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Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus Ribbon Cutting

A unique partnership that will help bring and retain quality teachers to our community opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 30th. Community leaders and UNC’s Roy Williams were on hand to celebrate the ribbon cutting at Buncombe County’s brand new Williams-Baldwin teacher campus. The teacher campus is a unique project located on Erwin Hills Rd. providing 24 two-bedroom/two-bathroom apartments renting for $915 a month, available for teachers in the Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools systems.

The campus is named in honor of Roy and Wanda Williams and Buddy and Rosa Lee Baldwin, area educators who have impacted countless lives in our community and across the nation.

The Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus is a partnership between Buncombe County, the State Employee’s Credit Union, Buncombe County Schools, Asheville City Schools, Eblen Charities, and the Eblen Center for Social Enterprise.

Local leaders offered their thanks for the partnerships that made this project possible as well as their appreciation for area teachers. “We have great teachers in Buncombe County. We need to do everything that we can to communicate to them…that we respect you, we value you and we care for you,” said Brownie Newman, Chairman, Buncombe County Commissioners.

“Through the years, we have been fortunate to participate in many programs, but none such as this. We have no stronger partners than Buncombe County and the school systems," adds William Murdock of Eblen Charities. "Everyday, we see the importance of what our educators have done in our community, and it is an honor for us to be able to help provide a wonderful place for them to live. This isn’t affordable or workforce housing- this is Smart Housing.”

For more information on the Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus visit