Posts Tagged ‘Mountain Housing Opportunities’
Posted in Community Development, Economic Development, Pollinate Collaborations Project, tagged fundraising gift registry, Housewarming Party, Mountain Housing Opportunities on November 15, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Listen to jazz, eat, drink and be merry while you support neighbors in need. Hosted by Mountain Housing Opportunities, The Housewarming Party benefits MHO’s Affordable Housing + Emergency Home Repair programs that serve underprivileged families in Buncombe County. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages from The Merry Wine Market and New Belgium Brewery, and entertainment from the Butch Quisto Jazz Quartet comprise this charitable evening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 30. Tickets cost $55 per person, $100 per couple. For more, visit www.mtnhousing.org or call (828) 254-4030.
IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND (you can still help)–this is clever!
Throughout the holiday season and during the event, an online gift registry lets you donate housewarming gifts, including: as little as $2.50 for a roof shingle and up to as much as you like for appliances, furnaces, and more, that go directly to those in need. It’s just like a wedding registry, and can fit any budget—if we all give a little, it can go a long way. So, if you can’t make it to this event, please consider a donation of any amount here—there is no amount too small.
Posted in Arts & Thoughts Artistic, Community Development, Pollinate Collaborations Project, tagged Doors of Asheville Art Auction, Home Trust Bank, Mountain Housing Opportunities, The Venue on September 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
The 8th annual Doors of Asheville Art Auction is Friday, September 9, 2011, and is presented by HomeTrust Bank and Mountain Housing Opportunities at The Venue at 21 N. Market Street in downtown Asheville. Guests will enjoy: live bidding on works from regional artists, delicious hors d’oeuvres, fine wines and local beer as well as live swing music. The auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online, or by calling 828-254-4030, ext. 116. All proceeds from the event benefit emergency home repairs for seniors, single parents and underserved populations in Buncombe County.
Posted in Community Development, Education & Knowledge Sharing, Pollinate Collaborations Project, tagged build your own home, Mountain Housing Opportunities, self-help home ownership on September 22, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Moutain Housing Opportunity’s Self-Help Homeownership program provides families and individuals in Buncombe County with low or moderate income an opportunity to achieve homeownership. The program makes owning homes affordable by allowing families to contribute “sweat equity” construction hours to reduce the cost of their homes. A group of qualifying families work together to build their homes under the guidance of an MHO construction supervisor.
The Self-Help Homeownership Program consists of single family home developments located in rural areas of Buncombe County that are attractive, affordable, and as near as possible to schools, shopping and places of employment.
Home mortgages are arranged through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Interest rates vary according to a family’s need and can go as low as one percent. The value of a family’s labor is used as the down payment on the new home.
The Self-Help Homeownership program improves lives by building affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods.
Interested? Get more information. Or call Coryn at 254-4030, who is a self-help homeowner and now works at MHO! She can tell you all about the process.
Posted in Community Development, Pollinate Collaborations Project, tagged Asheville, Glen Rock Depot, Mountain Housing Opportunities, multi-use development, workforce housing on July 7, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
The number to call to schedule an appointment is 828.225.3081.
Posted in Community Development, Pollinate Collaborations Project, tagged affordable housing, Cindy Weeks, Jess McCuan, Mountain Housing Opportunities, Verve Magazine on July 1, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Cindy Weeks knows her clients well. Probably because she was once one of them. Today, Weeks, 56, is the picture of the polished white-collar professional—well dressed, well educated, pulling up to her North Asheville home in a Subaru. But her life didn’t always look like this. In her mid-20s, Weeks was a single mother with two toddlers, waitressing at an upscale club near a racetrack in urban Pittsburgh. Her four-year marriage had fallen apart, and she was nearly evicted from her home. It was sometime during this rocky period that she realized waitressing simply wouldn’t cut it. She couldn’t survive, much less support her children well. “There is this other world out there,” she recalls thinking. “I need to set my life up so that it works better than this.”