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Affordable Housing Services Program

The County Commissioners voted in 2004 to begin designating funding to support the Affordable Housing Services Program (AHSP).

Affordable housing opportunities for all segments of the community are recognized as an important part of developing and maintaining a healthy economy and workforce. The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners recognizes the area’s need for affordable housing and has identified it as a priority for the future development of our community.

Affordable Housing Services Goals

  • Increase the stock of affordable housing
  • Preserve the existing housing stock
  • Reduce substandard housing
  • Support homeownership initiatives, such as downpayment assistance programs

Through the AHSP, the County offers several programs to promote these goals.

There are programs offered year-round, including the Permit Fee Rebate Program and the Employment Housing Assistance Program.

In addition to the year round incentives, the County administers an annual loan program which offers low-interest loans to assist in the provision of affordable housing. Applications for this program are accepted once a year, and may be considered in conjunction with urgent repair and tenant-based rental assistance funding.

Locate & Contact

Planning & Development - Affordable Housing


Donna Cottrell
Affordable Housing
P: (828) 250-4834
F: (828) 250-6086

Cynthia Fox-Clark
Abandoned Manufactured Homes
P: (828) 250-4836

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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