The Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Awards HAC $35,000!

We are pleased to announce, on December 15, 2018 the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation awarded The Housing Assistance Corporation $35,000 in salary support for the Home Repair program. Since 1996, the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation has awarded 1,913 grants on behalf of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas South Central Community, totaling more than $86,200,000 to organizations serving unserved or underserved populations.

 

The Housing Assistance Corporation is a private, non-profit organization committed to providing safe and affordable housing for persons of limited income living in Henderson County and surrounding areas, because we believe every human being deserves the opportunity to live in a decent home. The Home Repair Program offered by Housing Assistance provides home repairs for people of low income in Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania counties. In 2018, Housing Assistance was able to serve 130 households and make 131 repairs. If you are in need of home repair services or are interested in volunteering with this program please call 828-692-4744 ext. 107.

 

The Board of Directors and staff of The Housing Assistance Corporation would like to thank the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation for their support in our home repair program and dedication to the residents of our area.

 

The 2018 Fundraiser House

Want to help and make a major difference in your community?

As many of you know safe and affordable housing is a major issue for our area, so this year H.A.C. is building a 'Fundraiser House' to help combat that issue. The House will be built using donated funds, material, and labor from individuals, organizations, and businesses within our community. The House will then be sold on the open market and the proceeds from that sale will go to Housing Assistance's multiple programs- which will serve around 120 people in our area. We are looking for volunteers to help with the build as well as monetary and material sponsors.

thank you to the following organizations and businesses to committing to the 2018 Fundraiser House. Your commitment will make a major difference in our community, so thank you!

Hendersonville, NC City Government- Lot Partnership
Mission Health- $5,000 Donation
Martin's Garden Care- Donated Landscaping Materials
Sherwin-Williams- Donated Exterior Paint
Aaron's Inc.- $1,000 Donation
LeavesOut of the Blueridge- Donated Guttering Material and Installation
Merrell Paint and Decorating- Donated Interior Paint and Design

This is our biggest fundraiser to date and it will not be possible without a bit of help. An investment in this project would be an investment in your community. If you want to become part of the solution please give Housing Assistance a call at 828-692-4744 ext. 109 or email ashlynn@housing-assistance.com

2018 Team Day Event

Each year The Hendersonville Home Builders Association gets together to help low income senior citizens in Henderson County with much needed home repairs. This year's event will be held at Southern Appalachian Brewery on Thursday, May 10th at 5:30pm. West First Wood Fired will be providing some awesome food and we’re super excited to announce the live music entertainment for this year, Aaron Burdett! 
Come out and socialize with home building industry leaders in our area, have some fun, and help Housing Assistance complete home repairs for elderly citizens in our community this year. We need your support! 
Tickets for the event are $25. Please email ashlynn@housing-assistance.com if you are interested in purchasing tickets.

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Hops for Housing

On March 8th, Sanctuary Brewing and Housing Assistance Corporation will be hosting the "Hops for Housing" event and fundraiser. There will be an all day drink special, live music from Daniel Sage and Tessia, as well as a raffle to benefit affordable housing! Feel free to bring clothes and canned food to donate. Thank you Sanctuary Brewing for your continued support!  

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Office Volunteer

HAC is looking for a consistent office volunteer for Mondays and Tuesdays. Volunteer duties would include basic clerical tasks, as well as greeting clients when they come in the door and on the phone. Applicants should have a passion for affordable housing, and be willing to learn about our services and programs to educate potential clients. 

Need More Information? Dial 2-1-1

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Did you know that United Way of North Carolina offers a free information and referral service to all 100 counties in NC? 2-1-1 can help you find many services and programs including housing and shelter, food, healthcare, employment, income, and utilities. If you need additional assistance or can't find what you are looking for dial 2-1-1  or visit https://www.nc211.org/find-help

As always the staff here at H.A.C. will be more than happy to assist you in any way, so feel free to give us a call as well at (828) 692-4744.

 

WE NEED YOU!

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Are you wanting to help your community and its members, meet new people, and maybe learn a thing or two? Sign up today to volunteer with us! Whether you are an individual or a group, we would love to have you participate in our upcoming volunteer opportunities. Contact our volunteer coordinator today and sign up to make a difference! 

Bike&Build Application Now Open

Have you heard of Bike&Build before? They are a organization that schedules trips with individuals ages 18-29 who bike, advocate, and build affordable homes nationwide. Their 2018 schedule includes 3 cross country and 2 regional trips, plus they have planned a new 3,000 mile ride from the Keys to Canada using the East Coast Greenway. They are now accepting applications if you are interested!

https://bikeandbuild.org/prospective-riders/apply/ 

 

 

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