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The project logo Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee

The project logo Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee

The Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee (HIAC), a joint committee of Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Commission, is composed of not more than 16 members representing various focus areas or agencies related to homelessness. The term of office is 3 years.

The Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee also serves as the governance board for the NC-501 Asheville-Buncombe Continuum of Care.  The Continuum of Care is a program of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development that guides local communities in effectively responding to homelessness as a unified system.  As the governance board for our community’s Continuum of Care, HIAC is responsible for creating, implementing, and evaluating policies and strategies and steering federal resource allocation to most effectively end homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County.

This committee worked closely with the National Alliance to End Homelessness throughout their project on Understanding Unsheltered Homelessness and is currently forming work groups and developing implementation plans in response to recommendations delivered by the Alliance. 

The Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee (HIAC) meets in person at City Hall in the first floor conference room on the second Thursday of each month, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

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