Hendersonville’s best and most comprehensive guide to community events.

Monday, August 2, 2021
Buncombe County has Boards + Commission Vacancies: Make a Difference in Your Community
Aug 2 all-day
Buncombe County Government--online

Are you looking for a great way to get involved with your community and make a difference? Boards, committees, and commission members aid the governing process by keeping Buncombe County in touch with the ideas and attitudes of our community. They help provide direction for the allocation of funds, the provision of human services, protection of residents, property, and our natural resources.

Public input is vitally important to the success of our County, and right now Buncombe County has vacancies on a number of boards and commissions. Learn more about vacancies, deadlines to apply, and the application process at buncombecounty.org/transparency.

Featured board vacancies

Buncombe County Board of Adjustment

One position is available. This Board interprets zoning maps; hears and decides appeals from any order or decision of the Zoning Administrator; grants Conditional Use Permits and Planned Unit Development Permits; authorizes variances in requirements of the zoning, junkyard, and off-premise sign ordinances. They meet the second Wednesday of each month from noon-2 p.m. Applications are due by July 23.

Apply online or download a paper application.

Home and Community Care Block Grant Advisory Committee (HCCBG Advisory Committee)

HCCBG Advisory Committee serves as an advisory body to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners made up of appointed community members who meet on a monthly basis to:

  • Review funding applications and provide County Commissioners with funding recommendations for aging services;
  • Review quarterly reports and monitoring reports regarding the delivery of services from the funded agencies;
  • Consider and discuss new ways to improve/expand on aging services;
  • Review aging plan and provide input; and
  • Advocate for aging services on the local, state, and national levels.

This Board has five vacancies, and the application process will stay open until all positions are filled. Apply online or download a paper application.

City of Asheville working to keep it easy to connect to your government
Aug 2 all-day
Online

government engagement

 

There are many ways to connect virtually to City government (right now). And the City of Asheville is working on a sustainable model of even more remote access to City government.

 

Connecting people to government and removing barriers to government has long been a core value of the City of Asheville’s Communication and Public Engagement Department (CAPE).

 

That’s why, even before the COVID pandemic happened, CAPE had just contracted with the Public Input platform as a way to better engage Asheville residents, capture their feedback, share updates with our community and keep folks informed and involved in decision making as well as Council-led initiatives that affect our communities.

 

Then the pandemic happened, bringing massive shutdowns with it.

 

Time to innovate and harness the power of the Internet age.

 

But it didn’t happen just magically or on our own. It happened through hard work in partnership with Public Input and a new virtual meeting platform they were in the process of just building and rolling out themselves.

 

While we had hoped to begin by streaming committee meetings, then work our way up to the City Council meetings, the paradigm flipped on us from the get go as most committee meetings were put on hold but the workings of government had to go on. So the CAPE team rolled up their sleeves and began to livestream City Council and Council committee meetings through the Public Input platform and on the City’s YouTube channel. We were also able to take public comment live during meetings too.

 

Yes, there were glitches. Many more than we would have liked, especially in the beginning. As we said to each other, we were building an airplane while we were flying it. And as time went on we had some equipment failures as some of our equipment is just plain worn out. And though we were excited about this innovation, it also took hours of overtime to deliver this service to our residents at our current staffing level.

 

Now that things are normalizing and meetings are returning to in-person format, the City of Asheville and the Communication and Public Engagement Department want you to know we are looking for funding to continue that level of service. We need equipment and staffing and we have applied for grant money to make it happen.

 

We hear you, Asheville. We share your vision of a sustainable model of remote access to City government.

 

For now we’re still live streaming City Council and Council committee meetings, but no longer taking  remote comment during meetings. You can still email comments in advance or leave voicemail comments in advance. Other committee meetings are live, in person but not streamed at this time. Pre-public comments for these meetings can still be emailed or submitted through voicemail in advance or made in person at the meeting.

