Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is composed of no more than 9 members who will represent the diverse viewpoints of community stakeholders on affordable housing.

The Committee will work in conjunction with City leadership and staff to implement the 2008 Affordable Housing Plan. The specific functions will be:

  • to consider affordable housing policy issues and advise City leadership about those policies;
  • to develop concrete action steps to implement the highest priorities of the Affordable Housing Plan, and to update that Plan as appropriate over time;
  • to advise City leadership and staff regarding affordable housing priorities for the investment of City-controlled funds.

Affordable Housing Policy Recommendations are the result of six months of interviews between the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) and non-profit, for-profit, and public housing developers. The purpose of these interviews was to learn more about developers experiences and perceptions with building affordable housing in the area in order to develop a list of recommendations for increasing future affordable developments. Through these interviews, AHAC identified top priorities and a full list of recommendations to assist City Council in developing more effective policies and incentives.

Contact & Member Information

Chair:  Barry Bialik (

Vice-Chair: Sage Turner

Members:  Randall Barnett, Andy Barnett, Jo Ikelheimer, Barber Melton, Dewana Little, Parker Smith, and Leslie Hennessee

Regular Meeting Schedule 

The Committee’s regular meeting time is the first Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m., 6th Floor Training Room, Asheville City Hall.

Meeting Documents: 

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting Notes

Meeting Date Meeting Agenda Additional Meeting Materials 
 June 6 2019 Agenda Meeting Materials
 May 2 2019 Agenda Meeting Materials
 April 4 2019 Agenda Meeting Materials
 March 7 2019 Agenda Meeting Materials
 February 7 2019 Agenda

 DRAFT January Minutes

 AHAC Updates

 AH Pipeline

 Program Summary

 DRAFT Fee Grant Policy


 Market Rate Analysis

 Staff Report-Lee Walker Heights

High Impact Sites Presentation

Housing Authority Priorities

 HACA Wait List

 January 3 2019 Agenda

DRAFT December Minutes


Memo-Banker/Developer Meetings

2018 AHAC Priorities

High Impact Sites Presentation

HCD Cedar Hill Presentation


AH Pipeline

Draft DPA policy

Program Summary

DRAFT Workplan


 December 6 2018 Agenda


Banker/Developer Meetings

LUIG Policy Amendments

DRAFT November Minutes

 November 1 2018 Agenda

DRAFT Minutes


AH Pipeline

Program Summary

Memo-Banker Meetings


Memo-Developer Updates

Opportunity Zones

DRAFT DPA policy

Homeownership Expense Calculator

LUIG Policy Amendments

Zoning Changes

Staff Report-Kassinger

Staff Report-Infill Update


 October 4 2018  Agenda


AH Pipeline

AH Program Summary

Developer Meetings Update



CoA Homeowner Expense Calculator

Land Use Incentive Policy Amendments

minutes posted upon approval

 August 30 2018  Agenda Minutes

Down Payment Assistance Update

Market Research

Housing Credit Awards

AH Pipeline

Program Summary

COA Homeowner Expense Calculator

Presentation: HACA-Homeownership

Presentation: IDA-Homeownership

Presentation: High Impact Sites

 August 2 2018 Agenda


Memo-DPA Bond Funds

 AH Pipeline


 Homeowner Calculator

 Program Summary




 July 5 2018 Agenda

Program Summary

Homebuyer Incentives

Fee Grant Policy

AH Pipeline



 June 7 2018 Agenda

 AH Pipeline

Program Summary

2018 LUIG Policy Review

Memo-Homebuyer Incentives


 May 3 2018 Agenda


DRAFT Land Use Incentive Grant

Program Summary


April 5 2018  Agenda  

2018 Committee Workplan DRAFT

HTF Underwriting edits DRAFT

AH Pipeline

HOME-HTF-Homeownership Value Limits

Program Summary

DRAFT Comprehensive Plan


March 1 2018   Agenda  Minutes

AH Pipeline

Program Summary

Rental Subsidy Report

DRAFT-HTF Policy Suggestions

Memo: 2018 HTF Policy Review

DRAFT-Committee Timetable Workplan

LAS Presentation

February 1 2018  Agenda Minutes

Affordable Housing Prioritization

January 4  2018   Agenda  Minutes
December 14 2017   Agenda  

Comments for proposed planning process

City of Asheville property


December 7 2017

Staff Report-Housing Needs

AHAC 2017 Recommendations

Committee Timetable Workplan Draft


November 2 2017

Draft AHAC Recommendations 

Affordable Housing Programs Spreadsheet


October 5 2017


September 7 2017

Staff Report - Fee Rebate Revisions

Con Plan Excerpt 

August 3 2017  Agenda


HOME/HTF Sales Price Limits 

July 6 2017


June 1 2017

May 4 2017


HCD Staff Report- Bond Recommendations


April 6 2017


HCD Bond Interview Staff Report


March 2 2017  Agenda


Planning Neighborhood Advisory Committee Staff Report 



Older Meeting Minutes:

December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016

Staff Contact 

Paul D'Angelo Housing Development Specialist 828 251 4098