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 and will not accept applications until further notice*

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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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Upcoming Board Meeting

The next HACA Board meeting is Wednesday, July 23rd at 6pm located at the Reid Center, 133 Livingston Street.  Park on the road or in the rear parking lot.  For reference, here is the Board Packet.  We are excited to show our progress on the center’s renovation.

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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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Reid Center Renovation on track

Reid Center construction on track for completion in Summer of 2014

By Serena Shah-Green Opportunities In W.C. Reid Center

Construction on the center is moving along on schedule with nearly all of the new mechanical systems roughed in. Outside new curbs and sidewalks are being installed around the building along with two separate rainwater retention cisterns and rain gardens all designed to reuse and reduce rainwater runoff. On the inside of the center the new elevator shaft is taking  shape near the north entrance.  All the new interior door frames are now onsite and being installed.  The front clearstory has elevated the south interior entrance by nearly 18 feet and created a bright and welcoming space.


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Nine young Housing Authority residents enjoy a day of fishing with the Asheville Police Department Housing Team. Thanks to APD, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart for supporting this event!

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Resident Comments regarding RAD conversion

Our board would like the public to have access to the resident comments relating to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) conversion HACA is applying for through Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Click the link: Resident Comments Regarding RAD Conversion

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