Join Andy Barnett for a discussion of the housing challenges facing our community with examples of potential solutions both here and in other communities. Andy will discuss Asheville’s growth pressures, displacement of traditional residents, the housing needs of an aging population and the environmental challenges of poor quality housing stock.
Where we live has an impact on our quality of life, health, wealth and access to opportunity. Andy believes a stable home in a vibrant neighborhood is the foundation for community success. He will also discuss where Habitat for Humanity fits within the landscape of housing solutions.
Come to hear more about a vision for housing in Asheville.
Andy Barnett, the Executive Director of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, is a leader in the field of housing issues and solutions. Andy graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Housing Studies. He started his career in affordable housing by helping establish a Habitat affiliate in Rockingham County, NC in 1993 and was with the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity for nearly 14 years. Prior to moving to Asheville, Andy was the Coordinating Consultant for the Frogtown Rondo Home Fund, a collaboration of over 30 community, philanthropic, and local government organizations focused on addressing residents’ most pressing housing needs.