Welcome to HACA

Asheville Housing assists more than 6,500 Asheville/Buncombe residents and has recently completed conversion of most of its public housing units to the Housing Choice Voucher program as project-based voucher units under the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program. Asheville Housing owns and/or operates 1,955 affordable housing units and administers over 1,600 tenant-based vouchers to assist families renting from other property owners. We are recognized by HUD as a High Performer.

We maintain one combined waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher program, which now includes both project-based (former public housing) and tenant-based vouchers. That waiting list is currently open. Based on current demand for vouchers, we expect that most applicants will receive a project-based voucher unit first, and will then have a priority opportunity to request a tenant-based voucher after one year in the project-based development.

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Upcoming Board Meeting

The next HACA Board Meeting is Wednesday, May 27th at 6pm located at the Klondike Apts, 500 Montford Ave Apartments.  Board package to follow.

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Staff Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Awardee Elinor Earle, known fondly as ‘Ms. Earle,’ has served ACS students for more than 20 years.  As the primary teacher of Youthful Hands, Ms. Earle has dedicated herself to raising the achievement levels of many African-American students, most of whom reside in Lee Walker Heights. Lifetime Achievement Flyer. Check out this WLOS feature:http://www.wlos.com//community/features/potw/stories/elinor-earle-224.shtml#.VRKqAZ3D9Ms

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Annual Report 2014

Check out HACA’s 2014 Annual Report.  We are proud to share last year’s highlights and goals for 2015.  HACA 2014 Annual Report

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After Hours and Weekend Maintenance Needs

Resident Notice: The phone number has changed for After Hours Maintenance Needs.  Please dial 1-888-990-8726 with emergency maintenance needs after normal business hours (Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm) and weekends.  You may also use this phone number during normal business hours when you are unable to reach your management office.

After Hours Maintenance Phone Number: 1-888-990-8726

Why the change?  We received complaints the old number 257-2657 intermittently worked and want to ensure residents receive assistance after business hours.

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2015 Board Schedule

Click the link for the 2015 Board Meeting Schedule.  The Board of Directors meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6pm.  The location rotates among the development community rooms.

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HACA is RAD!

Message from CEO Gene Bell: Effective December 1, 2014, the Housing Authority has completed its conversion under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program for 94% of our public housing units. This change from public housing to project-based vouchers gives us a more reliable funding stream, and even more important, creates a strong foundation on which we can expand existing community partnerships that help residents move toward self-sufficiency. There will undoubtedly be bumps in the road as we implement a new computer system and adjust to new program requirements, so please bear with us. In the meantime, we celebrate this milestone, which positions the Housing Authority for a strong future and preserves the important resources we provide in Asheville and Buncombe County. Many thanks to our residents for your input throughout the process and to Housing Authority staff for all of your hard work.

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Follow us on Twitter

We recently launched a Twitter account @AvlHousingAuth.  Follow us for up to date info on RAD, the Arthur R. Edington Center formerly Reid Center, public comment periods, job opportunities, etc.  If there is something you would like us to provide more info on, let us know.  Through transparency we gain trust. 

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Changes to Flat Rent

Changes to flat rent in public housing will be effective October 20, 2014.  Please review the Flat Rent Significant Amendment document for full detail.  Contact us with questions.

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