10:00 – 10:45 a.m. – Renter’s Rights


Presented by Anne Salter, Pisgah Legal Services

Anne Salter, Housing Attorney for Pisgah Legal Services, will lead a workshop on understanding the current landlord-tenant laws in North Carolina.The presentation will include topics such as lease agreements, tenant safety, landlord liability, and the eviction process. Learn tips on protecting your tenant rights! A Q&A session to follow.

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. – ADU’s: From Permitting to Renting


Presented by TBA

This workshop will provide you with all you need to know about planning, permitting, building, and renting an Accessory Dwelling Unit in Asheville! A key mechanism for affordable housing and additional income streams for homeowners, ADU’s are an excellent way to diversify housing types in our city and  create alternative housing options for our residents.

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. – KEYNOTE: Bond Referendum Discussion

On the ballot this November! Hear from City Council Member Julie Mayfield, the Chamber of Commerce, and the City’s Community Development Department about the upcoming Bond Referendum. Representatives from the City as well as local government officials will discuss the nuts and bolts of the bond as it relates to the housing needs of our community.  Some time will be reserved for Q&A.

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. –The ABC’s of Homebuying


Presented by Randall Barnett, The Buyer’s Agent of Asheville

Veteran REALTOR Randall Barnett will discuss the advantages of buying a home and offer a map for navigating the transaction from initial offer to final purchase. Arm yourself with knowledge in this information-packed workshop geared toward the first time homebuyer, but open to anyone who has questions about the process!

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. – Lending Tools for a Challenging Market


Presented by TBA

Wonder no more! This workshop sheds light on all the confusing corners of modern lending. How do I qualify for a loan? Are there down-payment assistance grants available to first time homebuyers? What’s the difference between FHA, USDA, and VA loans? Are there construction loans available for additions, renovations, or accessory dwelling units?  All of these questions and more will be answered by leading industry professionals. There may be more options than you thought!

12:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Missing Middle’ Self-Guided Home Tour,

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to tour alternative housing types in the city of Asheville. The tour is self-guided, so take it at your own pace. Refer to your tour map for information on the individual stops: some homeowners will be available to answer questions, others ask that you strictly do a drive-by. This is your chance to view a tiny home, ADU, or small multi-family complex in the wild!