Commissioners greenlight Homeowner Grant Program

Press release from Buncombe County:

County Commissioners unanimously approved using $300,000 for a new initiative aimed at helping qualified homeowners with property tax assistance. During their meeting on July 13, commissioners voted to move forward with the Homeowner Grant Program that could provide up to $300 for eligible residents.

“This is a new idea for our community, and I’m glad we are thoroughly evaluating it,” said Chairman Brownie Newman. “We are trying to provide some financial relief for folks seeing cost of living go up for a variety of reasons. We’ll make adjustments based on what works well,” said Newman noting the County might increase the program’s investment in the future.

Homeowners Grant Details

Grant amount: Up to $300

Frequency: Annual

Eligiible payments types: Tax bill and other homeowner housing costs

Eligible area: Buncombe County

Length of primary residence: Five years

Income: 80% of annual median income

Application: Income documentation required, unless already enrolled in HHS means-tested programs

Other programs: Best fitting programs; no duplication of benefits

Applications will be available starting Sunday, Aug. 1, and the deadline to apply will be Nov. 15. Buncombe County will work with the local media and add updates to the Homeowner Grant program on its website as more information and applications are available.

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