It was just a year ago that our community came together to create a unique partnership that helped bring and retained quality teachers to our community as it opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus, a 24 unit apartment complex now provides newly constructed 2 bedroom/2 bath apartments for approximately $915 a month for teachers in the Buncombe County and Asheville City School Systems.
The campus is named in honor of Roy and Wanda Williams and Buddy and Rosa Lee Baldwin, area educators that have impacted countless lives in our community and across the nation.
“We are grateful for this wonderful opportunity. Since the early days of Eblen
we have strived to reach out to those in need in our community and hopefully move our community forward,” added Bill Murdock, executive director of Eblen Charities.
“As many programs we have been fortunate to be part of, there has never been anything like this. We have no stronger partners than Buncombe County and the school systems. We see everyday the importance of what our educators have in our community and it is an honor for us to be able to help provide a wonderful place for them to live. This isn’t affordable or work force housing this is Smart Housing.”
The Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus is a partnership between Buncombe County , the State Employee’s Credit Union, Buncombe County Schools, Asheville City Schools, Eblen Charities, and the Eblen Center for Social Enterprise and is located across Eblen Intermediate and Erwin High School.
For more information on the Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus and Eblen Charities and the Center for Social Enterprise please contact Bill Murdock at 828-242-2848 or [email protected],org.