How to Apply for Housing (Waitlists Currently Closed)
As of August 28, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville closed all Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists. This includes the Tenant-based and Project-based voucher lists. No new applications will be accepted until waiting lists are re-opened.
Applicants already selected from our waiting lists will be processed. No new selections will be made from existing wait lists until further notice.
Additional details are available in our Notice of Waiting List Closures available here.
Frequently Asked Questions
***Please note that our waitlists are currently closed. The following information will be applicable once they reopen in the future.***
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To fax information, send it to (828) 236-1388.
- 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.