Saturday - Nov 18, 2017

Community Development

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.  

Asheville shelters continue CODE PURPLE activation, provide emergency cold weather services

Asheville shelters continue CODE PURPLE activation, provide emergency cold weather services

ASHEVILLE — In response to the severe cold weather, Asheville area shelters are offering emergency cold weather services to people who are currently experiencing homelessness and would not otherwise have a safe, warm place to stay. To minimize risk to people in Asheville and Buncombe County, when the temperature falls below 32 degrees (or the


Riverfront redevelopment, transportation improvement dovetail to enhance RAD

Riverfront redevelopment, transportation improvement dovetail to enhance RAD

Cars travel through a narrow section of Riverside Drive in the River Arts District.   More public engagement coming in February Did you know that the roads in Asheville along the river were originally built over 100 years ago? The River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) is designed to rebuild Riverside Drive and Lyman Street to

Applications accepted for Housing Trust Fund

Applications accepted for Housing Trust Fund

The City of Asheville Community & Economic Development Department is now 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’s city limits. The Housing Trust Fund was created in 2000 to provide a source of local


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