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Affordable Housing

Buncombe County works in partnership with several non-profit housing agencies in our community that specialize in assisting homeowners and tenants. Questions or needs concerning housing services should be directed to the following agencies below.

ARC of Buncombe County (828) 253-1255
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (828) 251-5702
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (828) 259-5300
Community Action Opportunities (828) 252-2495
Council on Aging (828) 277-8288
Eblen Charities (828) 255-3066
Helpmate (828) 254-2968
Homeward Bound (828) 258-1695
Housing Authority (828) 258-1222
Mountain Housing Opportunities (828) 254-4030
OnTrack Financial (828) 255-5166
Pisgah Legal Services (828) 253-0406
Western Carolina Rescue Mission (828) 254-0471

List or search for rental property is a service provided for area residents to either list or search for rental property. This service is free to both landlords and perspective tenants, and targets affordable rental housing. Visit:

The toll free telephone number to call for help in accessing rental property through this web service is 1-877-428-8844. For persons without internet connection, any Buncombe County Public Library branch offers connectivity.

Fair Housing

The North Carolina Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate in housing because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicaps, or family status (families with children). The law applies to the sale, rental or financing of residential housing. For more information about Fair Housing, or filing a complaint, visit the following information links:

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To learn more about Buncombe County's Affordable Housing programs and activities, please read the following:


Workforce Housing Application

Development assistance funding, which may include funding for infrastructure, land development costs, and stick built or modular home construction costs, for the creation of units of workforce housing within a single development may be available. The term Workforce Housing refers to housing that a household with an income up to 120% of Area Median Income (AMI) can afford without spending more than 30% of their income on housing costs.

Affordable Housing Services Program

The Asheville Regional Housing Consortium 2017-2018 HOME Investment Partnerships Program

If you are submitting a HOME application for consideration by Buncombe County, the submission deadline is January 6, 2017 by 5:00 PM.

This year’s application is only available by accessing the City of Asheville’s HOME Webinar at the following link:

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You will be asked to view the webinar and submit your contact information to have the application documents emailed to you. If you experience any difficulties accessing the application documents, please contact Donna Cottrell with Buncombe County by calling (828) 250-4834.

Fee Rebate Program

Abandoned Manufactured Home Removal Policy

Do you or someone you know have an abandoned manufactured home that needs to be removed? Take a look at the policy below for details.