Asheville Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME applications now open

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Virtual assistance available for applicants


The City of Asheville’s Community Development (CD) Department is now accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME, “Home Investment Partnerships Program” program.  The deadline for applications is 5 p.m Feb. 5, 2021. 


Community Development Staff is happy to offer virtual assistance during the month of January  (from Jan. 4-29, 2021).This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the application and the award process, as well as to meet members of the Community Development staff.   


To set up a 30 minute meeting for technical assistance, please email Christina Harris at Please include the type of project that you are proposing to ensure we connect you with the best Community Development team member, as well as a day and time that best works to meet.


CDBG and the HOME are federal grant programs through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which provide grant funds for eligible projects that serve low- and moderate-income residents, eliminate slums and blight, and create decent affordable housing for low-income households.


The Community Development Division manages and administers programs within the Asheville City limits related to affordable housing, micro-enterprise assistance, youth services, and services supporting access to employment, as just several examples.  Affordable Housing is the main focus for our four county consortium region (HOME), consisting of Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania and Madison  counties.


To learn more about previously funded sub-recipients, as well as projects and programs, please see the link below under Annual Action Plan:

Community Development Plans and Reports


For any question, please contact community Development Program Director Paul D’Angelo at