When extreme cold weather is expected, the Asheville Homeless Coalition issues a Code Purple Alert. Participating homeless shelters voluntarily add space beyond their normal capacity to keep as many people as possible out of the cold.

To find out when Code Purple is in effect, visit the Homeless Coalition’s Code Purple calendar:





Contact Information


More information about the Code Purple Alert can be found in the Code Purple Procedure Manual or by contacting tracey.homeless.coalition@gmail.com.