Buncombe County is providing $2.2 million toward a Mountain Housing Opportunities (MHO) project that will bring much needed affordable housing to Swannanoa. The East Haven Apartments are officially under construction, and the $16.8 million initiative will add 95 affordable housing units for the County.
“This project will be one of the most significant to be developed in eastern Buncombe County over the last several decades,” exclaims County Commission Chair Brownie Newman. “Every unit counts and makes a difference; we need more projects like this that really deliver to meet the scope of the challenge we face as a community.” Affordable housing is one of six strategic priorities unanimously adopted by the Board of Commissioners.
ASHEVILLE - Buncombe County's four Democratic commissioners are putting their support behind Sheriff Quentin Miller, saying a state bill that would mandate him and others to comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers takes away local control and erodes community trust.
Chairman Brownie Newman, Vice-Chair Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, and commissioners Al Whitesides and Amanda Edwards have signed onto a letter to state lawmakers and Gov. Roy Cooper expressing opposition to the bill known as HB370.
Miller is one of several sheriffs in North Carolina who has pledged to no longer honor ICE detainers.