 

Other ways to stay connected to City government

  • Virtual Engagement Hub: We’re reaching out to our community on many topics on the City’s Virtual Engagement Hub. Log on, scroll through and participate! Here’s the link. This is where our City Council and Council committee meetings are linked as well. 
  • Neighborhood Services: Sign up for the Neighborhood Services newsletter at this link
  • Follow us on social media! Especially the City of Asheville Facebook account and Twitter feed. And don’t forget the Parks & Recreation Facebook account
  • Read all about it: All of our press releases and blog posts are linked on the front of the City of Asheville website and on the City’s news website, Asheville City Source
  • Staff directory: Find a staff directory to the Communication and Public Engagement Department at this link.

 

Thank you for participating in your local government. We are fortunate to have such an engaged, caring community!

Homeowner Grant Program
Aug 2 all-day
Buncombe County Online

County Commissioners unanimously approved using $300,000 for a new initiative aimed at helping qualified homeowners. During their meeting on July 13, commissioners voted to move forward with the Homeowner Grant Program that could provide $300 for eligible residents.

“This is a new idea for our community, and I’m glad we are thoroughly evaluating it,” said Chairman Brownie Newman. “We are trying to provide some financial relief for folks seeing cost of living go up for a variety of reasons. We’ll make adjustments based on what works well,” said Newman noting the County might increase the program’s investment in the future.

Homeowners Grant Details

Grant amount: Up to $300
Frequency: Annual
Eligible payments types: Tax bill and other homeowner housing costs
Eligible area: Buncombe County
Length of primary residence: Five years
Income: 80% of annual median income
Application: Income documentation required, unless already enrolled in HHS means-tested programs
Other programs: Best fitting programs; no duplication of benefits

Applications will be available starting Aug. 1, and the deadline to apply will be Nov. 15. Buncombe County will work with the local media and add updates to the Homeowner Grant program on its website as more information and applications are available.

Support ACT and SAVE on products you need!
Aug 2 all-day
Online

Want to save money and support your community organizations at the same time? Join the Target Circle Rewards Program! Members have the chance to vote for a local non-profit whenever they shop at Target between now and September 30.

Join today at target.com/circle and vote for ACT! It’s the easiest way to support ACT and save on products you need!

The 2021 Summer Learning Program: Tails + Tales – an exploration of wildlife and fantastical folktales
Aug 2 all-day
Online

Illustration of animals reading book.

Get ready to go wild at the library for our annual Summer Learning Program. Join us for Tails & Tales – an exploration of wildlife and fantastical folktales. We’ll have an activity sheet with lots of fun adventures for all ages. You can pick up a sheet at any library starting June 1, or download it HERE. Check our calendar to find our most up to date list of programs all summer long.

 

The 2021 Summer Learning Program is open to young people, preschool through teen, with books and activities for every age. All library programs are free and open to children of all abilities. Come in and see what the library has for you!

Group Fitness Schedule is live at YWCA!
Aug 2 @ 5:45 am – 8:00 pm
YWCA Asheville

We are thrilled to announce our Group Fitness Schedule is live with several offerings and more coming. Class options range from high-intensity strength training to water aerobics, there is something for everyone. Reservations are required and can be made 24 hours in advance using our free app or calling (828)-254-7206 and speaking with a Fitness Associate. Visit our website to learn more.

Hourly Child Care is available while you are onsite Monday – Thursday 8 am – 8 pm and Fridays 8 am – 5 pm. Reservations are required and can be made in advance by calling (828) 254-7206 x 113.

ASHEVILLE AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO BUILD LARGEST-EVER NEIGHBORHOOD
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
NEW HEIGHTS BUILD SITE

