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Housing Authority of the City of Asheville
Housing Authority of the City of Asheville is a Public Housing Agency in Asheville, North Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 30th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of Asheville has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Housing Authority of the City of Asheville serves Asheville.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Housing Authority of the City of Asheville Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Housing Authority of the City of Asheville Website: http://www.haca.org/.
Housing Authority of the City of Asheville Phone: (828) 258-1222.
Open Until Further Notice:
Public Housing Waiting List
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Housing Authority of the City of Asheville (HACA) is currently accepting Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
Please note: The HACA has transferred all public housing properties into Project-Based Vouchers.
The HACA offers eleven communities with 1,517 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.
To apply, download the application here
, then print and complete.
Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to 165 South French Broad Avenue, Monday through Thursday, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Be sure to include these documents with the application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, bank statements, and photo IDs for all adult household members.
More information can be found by visiting the HACA website at http://www.haca.org
, or by calling 828-239-5331, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (828)258-1222.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 06/26/2015.
About Housing Authority of the City of Asheville
More information about Housing Authority of the City of Asheville can be found on its website at http://www.haca.org/.
Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Asheville may be available by phone at (828) 258-1222. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Asheville manages 2,758 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:
||Standard ||Homeownership ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||946 ||61 ||30 ||19 ||280 ||67 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$647 ||$531 ||$581 ||$808 ||$560 ||$555 |
||$612,000 ||$32,393 ||$17,433 ||$15,347 ||$156,845 ||$37,172 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Asheville
Waiting List and Tenancy
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 15% having issued approximately 189 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $9,809 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
43% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.
54% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 49% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the City of Asheville voucher holders in 2016 was $238 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $608. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $134.
1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.
Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Asheville
165 S French Broad Ave
Asheville, North Carolina
59 Erskine St
Asheville, North Carolina
23A Pisgah View Apts
Asheville, North Carolina
10 Bridle Path Rd
Asheville, North Carolina