About Us

Mission:

Our mission is to provide permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for low income individuals and families in Asheville and Buncombe County.

Vision:

To create a thriving community where all are welcome.

Shared Values:

ABCLT sets high standards that guide our interactions in our communities and specific principles that direct how we make decisions. We are committed to equity,integrity and ethics in our work.

• Community

Building a common sense of purpose, place, and belonging in our neighborhoods, where we take care of each other and thrive.

• Collective Decision Making

Giving ABCLT residents, community members, and community stakeholders equal voices in decision-making through a transparent process that values of the input of all.

• Empowerment

Mentoring leaders within the community to increase economic opportunity for all..

• Equity

We strive to earn trust through open communications and the development of racially equitable policies.

• Dignity

Honoring the worth and contributions of all.

Membership Overview

The ABCLT is a membership-based nonprofit that is controlled by its members. All ABCLT homeowners are members, and other people in the community may also join. All general members have a say in the direction of the ABCLT through voting at the annual membership meeting.

As a general member, you will:

  • Help create and maintain housing that will remain permanently affordable.
  • Participate in meetings of the Membership. 
  • Cast 1 vote on matters properly put before the Membership.
  • Nominate and participate in the election of the Board of Directors.
  • Serve on the Board or committees, if chosen.
  • Receive notices and minutes of Membership Meetings and Annual Reports.
  • You are invited to attend trainings and events.

As a supporting member, you will:

  • Help create and maintain housing that will remain permanently affordable. 
  • Participate in meetings of the Membership. 
  • Serve on the Board or committees, if chosen.
  • Receive notices and minutes of Membership Meetings and Annual Reports.
  • You are invited to attend trainings and events.

The annual membership fee is $25/year or 2 hours of sweat equity.

To become a member, please complete online the application form on this page or you can download the PDF version and mail it in with your $25 membership fee.