing or near freezing weather, a Code Purple has been issued for Asheville and Buncombe County for Dec. 1-3.   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 on an ongoing basis

Asheville/Buncombe County Code Purple extended

Asheville/Buncombe County Code Purple extended

ASHEVILLE — In response to predicted severe cold weather, the Code Purple that was been issued for Asheville and Buncombe County for Nov. 19-21 has now been extended through Nov. 22.   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


Asheville Holiday Parade: Cool tie-ins and need-to-know information

Asheville Holiday Parade: Cool tie-ins and need-to-know information

The Asheville Downtown Association’s annual Holiday Parade returns Nov. 19. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. nearly 100 entries will file through downtown, ranging from marching bands to high aloft balloons. It’s a time of cheer for the whole city, as people from all neighborhoods gather on Biltmore and Patton avenues in friendship and fellowship.

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

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,


East of the Riverway projects: Equitable Development and Alternatives to Gentrification

East of the Riverway projects: Equitable Development and Alternatives to Gentrification

In this video presentation, Sasha Vrtunski, Urban Planner II with the City of Asheville’s Planning & Urban Design Department, discusses two reports: the Alternatives to Gentrification Report and the Equitable Development Report.     Find more information Full report: Alternatives to Gentrification in the East of the Riverway   Read this Equitable Development Report presented to Asheville City

Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Group announces upcoming events

Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Group announces upcoming events

The City of Asheville invites all small, minority and woman-owned businesses to join us for monthly presentations on resources to support, enhance and grow your business.  Check out these upcoming events. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Brenda Mills at bmills@ashevillenc.gov or by calling 828-259-8050.  


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