“Beginning December 1st, 2023, clients can apply for Emergency Assistance, Crisis Intervention, and Low Income Energy Assistance programs at the County DHHS office at 40 Coxe Avenue. You may also apply online for Crisis Intervention and Low Income Energy Assistance programs through the EPass system (https://epass.nc.gov/).
The contact number, to check on the status of your application or to request assistance for Crisis Intervention and Low Income Energy Assistance programs is (828) 250-6330.
The contact number, to check on the status of your application or to request assistance for Emergency Assistance (households with children under 17 for rental or utility assistance) program is (828) 250-5500.
We recognize that this is a change for our community as Eblen Charities has provided this assistance for many years. Our small staff, combined with some of the logistical challenges of being a subcontractor rather than a government agency, made it difficult to keep up with the increased demand for these services from our neighbors. County government staff have access to information and technology that we don’t, and this access means requests will be more easily and quickly processed moving forward.
We expect this shift of services, once complete, will greatly benefit county residents in need, and we are assisting the County with the transition to make it as seamless as possible.”
The Williams/Baldwin Teacher Campus: A unique partnership that helps bring and retain quality teachers to our community first opened its doors to a waiting list of educators in the spring of 2017.
The Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus, a 24 unit apartment complex provides two bedroom/two 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.
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.