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is currently building New
Heights, its most ambitious neighborhood to-date, and volunteers are invited to help build. Take an
active role in ensuring everyone has an affordable place to call home by learning new skills or
honing existing ones while working alongside community-minded people and future Habitat
homeowners.
Asheville Habitat has been bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope for
nearly four decades. The reasons people donate their time and talent to Asheville Habitat are as
varied as the volunteer themselves. Those who so enjoyed volunteering once on the Women Build
House that they keep coming back every week. Those that spent decades in a corporate
boardroom and simply want to do something totally different in retirement. Those that work for a
company that sponsors Asheville Habitat and therefore have the opportunity to participate in an
employee build day. Those that are in high school and learning about our region’s affordable
housing crisis. Those putting faith into action by working on a house their church sponsors. How
people come to volunteer with Asheville Habitat is wide-ranging. Why they continue to volunteer is
the same: Comradery. Meeting the families. Fulfillment. Fun. Making a difference. Feeling part of
something bigger.
If you are ready to be the change you want to see in the world, learn more and sign up to volunteer
at ashevillehabitat.org or call 828.251.5702. “Volunteers are truly an extension of our staff,” shares
Construction Services Volunteer Manager Stephanie Wallace. “We offer year-round opportunities
for those age 16+. It’s hard work, but very rewarding. Stepping back at the end of the day, you can
SEE the difference you’ve made and feel proud about it.”
If construction isn’t your cup of tea, contact Carrie at 828.210.9381 or
[email protected] to learn about volunteer opportunities in the Asheville and
Weaverville ReStores. Proceeds from ReStore sales support Habitat’s building programs, so your
volunteer efforts there directly support affordable housing, too. Volunteer positions include
customer service, such as running the cash register and providing sales support on the floor;
intake and receiving; sorting and processing donations; testing and repairing appliances; and other
fun opportunities. More description can be found at ashevillehabitat.org – join the team!
About Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1983, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity was the first Habitat affiliate in North Carolina. Through Habitat
homeownership and home repair programs, nearly 2,000 adults and children in Buncombe County have achieved the
strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. A decent place to call home and an affordable
mortgage enables Habitat homeowners to save more, invest in education, pursue opportunities and have greater
financial stability. Learn more about Asheville Area Habitat, a Charity Navigator 4-star non-profit, and how you can get
involved at ashevillehabitat.org.

MARA Meetings (Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous)
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
HOPE COALITION

MARA Meetings (Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 

Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous is a support group of people who believe in the value of medication as a means to recovery.  We understand that our individual needs may not be the same; our backgrounds may not be the same; our futures may not be the same.  However, our desire to live a safe lifestyle joins us together.  Non-judgement is our code.

About Hope Coalition

Hope Coalition is a grassroots effort initiated by the Henderson County Partnership for Health in 2013 as a community collaborative to educate, evaluate, and implement evidence-based models on substance misuse and underage drinking in Henderson County by building capacity and creating long-term and sustainable plans that are action-oriented and focus on community level change. 

COLLEGE STUDY HALL
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grind Coffee House

 Mon-Fri from 2-5pm. You have access to high speed internet, work space and HALF-OFF pastries when you present your college ID.

Recovering Hope Peer Support Group
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
HOPE COALITION

Peer Support

Group meetings: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00 – 3:00 PM

 

Please contact us for individual services at 828.388.7979, Option #2

 

Through the “lived-experience” of our peer support specialists, we will assist, encourage, empower and advocate with others on their journey to finding their own path to recovery. Recovery is possible but is not meant to do alone. We do recover together.

About Hope Coalition

Hope Coalition is a grassroots effort initiated by the Henderson County Partnership for Health in 2013 as a community collaborative to educate, evaluate, and implement evidence-based models on substance misuse and underage drinking in Henderson County by building capacity and creating long-term and sustainable plans that are action-oriented and focus on community level change. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Buncombe County has Boards + Commission Vacancies: Make a Difference in Your Community
Aug 3 all-day
Buncombe County Government--online

Are you looking for a great way to get involved with your community and make a difference? Boards, committees, and commission members aid the governing process by keeping Buncombe County in touch with the ideas and attitudes of our community. They help provide direction for the allocation of funds, the provision of human services, protection of residents, property, and our natural resources.

Public input is vitally important to the success of our County, and right now Buncombe County has vacancies on a number of boards and commissions. Learn more about vacancies, deadlines to apply, and the application process at buncombecounty.org/transparency.

Featured board vacancies

Buncombe County Board of Adjustment

One position is available. This Board interprets zoning maps; hears and decides appeals from any order or decision of the Zoning Administrator; grants Conditional Use Permits and Planned Unit Development Permits; authorizes variances in requirements of the zoning, junkyard, and off-premise sign ordinances. They meet the second Wednesday of each month from noon-2 p.m. Applications are due by July 23.

Apply online or download a paper application.

