339 West Haywood Street

Inherently different from traditional low-income housing.

Disrupting precedent, residents will have an experience that is incongruous with traditional low-income housing. Instead of confronting the housing crisis with minimum standards, settling for discounted over dignified, HSCD is building dwellings with sunset balconies and granite countertops. Although many landlords refuse neighbors with vouchers, we are prioritizing the demographic. As gentrification in the City Centre accelerates, we believe Asheville’s contested identity hangs in the balance without more deeply affordable housing downtown.

The intent is to create an atmosphere that speaks of individual worth, to create homes, not just housing.  Potential tenants include service industry workers, 3rd shift laborers, formerly unhoused residents, and families struggling to make ends meet. The development is deed restricted at 100% affordable in perpetuity. Convinced that housing at its best is a pathway to community, the West Haywood Street apartments will offer an environment where connections can be made and friendships can grow.

The Project at a Glance

  • Location: 339 West Haywood Street (also known as 343 & 357 W. Haywood St.)
  • Description: 41 deeply affordable rental units, a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for individuals and families earning 80% of area median income and below. At least half of units will be reserved for HUD voucher holders.
  • Total Cost: $12,452,105
  • Fundraising goal: $2,500,000
  • Timeline: 18 month construction period beginning January 2024. This project is a public private partnership. Committed partners include Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, and Dogwood HealthTrust.

Project Schematics

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