Funding Opportunities

As the Continuum of Care Lead Agency, the City facilitates annual community access to funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care program and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) Emergency Solutions Grant program.  City staff manage the local application process, and the Finance Workgroup of the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee (HIAC) reviews and scores received project applications and makes recommendations to HIAC for approval.  City staff submit the community’s applications based on HIAC decisions, and HUD and NC DHHS make final awards and contract directly with funded applicants. 

Current Funding Opportunity – Code Purple Emergency Shelter

The City of Asheville and Buncombe County have collectively made $100,000 available to support Code Purple Emergency Shelter in the 2022-2023 winter season.  In the first round of funding, $90,062.11 was awarded to participating providers.  The remaining $9,937.89 is now available for award, and participating Code Purple providers are invited to submit a funding request up to that amount detailing the following:

  • Organization name and brief background summary of mission and scope of services
  • Organization contact
  • Number and location of designated Code Purple beds available
  • Population eligible for shelter
  • Commitment to service delivery in adherence to the spirit of Code Purple, ensuring shelter is meaningfully accessible to people in need as long as they are able to safely participate
  • Commitment to providing data to the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee, in partnership with City staff
  • Total Code Purple budget and specific funding request, including amount and intended use

Funding requests should be submitted to Emily Ball at by December 7, 2022 at 5 p.m. and will be reviewed by the Finance Workgroup of the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee (HIAC).  At their November 30, 2022 meeting, HIAC authorized the Finance Workgroup to make final awards based on funding requests received.


The most recent Continuum of Care process concluded September 30, 2022 with the following projects submitted.

These awards are still pending decisions by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Continuum of Care Submission





1 Helpmate Housing Support for Domestic Violence Survivors (RRH)  $172,622 
2 City of Asheville HMIS $63,744
3 Homeward Bound Bridge to Recovery (PSH) $433,473
4   Shelter Plus Care (PSH) $477,472
5   Permanent Supportive Housing 2 $87,892
6   Permanent Supportive Housing 3 $110,674
7   Permanent Supportive Housing 5 $217,381
8   Permanent Supportive Housing 1 $297,458
9   Homeward Bound Rapid Rehousing 1 $91,724
N/A City of Asheville Planning Grant $55,034
        Total $1,977,474


The most recent Emergency Solutions Grant process concluded on October 3, 2022.  The following projects were submitted and have been awarded by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, who will contract with each agency to deliver services in calendar-year 2023.


Emergency Solutions Grant Awards




Helpmate Emergency Shelter Operations  $50,000
Helpmate Homelessness Prevention $14,187
Homeward Bound Rapid Rehousing $50,000
  Homelessness Prevention $14,000
  Total $128,187


Contact Information

Emily Ball

Homeless Strategy Division Manager

(828) 279-6129