Home and Community Care Block Grant Advisory Committee (HCCBG Advisory Committee)

HCCBG Advisory Committee serves as an advisory body to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners made up of appointed community members who meet on a monthly basis to:

  • Review funding applications and provide County Commissioners with funding recommendations for aging services;
  • Review quarterly reports and monitoring reports regarding the delivery of services from the funded agencies;
  • Consider and discuss new ways to improve/expand on aging services;
  • Review aging plan and provide input; and
  • Advocate for aging services on the local, state, and national levels.

This Board has five vacancies, and the application process will stay open until all positions are filled. Apply online or download a paper application.

City of Asheville working to keep it easy to connect to your government
Aug 3 all-day
Online

government engagement

 

There are many ways to connect virtually to City government (right now). And the City of Asheville is working on a sustainable model of even more remote access to City government.

 

Connecting people to government and removing barriers to government has long been a core value of the City of Asheville’s Communication and Public Engagement Department (CAPE).

 

That’s why, even before the COVID pandemic happened, CAPE had just contracted with the Public Input platform as a way to better engage Asheville residents, capture their feedback, share updates with our community and keep folks informed and involved in decision making as well as Council-led initiatives that affect our communities.

 

Then the pandemic happened, bringing massive shutdowns with it.

 

Time to innovate and harness the power of the Internet age.

 

But it didn’t happen just magically or on our own. It happened through hard work in partnership with Public Input and a new virtual meeting platform they were in the process of just building and rolling out themselves.

 

While we had hoped to begin by streaming committee meetings, then work our way up to the City Council meetings, the paradigm flipped on us from the get go as most committee meetings were put on hold but the workings of government had to go on. So the CAPE team rolled up their sleeves and began to livestream City Council and Council committee meetings through the Public Input platform and on the City’s YouTube channel. We were also able to take public comment live during meetings too.

 

Yes, there were glitches. Many more than we would have liked, especially in the beginning. As we said to each other, we were building an airplane while we were flying it. And as time went on we had some equipment failures as some of our equipment is just plain worn out. And though we were excited about this innovation, it also took hours of overtime to deliver this service to our residents at our current staffing level.

 

Now that things are normalizing and meetings are returning to in-person format, the City of Asheville and the Communication and Public Engagement Department want you to know we are looking for funding to continue that level of service. We need equipment and staffing and we have applied for grant money to make it happen.

 

We hear you, Asheville. We share your vision of a sustainable model of remote access to City government.

 

For now we’re still live streaming City Council and Council committee meetings, but no longer taking  remote comment during meetings. You can still email comments in advance or leave voicemail comments in advance. Other committee meetings are live, in person but not streamed at this time. Pre-public comments for these meetings can still be emailed or submitted through voicemail in advance or made in person at the meeting.

 

Other ways to stay connected to City government

  • Virtual Engagement Hub: We’re reaching out to our community on many topics on the City’s Virtual Engagement Hub. Log on, scroll through and participate! Here’s the link. This is where our City Council and Council committee meetings are linked as well. 
  • Neighborhood Services: Sign up for the Neighborhood Services newsletter at this link
  • Follow us on social media! Especially the City of Asheville Facebook account and Twitter feed. And don’t forget the Parks & Recreation Facebook account
  • Read all about it: All of our press releases and blog posts are linked on the front of the City of Asheville website and on the City’s news website, Asheville City Source
  • Staff directory: Find a staff directory to the Communication and Public Engagement Department at this link.

 

Thank you for participating in your local government. We are fortunate to have such an engaged, caring community!

Support ACT and SAVE on products you need!
Aug 3 all-day
Online

Want to save money and support your community organizations at the same time? Join the Target Circle Rewards Program! Members have the chance to vote for a local non-profit whenever they shop at Target between now and September 30.

Join today at target.com/circle and vote for ACT! It’s the easiest way to support ACT and save on products you need!

The 2021 Summer Learning Program: Tails + Tales – an exploration of wildlife and fantastical folktales
Aug 3 all-day
Online

Illustration of animals reading book.

Get ready to go wild at the library for our annual Summer Learning Program. Join us for Tails & Tales – an exploration of wildlife and fantastical folktales. We’ll have an activity sheet with lots of fun adventures for all ages. You can pick up a sheet at any library starting June 1, or download it HERE. Check our calendar to find our most up to date list of programs all summer long.

