The Quest for Affordable Housing

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Cover Design Credit:

Alane Mason

Cover Photography Credit:

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
With housing costs climbing, Xpress asked residents representing a range of perspectives: “What would it take to solve the Asheville area’s affordable housing problem?”


  • Conscious party: A NOLA-inspired soirée to benefit Sleep Tight Kids

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Like the event's name, the entertainment lineup pays homage to the musical legacy of the Big Easy, with jazzy performances by Pamela Jones, Empire Strikes Brass, Bronze + Ebony Dance…
  • Smart bets: Tia McGraff

    -by Alli Marshall
    Americana duo Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham perform a n afternoon set at Jack of the Wood on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
  • Asheville BookWorks hosts Tease It to Jesus print exhibition

    -by Steph Guinan
    A Dolly Parton-themed print exhibition featuring the work of 35 artists will be on display at Asheville BookWorks through Saturday, Aug. 29.
  • The Double Crown launches monthly Soul Gospel Night

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Bishopville, S.C.-based Flossie Boyd Johnson & Favor perform at The Double Crown on Thursday, July 30, as part of the venue's monthly soul gospel night.
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    -by Kat McReynolds
    Skylar Gudasz and Luke Norton open for the orchestral pop outfit at the Mothlight on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 9:30 p.m.
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    -by Bill Kopp
    The free LEAF Downtown AVL festival, held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2, features high-profile performers like Bootsy Collins' Rubber Band and Red Baraat. There are also many local…
  • Smart bets: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

    -by Alli Marshall
    California-based kid-hop artist (and former Ashevillean) Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will be backed by Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band for an Aug. 1 show at The Orange Peel.
  • State of the Arts: New Terrain at Blue Spiral

    -by Elliot Smith
    In New Terrain, an exhibition currently on view at Blue Spiral 1, the sculptures of Hoss Haley and Robyn Horn suggest the structural underpinnings of a landscape in their geometry,…
  • Smart bets: If You Must

    -by Kat McReynolds
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  • Buxton Hall is coming

    -by Jonathan Ammons
    Buxton Hall Barbecue — a dream project for chef Elliott Moss — has been in the works for more than a year. Now, after months of popup teasers with a…
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    -by Thom O'Hearn
    Two up-and-coming cidermakers are preparing to open local taprooms.


  • Asheville’s most unusual massage modalities

    -by Emily Nichols
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  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Outdoor and adventure art-themes 5Point Film Festive comes to Asheville in August and a number of free screenings are scheduled around WNC.