Buncombe County works in partnership with several non-profit
housing agencies in our community that specialize in assisting
homeowners and tenants. Questions or needs concerning housing
services should be directed to the following agencies below or contacts to the right.
Other Housing Resources in Buncombe County (MS Excel Document): Provided By NCHousing.org
Website for residents to list or search for rental property
Socialserve.com is a service provided for area residents to either list or search for rental property. This service is free to both landlords and perspective tenants, and targets affordable rental housing. To list a property or to view listings visit socialserve.com.
The toll free telephone number to call for help in accessing rental property through this web service is 1-877-428-8844. For persons without internet connection, any Buncombe County Public Library branch offers connectivity. For more information go to SocialServe.com.
CDBG Scattered Site Housing Grant
All low income Buncombe County homeowners in need of repairs are encouraged to apply for assistance through the CDBG SSH Grant. Successful applicants may be eligible for rehabilitation or emergency repair of their primary residence. The cost of the repair or rehabilitation would be secured as a forgivable loan in a promissory note and deed of trust prepared and executed by Buncombe County. Homeowners with questions are encouraged to contact the Buncombe County Planning Department at 250-4830, or our contracted agency Mountain Housing Opportunities at 254-4030.
Download an Application
Buncombe County accepts applications on an annual basis in December for eligible projects within Buncombe County. Funding is available for single family home construction and down payment assistance.
Also, the County will now rebate 1/2 the permit fees on homes that are built within Buncombe County that meet state building code and sell for $160,000 or less.
This funding will be available throughout the year. For more information about Buncombe County’s Affordable Housing Programs contact Donna Cottrell.
To learn more about Buncombe County's Affordable Housing
programs and activities, please read the following:
Workforce Housing Application
Development assistance funding, which may include funding for infrastructure, land development costs, and stick built or modular home construction costs, for the creation of units of workforce housing within a single development may be available. The term Workforce Housing refers to housing that a household with an income up to 140% of Area Median Income (AMI) can afford without spending more than 30% of their income on housing costs.
The Buncombe County Affordable Housing Services Program
The Asheville Regional Housing Consortium 2013-2014 HOME Investment Partnerships Program
Non Construction Applications & Documents
Construction Applications & Documents
Fee Rebate Program
Abandoned Manufactured Home Removal Policy
Do you or someone you know have an abandoned manufactured home that needs to be removed? Take a look at the policy below for details.
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Cynthia Fox Barcklow
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Abandoned Manufactured Homes