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, March 25th at 5pm located at the Hillcrest Apartments, 100 Atkinson Street.  Board package to follow.

*March and April meetings will be changed to 5pm to accommodate board members’ schedules.  Meetings will resume the normal time of 6pm in May.

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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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WNCGBC Monthly Green Building Tour

The newly renovated Arthur R. Edington Education and Career Center will be the host of the February WNC Green Building Council monthly tour of green buildings. The tour will be Sunday, February 8th from 1-4pm located at 133 Livingston Street.  See attached flyer and see you there: FebHomeTour.

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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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