Mountain Housing Opportunities announce two new pedestrian crossings at East Haven Apartments

Press release from Mountain Housing Opportunities

Mountain Housing Opportunities (MHO) is pleased to announce two new safe pedestrian crossings at East Haven Apartments. The pedestrian crossways are an investment in safety for community members in Swannanoa, NC. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, August 17th.

These new crossings connect East Haven residents and community members to transit stops, Ingles, the Post Office, Ace Hardware, and other retail and dining establishments. As a result of the crossings and sidewalks, Ingles continued their sidewalk alongside their driveway to create a continuous protected pedestrian route from East Haven Apartments to Ingles’ front door.

Many thanks for funding support from Dogwood Health Trust, and The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund.

Buncombe County Planning Dept, NC DOT, Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa, and MHO collaborated to create the vision for enhanced pedestrian safety at this stretch of US-70. Crossings to connect the bus shelters have been in collaboration for six years.

Special thanks to the team who helped implement these crossings: Aaron Green (MHO), Civil Design Concepts, and Patton Construction Group.

Mountain Housing Opportunities is a nonprofit housing and community development corporation based in Asheville, with a mission to build and improve homes, neighborhoods, communities and lives, and to build hope and dignity in the people they serve. MHO serves more than 2,000 North Carolina residents each year in their programs of affordable housing development, home lending, apartment leasing and management, emergency home repair, and community revitalization. MHO is a member of the national NeighborWorks® America network. For more information, call 828-254-4030, or visit

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