 

The 2021 Summer Learning Program is open to young people, preschool through teen, with books and activities for every age. All library programs are free and open to children of all abilities. Come in and see what the library has for you!

Group Fitness Schedule is live at YWCA!
Aug 3 @ 5:45 am – 8:00 pm
YWCA Asheville

We are thrilled to announce our Group Fitness Schedule is live with several offerings and more coming. Class options range from high-intensity strength training to water aerobics, there is something for everyone. Reservations are required and can be made 24 hours in advance using our free app or calling (828)-254-7206 and speaking with a Fitness Associate. Visit our website to learn more.

Hourly Child Care is available while you are onsite Monday – Thursday 8 am – 8 pm and Fridays 8 am – 5 pm. Reservations are required and can be made in advance by calling (828) 254-7206 x 113.

ASHEVILLE AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO BUILD LARGEST-EVER NEIGHBORHOOD
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
NEW HEIGHTS BUILD SITE

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is currently building New
Heights, its most ambitious neighborhood to-date, and volunteers are invited to help build. Take an
active role in ensuring everyone has an affordable place to call home by learning new skills or
honing existing ones while working alongside community-minded people and future Habitat
homeowners.
Asheville Habitat has been bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope for
nearly four decades. The reasons people donate their time and talent to Asheville Habitat are as
varied as the volunteer themselves. Those who so enjoyed volunteering once on the Women Build
House that they keep coming back every week. Those that spent decades in a corporate
boardroom and simply want to do something totally different in retirement. Those that work for a
company that sponsors Asheville Habitat and therefore have the opportunity to participate in an
employee build day. Those that are in high school and learning about our region’s affordable
housing crisis. Those putting faith into action by working on a house their church sponsors. How
people come to volunteer with Asheville Habitat is wide-ranging. Why they continue to volunteer is
the same: Comradery. Meeting the families. Fulfillment. Fun. Making a difference. Feeling part of
something bigger.
If you are ready to be the change you want to see in the world, learn more and sign up to volunteer
at ashevillehabitat.org or call 828.251.5702. “Volunteers are truly an extension of our staff,” shares
Construction Services Volunteer Manager Stephanie Wallace. “We offer year-round opportunities
for those age 16+. It’s hard work, but very rewarding. Stepping back at the end of the day, you can
SEE the difference you’ve made and feel proud about it.”
If construction isn’t your cup of tea, contact Carrie at 828.210.9381 or
[email protected] to learn about volunteer opportunities in the Asheville and
Weaverville ReStores. Proceeds from ReStore sales support Habitat’s building programs, so your
volunteer efforts there directly support affordable housing, too. Volunteer positions include
customer service, such as running the cash register and providing sales support on the floor;
intake and receiving; sorting and processing donations; testing and repairing appliances; and other
fun opportunities. More description can be found at ashevillehabitat.org – join the team!
About Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1983, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity was the first Habitat affiliate in North Carolina. Through Habitat
homeownership and home repair programs, nearly 2,000 adults and children in Buncombe County have achieved the
strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. A decent place to call home and an affordable
mortgage enables Habitat homeowners to save more, invest in education, pursue opportunities and have greater
financial stability. Learn more about Asheville Area Habitat, a Charity Navigator 4-star non-profit, and how you can get
involved at ashevillehabitat.org.

COLLEGE STUDY HALL
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grind Coffee House

 Mon-Fri from 2-5pm. You have access to high speed internet, work space and HALF-OFF pastries when you present your college ID.

Think + Drink- meet to listen, learn, think, and socialize with others
Aug 3 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Online w/ THINK & DRINK:Hendersonville's Open Minded Discussion Group

ONLINE Think & Drink- meet to listen, learn, think, and socialize with others.

Come join us for a rich, topical discussion on the first Tuesday of the month. We come together to share perspectives and insights on subjects of interest in a welcoming and civil forum. We usually feature a TED Talk or YOUtube video for 15 minutes or so, followed by some questions for everyone to discuss. Topics are chosen by members and have ranged from mindfulness to addiction and everything in between. Feel free to eat your dinner or slurp your drink during the meeting–we’ll remind you to mute. For now, while we are taking COVID-19 precautions, our meetings will be online via ZOOM.  Free to the public.

