Current building sites
Asheville Area Habitat is currently building a subdivision off Dennis Street in the Beacon Village area of Swannanoa. Construction started in spring 2013 and is expected to finish by the end of 2014. When complete, the subdivision will boast 17 new Green Built NC single-family 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. The Arts-and-Crafts style houses are between 900 and 1,400 square feet. The wide array of sponsors in this neighborhood signifies the immense community support for affordable housing in the East Valley. From teenagers and faith groups to corporate sponsors and everyday people who want to remember a friend: it’s thanks to the community that Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is able to build neighborhoods with hard-working, deserving families seeking a safe, decent and affordable home.
Asheville Area Habitat is currently building in the Carney Place subdivision in West Asheville. Located at the corner of Virginia and Brotherton Avenues, it is a short walk to bustling downtown Haywood Street. The first house was started in February 2011 and construction on the neighborhood is scheduled to last into late 2013. When complete, the subdivision will boast 22 new Green Built single-family 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. The Arts-and-Crafts style houses are between 900 and 1,400 square feet.
As part of our Building a Way Home campaign, our Board of Directors recommended that we purchase enough land for 150 building lots while land costs are low (relative). Carney Place is the first neighborhood to be built as a result of “land banking” efforts.
The name Carney Place was requested by a donor, to whom we offered the naming opportunity in appreciation of his generous support.
Habitat for Humanity International is doing a 12-18 month web series on our Carney Place neighborhood. Get to know some of the families and watch the neighborhood progress. Check it out!
In July 2012 Habitat began building off Elkwood Avenue in Woodfin, just north of Asheville, NC. Four Arts & Crafts-style, energy-efficient houses are being built on the parcel which was donated to AAHH by the late Jack Roberson. Three of four families have closed on their homes and moved it; the fourth will close in fall 2013.
“Safe and decent shelter is a basic human need that knows no geographic boundaries. Here in Buncombe County and in partnership with five other countries, we strive to eliminate substandard housing."
~ Lew Kraus, Executive Director of Asheville Area Habitat.Read More