Housing Authority of the City of Asheville

165 S French Broad Ave.
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina 28801

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 September 23rd, 2019, 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
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of Asheville Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (828)258-1222.

Next Steps

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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/23/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Asheville is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Asheville manages 2,782 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 945 60 33 20 270 70
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $628 $459 $349 $954 $512 $554
Monthly Cost $593,603 $27,556 $11,533 $19,080 $138,353 $38,759

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.

Income Characteristics

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 Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Asheville

Amp1 - Central Asheville

165 S French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC

Amp2 - South Asheville

59 Erskine St
Asheville, NC

Amp3 - West Asheville

23A Pisgah View Apts
Asheville, NC

Amp4 - North Asheville

10 Bridle Path Rd
Asheville, NC
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