Applications Being Accepted for CDBG-NRP Housing Program until September 24th 2021

Applications Being Accepted for Housing Program

Avery County is in the process of applying for up to $750,000 in grant funding available from the North Carolina Department of Commerce for a Community Development Block Grant – Neighborhood Revitalization Program (CDBG-NRP).  The program provides funding to low-income homeowners to assist with safe and sanitary housing.

Homeowners must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the CDBG Scattered Site Housing Program:

  • The Property must be located in Avery County,
  • The Property cannot be located in the floodplain.
  • The applicant must own and occupy the property full time (a legally prepared and recorded “Life Estate” or life-time rights to the property spelled out in an existing deed may also be accepted)
  • Total gross income (before taxes) for everyone in the household over the age of 18 must be below 80% of the median income for Avery County (please see the chart below).


Annual Household Income Limit

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Applications for assistance will be accepted through September 24th, 2021.   Applications will be available at the Avery County Managers Office, the Department of Social Services, and the Avery County Senior Center. You may also download the application in PDF format by clicking this link.  

To ensure your application will receive consideration, it must be submitted no later than Friday, September 24, 2021

This information is available in Spanish or any other language upon request. Please contact Cindy Turbyfill at (828) 733-8212 or at 175 Linville Street, Newland, for accommodations for this request.

Esta información está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo petición. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Cindy Turbyfill al (828) 733-8212 o en 175 Linville Street, Newland de alojamiento para esta solicitud.

Hearing impaired persons desiring additional information or having questions regarding this subject should call Relay North Carolina at 711 or (800) 735-2962.