Code Purple

Code Purple is a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County shelters and other organizations to provide emergency overflow shelter to people experiencing homelessness during extremely cold weather (at or below 32 degrees, including wind chill, or 33-40 degrees with precipitation). During Code Purple, participating shelters will provide more beds with fewer requirements than their typical programming. Code Purple sites will also work with participants to refer them to ongoing shelter and housing options.  

The Code Purple season begins October 15, 2023 and ends April 30, 2024.  Full operational details are available in the Code Purple Procedure Manual.

2023-2024 Code Purple Shelter Sites

Location Population Hours  Transit Route

ABCCM Veterans Restoration Quarters

1329 Tunnel Road

Single Men


(Wheelchair Accessible)

Intake: 4 – 8 p.m.

Exit: 7:30 a.m.



ABCCM Transformation Village

30 Olin Haven Way

Single Women

Women with children

Intake: 4 – 8 p.m.

Exit: 7:30 a.m.


Salvation Army

204 Haywood Street

Single Men


(Must be able to navigate stairs)

Intake: 5 – 8 p.m. 

Exit: 7:30 a.m. 




Contact Information

Code Purple is called by the Homeless Coalition. For more information or to be added to their email notification list, contact