Click this link to optimize Open City Hall for screen readers Skip to Content
Open City Hall
Open Town Hall

Subscribe to Registered Statements From Forum Participants

Info Hide

Get registered statements in your RSS reader or emailed to you as a daily digest.

A statement is registered if it is claimed, verified and civil:

  1. It is claimed if its author has claimed the statement by signing in before or shortly after submitting the statement.
  2. It is verified if it is claimed and its author has provided their street address in their registration and verified their email address by clicking the verification link emailed by Open Town Hall.
  3. It is civil if it is verified and it meets the guidelines for civility.

If any of these conditions are not met, then the statement is unregistered.

Statements are emailed at most once per day (in the morning).

Subscribe

Manage your subscription in your RSS feed reader

Check out some recent Registered Statements from forum participants

Name not available inside City Boundary December 9, 2019, 5:35 PM

Which county do you live in?

Buncombe


What is your age?

25-34


What is your race?
White


What is your gender identity?
Female


What is your total household income?
Less than $15,000


What is your housing situation?
Rent a house or apartment


How much of your total household income do you spend on your housing costs per month (mortgage plus insurance and taxes or rent plus utilities)?

75%


Have you had any of the following issues with buying or renting property in the 4-county area?
Could not find suitable and affordable option


Please tell us more about any issues you have experienced buying or renting.
Zoning laws should be changed to allow more unrelated people to live in the same house together without facing fines. Community living is one way to make asheville affordable for young professionals, and students.


Do you have any of the following problems with your current residence (check all that apply)?
Inconvenient location, Nuisances (i.e. noise, traffic, neighborhood conditions), Rent/mortgage too expensive


Please tell us more about the problems with your current residence.
Lack of green space


What other concerns or suggestions do you have about housing?
Zoning laws should be changed to allow for more unrelated people to reside together. More affordable housing is desperately needed.

Name not shown inside City Boundary December 9, 2019, 1:04 PM

Which county do you live in?

Buncombe


What is your age?

45-54


What is your race?
White


What is your gender identity?
Male


What is your total household income?
$100,000 to $149,999


What is your housing situation?
Own my home or condo


How much of your total household income do you spend on your housing costs per month (mortgage plus insurance and taxes or rent plus utilities)?

1500


Have you had any of the following issues with buying or renting property in the 4-county area?
Could not find suitable and affordable option


Do you have any of the following problems with your current residence (check all that apply)?
Rent/mortgage too expensive, Size (either too small or too large)

Name not shown inside City Boundary December 8, 2019, 9:08 AM

Which county do you live in?

Buncombe


What is your age?

55-64


What is your race?
Multiracial


What is your gender identity?
Male


What is your total household income?
$50,000 to $74,999


What is your housing situation?
Own my home or condo


How much of your total household income do you spend on your housing costs per month (mortgage plus insurance and taxes or rent plus utilities)?

45%


Do you have any of the following problems with your current residence (check all that apply)?
Needs substantial repairs (i.e. plumbing, roof, electrical)


Please tell us more about the problems with your current residence.
Need better insulation and heating


What other concerns or suggestions do you have about housing?
Need more housing in walkable neighborhoods

Name not available outside City Boundary December 7, 2019, 11:50 PM

Which county do you live in?

Buncombe


What is your age?

25-34


What is your race?
White


What is your gender identity?
Non-binary


What is your total household income?
$35,000 to $49,999


What is your housing situation?
Own my home or condo


How much of your total household income do you spend on your housing costs per month (mortgage plus insurance and taxes or rent plus utilities)?

$1200


Have you had any of the following issues with buying or renting property in the 4-county area?
Could not afford down payment or deposit


Please tell us more about any issues you have experienced buying or renting.
Buying was difficult and the home we ended up with is great but smaller than what we need for more money than we wanted to spend.


Do you have any of the following problems with your current residence (check all that apply)?
Nuisances (i.e. noise, traffic, neighborhood conditions), Rent/mortgage too expensive, Size (either too small or too large)


Please tell us more about the problems with your current residence.
High traffic, people throw litter into my yard multiple times daily, too small, too expensive


What other concerns or suggestions do you have about housing?
Allow more unrelated people to live in homes together so that more affordable options are available.

Name not available inside City Boundary December 6, 2019, 3:43 PM

Which county do you live in?

Buncombe


What is your age?

25-34


What is your race?
White


What is your gender identity?
Female


What is your total household income?
$100,000 to $149,999


What is your housing situation?
Rent a house or apartment


How much of your total household income do you spend on your housing costs per month (mortgage plus insurance and taxes or rent plus utilities)?

32%


Have you had any of the following issues with buying or renting property in the 4-county area?
Could not find suitable and affordable option


Please tell us more about any issues you have experienced buying or renting.
Would like cheaper rent or to buy, but feels impossible even with our income. Property taxes are high and rent is expensive too. To find a 2/1 in good condition in the city, with parking is expensive.


Do you have any of the following problems with your current residence (check all that apply)?
Rent/mortgage too expensive, Size (either too small or too large)


Please tell us more about the problems with your current residence.
We chose our neighborhood because it has sidewalks. But because it has sidewalks and is walkable, it’s one of the most expensive neighborhoods.

Name not shown inside City Boundary December 6, 2019, 11:03 AM

Which county do you live in?

Buncombe


What is your age?

