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Support Mountain Housing Opportunities

Help deliver the gift of a safe, stable, affordable home.

MHO creates and preserves affordable housing that serves our region’s most vulnerable neighbors, including low-income people, senior citizens, individuals and families facing or exiting homelessness, people living with disabilities and special needs, and many more.

Ways to Give

There are many ways you can support MHO with a financial contribution.

Give Now

Make a gift online through our secure giving portal or send a gift in by mail. Download the optional gift form and mail it to Mountain Housing Opportunities, 64 Clingman Avenue, Suite 101, Asheville, NC 28801

Honor or memorialize a loved one by contributing a gift in honor or in memory of someone who made an impact in your life

Consider a Monthly Gift

Making a monthly contribution is one of the easiest ways you can support affordable housing in our region all year. Your monthly donation helps MHO build a reliable, community-based stream of support that is immediately invested in our suite of affordable housing services.

Give through your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

MHO is non-profit fundholder at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and is eligible to receive contributions from all charitable fund managers like Vanguard Charitable, Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and others.

Donate Stock or Other Appreciated Securities

Click here for instructions or contact Allison Rollison, MHO’s Director of Philanthropy, at 828.254.4030 ext. 136 or allison@mtnhousing.org to make a tax-beneficial gift of securities.

Contribute from Your IRA

Are you 70 and ½ or older? Utilize the IRA Charitable Rollover to support MHO. Individuals can transfer up to $100,000 per year directly from a Traditional or Roth IRA to a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit. These contributions count towards your required minimum distribution and won’t be included in your taxable income.

Build a Lasting Legacy with a Planned Gift

Planned gifts can help meet your financial goals while helping to ensure everyone can access the affordable housing they deserve now and in the future. View our Planned Giving Options for including MHO in your will or trust on naming MHO as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, life insurance policy, or revocable trust.

Have you already included MHO in your estate plans? Please let us know! Consider completing a Statement of Intent and allowing us to recognize and celebrate your contribution. Contact Allison Rollison, MHO’s Director of Philanthropy, at (828) 254-4030 ext. 136 or allison@mtnhousing.org to explore more planned giving options.

Corporate, Foundation, and Faith-based Support

Activate your values and amplify your message through philanthropic contributions and sponsorships. Contact Allison Rollison, MHO’s Director of Philanthropy, at 828.254.4030 ext. 136 or allison@mtnhousing.org to learn more about how MHO partners with institutions of all sizes.

Workplace Giving

Does your workplace offer ways to support causes you care about? Make a gift to MHO through your employer. Employers often match your contribution, which amplifies your generosity and makes an even bigger impact. Have MHO’s Tax ID number (58-1816998) and your gift acknowledgment letter or digital gift receipt ready to claim your matching gift.

Donate Your Vehicle

MHO now accepts motor and recreational vehicle donations through a partnership with CARS. CARS accepts all types of vehicles nationwide—cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs, and even boats. All you will need to provide is the Certificate of Title upon pickup of your donated vehicle. After your car sells, you will be sent a receipt for tax purposes. Complete the secure online donation form, or call (855) 500-RIDE (7433) to speak to a CARS representative.

Other Donations

Interested in donating goods, services, or other real assets? Contact Allison Rollison, MHO’s Director of Philanthropy, at 828.254.4030 ext. 136 or allison@mtnhousing.org.

Why Your Gift Matters

Western North Carolina is experiencing an unprecedented shortage of affordable housing. Paths to homeownership for people earning low-to-moderate incomes are constrained by low supply and record-breaking prices. This causes rents to rise and creates high housing cost burdens for renters in the region. In Buncombe County alone, 53% of renter households pay over 30% of their monthly income on rent.

MHO delivers safe, stable housing to thousands of people each year. MHO creates and preserves affordable apartment homes, helps individuals and families achieve homeownership through down payment assistance, builds new affordable homes for sale, and provides essential home repairs so people can stay healthy and housed in the homes they already own.

Your contribution stays local and supports housing programs and services for renters and homeowners. MHO was founded in Buncombe County, NC, and we are proud to be based in Asheville. We are an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to lean operations and low-overhead costs. Our most recent financials show an overhead rate of just 8%.

Mountain Housing Opportunities, Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation with tax-exempt status, approved by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to receive tax-deductible contributions under Sec. 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to MHO are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. MHO’s EIN/Tax ID is: 58-1816998.

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