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*
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.
Tips on saving Money & Energy in your home: (click below for video and handouts)
“Turn Off the Lights” music video for the Green Streets program with Green Opportunities.
10 Things You Can Do To Protect the Environment
Energy Savings Handout
The Asheville Housing Authority is the only housing authority in the Carolinas to receive the SPI-HUD Green Organizational Accreditation. We have implemented best practices in both managing our housing portfolio and effectiveness of our operations. In particular, we were commended for use of solar thermal at Bartlett Arms, our tenant engagement efforts and our green jobs program with Green Opportunities.
Twenty four (24) organizations from across the U.S. were accredited through the pilot. The SPI-HUD Green Organizational Accreditation pilot program supports HUD grantees and affordable housing organizations in achieving portfolio-wide improvements. The vision of this initiative is to enable organizations to institutionalize sustainability and achieve higher levels of performance of the management of their housing portfolios. Certificate of Accreditation Asheville HA
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!
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