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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).

Buncombe County’s Affordable Housing Services Program (AHSP) is intended to ensure comprehensive opportunities for affordable and safe housing are available. The Board of Commissioners allocates and awards funds to agencies on an annual basis. The FY 2020 AHSP  application is open and may be submitted through our grants application system August 26, 2019 through September 13, 2019. Information regarding recent fiscal year allocations and projects is provided in initial and status reports provided below.

The Affordable Housing Services Program Supports:

  • Low-Interest Construction Loan Program
  • Emergency Repair Program
  • Downpayment Assistance Program
  • Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program
  • Buncombe County Permit Fee Rebate Program
  • Buncombe County Employee Housing Assistance Program

Affordable Housing Goals

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

Affordable Housing Services Program Application and Documents

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

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

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