At its June 28 meeting Asheville City Council passed the City Managers recommended budget with a 6 to 1 vote. The $217 million budget is based on internal work, community input and Council priorities, and reflects the long term strategies and continuation of the reimagining public safety process.
The City of Asheville is launching a pilot grant opportunity this summer that will fund programs that address the opportunity gap for school-aged youth. Through feedback from the Housing & Community Development Committee (HCD), community members, and Community & Economic Development Department staff, work is underway to refine the scope of the Strategic Partnership Fund (SPF) [...]
The City of Asheville and Buncombe County will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. May 30, 2022 at the Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square Park. The ceremony will feature short readings by Brothers And Sisters Like These Veterans Writing Group who write to heal the wounds of war. Pastor Spencer [...]
Asheville City Council, on May 10, were given an update on many areas impacting homelessness in our community. Among the areas addressed by the Community and Economic Development team were results of the 2022 Point-in-Time count, a resolution adopted by Council to accept funding for a Homelessness Services consultant, and updates to a decreased [...]
Today, March 31 marks the last day the Ramada Inn will operate as an emergency shelter.
Code Purple in effect this weekend
The City of Asheville, as the Participating Jurisdiction for the four-county Asheville Regional Housing Consortium is seeking public input to inform and prioritize use of a one-time $4.7 million allocation of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding, known as “HOME-ARP,” is [...]
Code Purple in effect Friday, March 11 - Sunday, March 13
The Asheville Mardi Gras Parade returns to the South Slope this Sunday, February 27 This year’s theme: The Great Comeback Carnival Times and Routes: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Line up and float assembly at Rabbit Rabbit (75 Coxe Ave.) 3:05 p.m. Traditional Step Off The parade will [...]
Code Purple in effect February 18 and 19, 2022. Bus fare to and from shelter will continue at no cost. Bus Routes to shelters SHELTERS ABCCM Costello House for men: 141 Hillside St Salvation Army for women and children only Trinity UMC : 587 Haywood Rd. : available for vulnerable people who are unable to [...]
The City of Asheville, in partnership with Buncombe County, today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to hire a consultant to develop an actionable plan to address unsheltered homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County.
Code Purple now in effect through Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Bus fare to and from shelters will continue at no cost.
Point in Time (PIT) Count Dashboard and Web Page Available on the City of Asheville Website 2021 Point in Time (PIT) count data is now available on the City of Asheville website. The PIT data is displayed via dashboard, and presents numbers on those experiencing homelessness, either in emergency shelter, transitional housing or who are unsheltered. [...]
In 2022 the Office of Data & Performance will advance it’s mission of utilizing data for more equitable outcomes through participation in several projects aligned with key City Council priorities including Reparations Data Support, Houselessness Data Support, American Rescue Plan Funding, Fiscal Year 23 Budget Process, Employee Compensation, and regular Progress Reporting.
Update: The shelter closed at 10 a.m. January 4. Original post, January 3 Buncombe County announces a Red Cross emergency shelter for those without power at Trinity Baptist Church Click here for more information.
Looking for something fun to do with visiting family or children off from school? December 27 is Visit the Zoo Day, and the WNC Nature Center has three new animals that joined the Nature Center just in time for the holidays. The WNC Nature Center is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s [...]
The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Department is now accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME, “Home Investment Partnerships Program” program. The application process opened December 17 and closes at noon February 4, 2022. CDBG and the HOME are federal grant programs through the Department of Housing and Urban [...]