Asheville Code Purple extended again through January 16

Code Purple illustration

Update, 5:00 p.m. January 15

Asheville’s Code Purple has been extended through January 16 in response to the expected storm and cold temperatures. 


Update, 11:30 a.m. January 14

Due to the prolonged cold snap, Asheville’s Code Purple has been extended through January 14. As a reminder, ART bus fare is not required the month of January.

For the National Weather Service forecast, visit this link.


Update, 7:45 a.m. January 10

Code Purple remains in effect through January 11.

A shuttle will be available between, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at 24 Cumberland Ave., Salvation Army and Western Carolina Rescue Mission.


Shelter resources:

Code Purple is called by the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Coalition chair based on the forecast, and notification is sent out via the Homeless Coalition distribution list.  Additional detail is available in the updated manual published by the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Coalition, linked here.

2021-2022 Code Purple Manual

In addition to Costello House and the Salvation Army, Trinity UMC (587 Haywood Rd. Asheville NC 28806)  is available overnight for families, couples and other vulnerable people who are unable to access other options.