Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee

This Commission is composed of not more than 16 members, representing various focus areas or agencies (consumer, Buncombe County, supportive/permanent housing, mental health/substance abuse, legal, educational/university, etc.). The term of office is 3 years.

The Committee is responsible for implementing the Five Year Strategic Plan on Homelessness in Buncombe County.  Its duties include (1) conducting research and investigation into issues about homelessness, including causes and effects within Asheville and the surrounding area; (2) formulate and make recommendations on funding and policy to local governmental entities and social service agencies to reduce the incidence of homelessness; (3) act as a clearinghouse for information on local homelessness issues; and (4) other duties as requested by City Council, Board of County Commissioners, or as the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee deems appropriate.

The Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Advisory Committee, a joint committee of Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Commission, exists to provide oversight for the implementation of the Five Year Plan by sharing, applying, and tracking groundbreaking strategies that make a permanent and measurable difference in homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County.

Regular Meeting Schedule 

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 12:00 p.m., Housing Authority Board Room, 165 S. French Broad Avenue.

Subcommittee Meeting Information

Housing Subcommittee:

Key priority/priorities: Expanding the affordable permanent housing inventory

 Contact: David Nash,

 Meeting details: 1st Tuesday of each month, 3pm-4:30 pm

 Housing Authority of the City of Asheville boardroom                                         

 165 French Broad Ave  Asheville NC 28801

Services & Resources Subcommittee:

Key priority/priorities: Improve the effectiveness of case management
Safety, emergency, and transitional assistance services
Promoting and supporting accessibility of health care services
Prevention and diversion

Contact: Elizabeth Kelly,

Meeting details: 2nd Friday of each month
3 pm
United Way, conference room
50 South French Broad Ave
Asheville NC 28801

Community Mobility Subcommittee

Key priority/priorities: Education and Employment Transportation

Contact: Micheal Woods,

Meeting details: To be determined.

To be added to the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee(HIAC) email list and stay up to date with news and announcements from the HIAC, please email Megan Gaskell, For additional information about the subcommittees and the priorities that they each address, click here.

Contact Information

Chair: Dan Garrett,

Staff Liaison Brian Huskey, Community Development Analyst-Homelessness Lead, (828) 251-4048,

HIAC Documents

Meeting Documents

Meeting Date Meeting Agenda Additional Meeting Materials
 March 26 2019 Agenda Meeting Materials
 February 26 2019 Agenda Meeting Materials
 January 22 2019 Agenda

HIAC Updates

Workgroup Report

DRAFT Minutes

Staff Report-NC HMIS

 December 2018 N/A no meeting held
 November 27 2018 Agenda

DRAFT minutes

Subcommittee reports

 October 23 2018 Agenda

 Staff Report-ESG

 NC-501 Street Outreach Written Standards

 DRAFT minutes

 September 25 2018 Agenda

Draft Meeting Minutes

HUYWG report

HUYWG mission/strategy

 August 24 2018  Agenda

 Draft Minutes

 NC-501 FY2018 CoC Scoring /Ranking

2018 ESG Notice

2018-2019 ESG Staff Report

 July 24 2018
 June 26 2018  Agenda

DRAFT Minutes

Staff Report

HIAC Work Plan

Strategies to Address Homelessness

 May 22 2018 Agenda

Homeward Bound-Fact Sheet

Homeward Bound-HP Svcs Brochure

Homeward Bound-Outreach Program

Staff Report-2018 PIT Results

Minutes will be posted once approved

  April 24 2018  Agenda  Minutes
  March 27 2018  Agenda  


Staff Report

NC HMIS GC Communication

  February 27 2018  Agenda  Minutes
  January 23, 2018   Agenda  


Staff Report-PIT Count

NC-501 Written Standards

Asheville-Buncombe Coordinated Entry Policy and Procedures 2018

HACA Homeless Collaborations

  December 12, 2017  Agenda  Minutes

 November  28, 


  Agenda  Minutes
 October 24, 2017
September 26, 2017
August 22, 2017
July 25, 2017  Agenda Minutes
June 27, 2017



May 23, 2017
April 25, 2017



Additional 2017 Agendas and Minutes

2016 Meeting Minutes:
December 21, 2016
November 16, 2016
October 19, 2016
September 21, 2016
August 17, 2016
July 20, 2016
June 15, 2016
May 18, 2016
April 20, 2016
March 16, 2016
February 17, 2016
January 20, 2016 (Meeting Notes)

 2015 Meeting Minutes:
December 15, 2015
November 18, 2015
October 21, 2015
September 16, 2015
August 19, 2015
June 17, 2015