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Request for Project Proposals

Buncombe County will begin accepting applications from qualified entities and organizations to administer and deliver affordable housing projects with funds made available through the Affordable Housing Services Program (AHSP) on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. The deadline for submission of project proposal applications is Friday, January 26, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Applications must be completed online at

Applicants must be capable of delivering proposed projects in accordance with Buncombe County AHSP guidelines and requirements. The AHSP program description, requirements and guidelines are available for download through the online application portal.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Community Development Division of the Buncombe County Planning and Development Department at (828) 250-5560 or by email at

View the AHSP Program Description, Requirements and Guidelines

Affordable Housing

Buncombe County is working to ensure comprehensive opportunities for affordable and safe housing as a foundation for healthy and thriving families and neighborhoods.

Search for Housing

Other government agencies work toward helping with the housing needs of Buncombe County. Each entity provides housing services to people in unique ways. To learn more about how other government agencies bolster housing services in Buncombe County, please visit their websites for more information.

Affordable Housing Map

The Affordable Housing Map for Buncombe County is a tool used to search for housing that is not only affordable, but meets the specific needs for individuals and families searching for a place to call home in Buncombe County. This map has a focus on multi-family affordable housing developments. The map allows for filtering of different needs for topics like housing voucher acceptance, the number of bedrooms, units for specific income thresholds, senior housing and more. Once filtered a list with additional details, including contact information, can be exported, and printed. Prior to using the map, it is suggested residents note their Area Median Income level by using the table under the Do I Qualify for Housing Services? section of this webpage. For Instructions on how to use the map, please view:

Fair Housing

It is important to recognize and challenge discrimination on all fronts, including housing. Discrimination in housing is taken seriously at every level of government, and it is important to know the protections and resources all people are entitled to nationwide. 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. If you or someone you know may have experienced discrimination in housing or would like to learn more about your rights, protections, and resources please view this Fair Housing Document or Vivienda Justa En Español.

Do I Qualify for Housing Services?

Determining household income is the first step in qualifying for housing services. Many housing services use income caps, based on federal Area Median Income (AMI) data, to ensure they help people who need the most assistance. Start by selecting your household size to the right, and note your AMI percentage to see if you qualify for the needed program.

Select Household Size:

  • 30% AMI: $17,850
  • 50% AMI: $29,750
  • 60% AMI: $35,700
  • 80% AMI: $47,600
  • 30% AMI: $20,400
  • 50% AMI: $34,000
  • 60% AMI: $40,800
  • 80% AMI: $54,400
  • 30% AMI: $24,860
  • 50% AMI: $38,250
  • 60% AMI: $45,900
  • 80% AMI: $61,200
  • 30% AMI: $30,000
  • 50% AMI: $42,500
  • 60% AMI: $51,000
  • 80% AMI: $68,000
  • 30% AMI: $35,140
  • 50% AMI: $45,900
  • 60% AMI: $55,100
  • 80% AMI: $73,450
  • 30% AMI: $40,280
  • 50% AMI: $49,300
  • 60% AMI: $59,200
  • 80% AMI: $78,900
  • 30% AMI: $45,420
  • 50% AMI: $52,700
  • 60% AMI: $63,250
  • 80% AMI: $84,350
Source: HUD FY 2022 Income Limits Documentation System - Affordability Requirements & Rents for Affordable Housing Services Program and Community Oriented Developments.

Locate & Contact

Planning & Development - Affordable Housing

For questions regarding renter, homeowner, or homelessness resources & programs contact the Community Development Grants Manager:

P: 828-250-4834

For questions regarding Buncombe County’s Affordable Housing Services Program or how to apply for programmatic and development funds contact the Community Development Analyst:

P: 828-250-4868

For questions regarding federal funding opportunities, such as Community Development Block Grant funding, contact the Community Development Program Manager:

P: 828-250-4858


Jake Ekberg
Affordable Housing
P: (828) 250-4834
F: (828) 250-6086

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