Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee

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

The Committee is responsible for implementing the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, and its duties shall 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 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 Homeless Advisory Committee, a joint committee of Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Commission, exists to provide oversight for the implementation of the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness 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

NOTICE:  The December meeting will be Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 11:00 am  at ABCCM located at 24 Cumberland Drive, Asheville, NC.

Contact Information 

Chair: April Burgess-Johnson - abjohnson@helpmateonline.org

Staff Liaison: Christiana Glenn Tugman,  Homelessness Lead,  828-251-4048

HIAC Documents

5 Year Strategic Plan Documents

Homeless Initiative Website 

Meeting Documents

Meeting Date Meeting Agenda Additional Meeting Materials
 January 24, 2017  Agenda  Minutes
 February 28, 2017  Agenda Minutes
March 28, 2017  Agenda Minutes
April 25, 2017  Agenda Minutes
May 23, 2017  Agenda Minutes
June 27, 2017  Agenda Minutes
July 25, 2017  Agenda Minutes
August 22, 2017  Agenda Minutes
September 26, 2017  Agenda Minutes
 October 24, 2017  Agenda  Minutes

 November  28, 


 Agenda  Minutes will be posted once approved
 December 12, 2017  Agenda  Minutes will be posted once approved


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