55-64


What is your race?
White


What is your gender identity?
Female


What is your total household income?
$35,000 to $49,999


What is your housing situation?
Other - family owned house that I rent


How much of your total household income do you spend on your housing costs per month (mortgage plus insurance and taxes or rent plus utilities)?

1,350


Have you had any of the following issues with buying or renting property in the 4-county area?
Could not find suitable and affordable option


Please tell us more about any issues you have experienced buying or renting.
My income is under 35K making it difficult to move to a more suitable house. Since the purchase and upgrade of the house, housing in Asheville has skyrocketed. It is to the point that even if we sold it at a profit it would be unaffordable to buy another home in Asheville. Incomes in the area do not support what the housing prices have become.


Do you have any of the following problems with your current residence (check all that apply)?
Nuisances (i.e. noise, traffic, neighborhood conditions), Size (either too small or too large), Other - On a hillside. It is becoming too difficult to keep up the yard and manage all the steps into and out of the house. I am aging out of steep hillside living. I like the area but the noise and pollution are becoming very unpleasant.


Please tell us more about the problems with your current residence.
The traffic on Merrimon and Murdock has increased significantly over the last few years. It impacts the quality of life in the neighborhood. The road noise and pollution have become a problem. Black soot covers the house, windows and porch regularly. We now have vehicles with souped up mufflers that cruise the area and speed up and down Merrimon Ave. which increases the noise pollution.


What other concerns or suggestions do you have about housing?
Please be careful with density development. Keep in mind the established characters of some of the neighborhoods before just developing all available land for the developers sake. Some changes could ruin what makes a neighborhood attractive and a good place to live..

DANIEL ATER inside City Boundary December 4, 2019, 8:35 PM

Which county do you live in?

Buncombe


What is your age?

65+


What is your race?
White


What is your gender identity?
Male


What is your total household income?
$35,000 to $49,999


What is your housing situation?
Own my home or condo


How much of your total household income do you spend on your housing costs per month (mortgage plus insurance and taxes or rent plus utilities)?

$800.00


Do you have any of the following problems with your current residence (check all that apply)?
Other - Some noise, getting onto or anywhere on Hendersonville Rd.


Please tell us more about the problems with your current residence.
Traffic on Hendersonville Rd. , Sweeten Creek, or getting through Biltmore Village.


What other concerns or suggestions do you have about housing?
I feel stuck where I am because of very limited options in my price range.

Name not available inside City Boundary December 3, 2019, 4:35 PM

Which county do you live in?

Buncombe


What is your age?

65+


What is your race?
Other - Human


What is your gender identity?
Female


What is your total household income?
$35,000 to $49,999


What is your housing situation?
Rent a house or apartment


How much of your total household income do you spend on your housing costs per month (mortgage plus insurance and taxes or rent plus utilities)?

Maybe 40 percent with utilities. Can not afford renters insurance.


Have you had any of the following issues with buying or renting property in the 4-county area?
Could not find suitable and affordable option


Please tell us more about any issues you have experienced buying or renting.
I am retired and manage to live carefully on 23,000/year. My medical bills are high, including special orthotics, medication s, medical nsurabce, etc.


Do you have any of the following problems with your current residence (check all that apply)?
Needs substantial repairs (i.e. plumbing, roof, electrical), Other - When landlord does make repairs, they are done as inexpensively as possible. I’m not sure my little front porch is really safe, the way it’s been propped up, but maybe it is.


Please tell us more about the problems with your current residence.
It’s far from the places I need to be regularly, and incredibly DARK. It’s a little depressing if I don’t keep lights burning all the tine.


What other concerns or suggestions do you have about housing?
It should be near public transportation. I don’t walk as well as I used to.

Name not available inside City Boundary December 2, 2019, 11:07 AM

Which county do you live in?

Buncombe


What is your age?

35-44


What is your race?
White


What is your gender identity?
Male


What is your total household income?
$35,000 to $49,999


What is your housing situation?
Rent a house or apartment


How much of your total household income do you spend on your housing costs per month (mortgage plus insurance and taxes or rent plus utilities)?

550


Have you had any of the following issues with buying or renting property in the 4-county area?
Could not find suitable and affordable option


Please tell us more about any issues you have experienced buying or renting.
Very difficult to find a house with reasonable pricing in the Asheville area (for the purpose of buying)


Do you have any of the following problems with your current residence (check all that apply)?
Other - None of these

Name not available inside City Boundary December 2, 2019, 9:48 AM

Which county do you live in?

Buncombe


What is your age?

45-54


What is your race?
White


What is your gender identity?
Female


What is your total household income?
$75,000 to $99,999


What is your housing situation?
Own my home or condo


Have you had any of the following issues with buying or renting property in the 4-county area?
Other - I have rental houses that rent within the definition of affordable, but it is hard to keep them from renting as an annual loss for me.


Please tell us more about any issues you have experienced buying or renting.
I purchased rentals more than 10 years ago. Between mortgage, insurance, maintenance and rising taxes based on the property value, it is tempting to sell to someone that would make the houses unaffordable.


Do you have any of the following problems with your current residence (check all that apply)?
Crime


What other concerns or suggestions do you have about housing?
No one has ever asked me to take a Section 8 voucher. Provide education about Section 8 to CREA members. Provide support to CREA members for how to manage Section 8 vouchers. Provide timely inspections for Section 8 applications. Provide a significant tax credit for homes that are rented in the "affordable" range.