Skip to main content

Homeowner Grant Program

Buncombe County Commissioners recently approved a new initiative aimed at helping qualified homeowners. You may qualify for up to $300 from the Homeowner Grant Program. Residents in the City of Asheville may also qualify for up to $200 additional dollars through this program. If eligible, grantees may, at their option, choose to have grant funds applied to their property tax bill, any city municipality taxes, and/or applied to other housing related obligations such as housing costs, mortgage, or insurance. Payments are made directly to the source of the approved bill. Payments will not be made directly to individuals. Note: Residents in the City of Asheville do not need to file any additional inquiries or applications - all funds will be administered through Buncombe County.

Please note: applicants who received grants last year will need to re-apply.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • The property is located in Buncombe County.
  • The property is your primary and only residence.
  • You have owned the property for at least 5 years.
  • Your household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (See chart below.)
  • You must not have more than $60,000 in reserve. This includes cash and all checking & savings accounts that can be available within 7 days.
  • Your household must not already be receiving tax deferment assistance.

Household Area Median Income Chart

FY 2024 80% of Area Median Income Survey
# in Household Yearly Income Limit
1 $52,350
2 $59,800
3 $67,300
4 $74,800
5 $80,750
6 $86,750
7 $92,750
8 $98,750
*For any household over 8 members, contact HHS for assistance.

Two Ways to Inquire

Option 1: Fill out eligibility inquiry

Begin eligibility process by answering a few questions to see if you may be eligible for up to $300 in grant funding for Buncombe County residents and up to $500 for residents in the City of Asheville.

Begin Eligibility Process

Option 2: Call us

Call Buncombe County Health and Human Services at (828) 250-5500 to find out if you qualify, and join the list of interested applicants. If you prefer, the application is available here to mail, email, fax, or drop off.

Important Information

NOTICE: Completing this inquiry form does not guarantee eligibility in the Homeowner Grant program and does not guarantee delivery of benefits.

To determine eligibility, we may ask for

  • Proof of income
    • 2023 Tax returns
    • check stubs
    • award letter (ex. Social Security award letter, retirement letter)
    • official letter from your employer or other acceptable verification
  • To show that you have lived in the home for 5 years
  • Proof of Reserve
    • checking & savings account statements

Call Buncombe County Health and Human Services at (828) 250-5500 if you need to discuss your eligibility or if you have additional questions. There may be other housing programs available to assist you.

Locate & Contact

Public Assistance / Economic Services


Phillip Hardin
CSS Program Administrator
P: (828) 250-5592

Call Center
P: (828) 250-5500
F: (828) 250-6235

Economic Services / Public Assistance
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Find Parking

Hours of Operation

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

Mailing Address

Health & Human Services
PO Box 7408
Asheville, NC 28802

Email Us

Report Abuse - To make a Protective Service Referral, call anytime day or night. No appointment is needed.
Do you suspect abuse?

To make an adult or child protective services report any time, day or night, call the numbers below:

Adult Abuse

Child Abuse

211 - Help Starts Here

United Way's 211
Interpreter Services Available
Free of Charge.
Servicios de intérprete están disponibles sin costo alguno.
Услуги переводчика предоставляются бесплатно