Past THINK AND DRINK TOPICS are varied and have been on:
Mindfulness- by Gaillee
Clothes-Do they Matter- by Jason
Working with Millennials – by Karen Eve

What we’re about

Think & Drink…Enjoy tea, coffee, libations and snacks with other people interested in exploring and discussing the challenges, opportunities, and issues of the 21st century on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm. It’s for anyone who is curious or just trying to maneuver life positively, holistically, and constructively. Our open meetings will be fun and include social time for conversation followed by relevant topics and respectful discussions. Topics may be presented by members via TED talks, You Tubes, films or other media, and be facilitated and open for discussion afterwards. We are open to all genders, races, interests, and ages. Bring your well-behaved kids . Bring ideas and open minds to engage, and intersect with others. The group members will determine topics and style as Think & Drink evolves.

Think & Drink should be a community group that is…
• Open and inclusive
• Welcoming & Safe
• Fun & Happy
• Participatory
• Respectful & Non-judgmental
• Confidential
• Productive
• Valuable

Eat, drink from 5 to 5:30 or so, then Think about our Topic and Discuss. Our one request is that all of those in the discussion remain respectful of one another. Think & Drink is a judgement-free zone, which doesn’t mean you have to agree with anyone here, but that you remain respectful of where every person is on their journey in life and to have FUN!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Buncombe County has Boards + Commission Vacancies: Make a Difference in Your Community
Aug 4 all-day
Buncombe County Government--online

Are you looking for a great way to get involved with your community and make a difference? Boards, committees, and commission members aid the governing process by keeping Buncombe County in touch with the ideas and attitudes of our community. They help provide direction for the allocation of funds, the provision of human services, protection of residents, property, and our natural resources.

Public input is vitally important to the success of our County, and right now Buncombe County has vacancies on a number of boards and commissions. Learn more about vacancies, deadlines to apply, and the application process at buncombecounty.org/transparency.

Featured board vacancies

Buncombe County Board of Adjustment

One position is available. This Board interprets zoning maps; hears and decides appeals from any order or decision of the Zoning Administrator; grants Conditional Use Permits and Planned Unit Development Permits; authorizes variances in requirements of the zoning, junkyard, and off-premise sign ordinances. They meet the second Wednesday of each month from noon-2 p.m. Applications are due by July 23.

Apply online or download a paper application.

Home and Community Care Block Grant Advisory Committee (HCCBG Advisory Committee)

HCCBG Advisory Committee serves as an advisory body to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners made up of appointed community members who meet on a monthly basis to:

  • Review funding applications and provide County Commissioners with funding recommendations for aging services;
  • Review quarterly reports and monitoring reports regarding the delivery of services from the funded agencies;
  • Consider and discuss new ways to improve/expand on aging services;
  • Review aging plan and provide input; and
  • Advocate for aging services on the local, state, and national levels.

This Board has five vacancies, and the application process will stay open until all positions are filled. Apply online or download a paper application.

Homeowner Grant Program
Aug 4 all-day
Buncombe County Online

County Commissioners unanimously approved using $300,000 for a new initiative aimed at helping qualified homeowners. During their meeting on July 13, commissioners voted to move forward with the Homeowner Grant Program that could provide $300 for eligible residents.

“This is a new idea for our community, and I’m glad we are thoroughly evaluating it,” said Chairman Brownie Newman. “We are trying to provide some financial relief for folks seeing cost of living go up for a variety of reasons. We’ll make adjustments based on what works well,” said Newman noting the County might increase the program’s investment in the future.

Homeowners Grant Details

Grant amount: Up to $300
Frequency: Annual
Eligible payments types: Tax bill and other homeowner housing costs
Eligible area: Buncombe County
Length of primary residence: Five years
Income: 80% of annual median income
Application: Income documentation required, unless already enrolled in HHS means-tested programs
Other programs: Best fitting programs; no duplication of benefits

Applications will be available starting Aug. 1, and the deadline to apply will be Nov. 15. Buncombe County will work with the local media and add updates to the Homeowner Grant program on its website as more information and applications are available.