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Division Spotlight: Community Development Gives Back Through Volunteering

a photo of the new Compass Point Village

William High, Dylan Casper, and Jake Ekberg volunteer at Compass Point Village.

Community Development Division staff regularly seeks opportunities to volunteer with organizations working to address affordable housing and homelessness needs in Buncombe County. Community service hours offered by the County allow for even more volunteering opportunities.

Recently a number of the Community Development staff participated in a volunteering opportunity with Homeward Bound as the organization begins the final push to open Compass Point Village. Staff included: Dylan Casper, Jake Ekberg, William High, Lacy Hoyle, Nancy Williams, and Matthew Cable. Compass Point Village is a project creating 85 affordable housing units for very low-income individuals, and particularly those experiencing chronic homelessness. The project was supported by $3 million in Buncombe County Covid Recovery funds.

“During our volunteering we assisted in "stocking" the units with shower curtains, towels, soap, and other toiletries to get the rooms ready for new residents,” said Division Manager Matthew Cable. “Compass Point Village is anticipating beginning first move-ins on Sept.18. Homeward Bound is still seeking volunteers this week to help get the project across the finish line you can reach out to Alanna Kinsella at Homeward Bound if you are interesting in volunteering to support this important project and work.”

Dylan Casper, Nancy Williams and Jake Ekberg volunteer at Compass Point Village.

Dylan Casper, Nancy Williams, and Jake Ekberg restocking the units at Compass Point Village.

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Updated Oct 02, 2023 09:28 AM
Published Sep 13, 2023 12:00 PM

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