Welcome to HACA

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 for new applicants.  The Public Housing program is accepting applications.*

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Upcoming Board Meeting

The next HACA Board Meeting is Wednesday, December 17th at 6pm located at the Central Office, 165 S. French Broad Avenue.  Board package: Board of Commissioners Meeting – December 2014

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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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Public Posting-New Utility Allowances

Please review the attached 30 day public posting of New Utility Allowances up for review before final approval with the next board meeting.  Asheville NC – HUD 52667 – 2015

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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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2014 Board Schedule

Click the link for the 2014 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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