ASHEViLLE, NC, OCTOBER 15, 2018 – Local parents, alongside business, health and nonprofit leaders announced the official launch of Family-Friendly Affordable Buncombe. The initiative advocates for the property tax revenues from the upcoming sale of Mission Health to be allocated toward community-wide investments in early childhood education, homes and apartments that are affordable for working families and better public transit.

At the press conference, Buncombe County parents Kaitlyn Guyer, Ebony Grayson-Reece and Rachelle Sorenson-Cox shared personal stories of challenges with these issues. Other speakers included Executive Director of Children First/Communities in Schools Natasha Adwaters, Executive Director of Buncombe Partnership for Children Amy Barry and CEO of Mountain Area Health Education Center Jeffrey E. Heck, MD. Read more.