As a High Performing Housing Authority that assists over 6,000 Asheville residents, the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville (HACA) owns and operates 1,500 units of conventional public housing in 10 developments throughout Asheville. HACA also manages the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 ) that provides rental vouchers for more than 1,350 units of housing in the private market.
*The Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8 ) Program waitlist is not open and will not be accepting applications until further notice*
Attached you will find an A C-T Article and Pictures highlighting a newly built playground in Klondyke Homes, a public housing development. With collaborative efforts listed below, public housing residents of the development were trained on the job. The six residents now have a specific skill set we hope to take throughout the community and revamp playgrounds. As CEO Gene Bell quoted Margaret Mead in his speech, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
As part of our effort to promote contract, employment and training opportunities for all Buncombe,Henderson, Madison, and Haywood County residents in compliance with federal Section 3 regulations, the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville (HACA) has created a simple Section 3 certification application process. Click here for full details: Section 3 Business Concern App 2012
Tips on saving Money & Energy in your home: (click on the below handouts)
10 Things You Can Do To Protect the Environment
Energy Savings Handout
Green Opportunities on UNCTV
Check out this video of Asheville’s Green Opportunities. The Asheville Housing Authority supports the mission of GO and is collaborating with them, along with other influential community programs, on the renovation of the W.C. Reid Center.
Homeward Bound PSA Asheville Commercial
Emmy award winning Asheville commercial production by Katie Damien. A one minute Public Service Announcement (PSA) produced for Homeward Bound, a local non-profit that helps put homeless people into permanent housing. This commercial production was shot entirely in Asheville. You can find more information at www.hbofa.org