How to Apply for Housing
Pre-Application for housing assistance may be filled out at our central office at 165 South French Broad Avenue, Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Once an application is completed for housing, applicants are placed on a waiting list according to the date and time of their application and local preference for which they may qualify. There is an extensive waiting period to receive housing.
Looking to know if you are on Housing Authority’s waiting list? Contact Resident Selection at 828-239-3531 or 828-239-1294, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Housing Authority of the City of Asheville does not provide immediate housing. At this time, a pre-application for housing assistance may be filled out at our central office at 165 South French Broad Avenue, Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Once an application is completed for housing, applicants are placed on a waiting list according to the date and time of their application and local preference for which they may qualify. There is an extensive waiting period to receive housing. For immediate temporary housing, please contact United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline: 2-1-1, (828) 252-4357 or toll free: 1 (866) 401-6342
Looking to know if you are on HACA’s waiting list? Call or email Angela Lunsford at (828) 239-3531 or email@example.com, or Sandy Kuykendall at (828) 239-1294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For a general listing of the private market rentals that are affordable and accept Housing Choice Vouchers go to AffordableHousing.com or WNC Housing Finder.
Click on this link for the most recent Buncombe County income limits. Public Housing eligibility is based on the Very Low Income Limits and Housing Choice Voucher is based on the Extremely Low Income Limits. Other eligibility requirements depend on a background check and any monies owed to our or other Public Housing agency.
If you have a voucher and want to port, or move with your voucher, to Asheville, contact our Housing Support Specialist with our Admissions team, Morgan Miller, at (828) 239-3535 or email@example.com. To fax information, send it to (828) 236-1388.
- HACA has a Homeownership and Family Self Sufficiency Program. A HACA-approved home buyer training course must be passed. To learn more, contact Eric Robinson at (828) 239-3574, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to be a landlord on the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8). How can I list my unit?
- To learn about next steps to becoming a landlord with the Housing Choice Voucher Program and to list your rental vacancy, contact our Landlord Outreach Coordinator, Kerry Moffat, at 828-239-3508 or email@example.com.
- HUD’s Housing Quality Standards (HQS) establish the minimum criteria for the health and safety of program participants. Current HQS regulations consist of 13 key aspects of housing quality, performance requirements, and acceptability criteria to meet each performance requirement. HQS includes requirements for all housing types, including single and multi-family dwelling units, as well as specific requirements for special housing types such as manufactured homes, congregate housing, single room occupancy, shared housing, and group residences.
Fill out the form Request for Removal and submit to LaFredia Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org, located at Central Office, 165 S. French Broad Ave, 28801