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Homeless Initiative

Freezing rain forecast; Code Purple called

Freezing rain forecast; Code Purple called

  Freezing rain could affect Asheville overnight, though the National Weather Service is calling for less than 1/4” of it. Forecasters have issued a Winter Weather Advisory accompanied by high winds for a 24-hour period starting at midnight Wednesday. This will be followed by heavy rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning, when there is also a 40%

As Asheville temps dip chance of frozen pipes rise

As Asheville temps dip chance of frozen pipes rise

Also, Code Purple called for this weekend   With overnight lows predicted to drop into the teens degrees Sunday, the Asheville Water Resources Department urges everyone to take precautions to protect their pipes from freezing. In an emergency, however, the Water Resources Department is available 24/7. The City does not assist customers with indoor plumbing


Interfaith service set to honor Asheville’s homeless who have died

Interfaith service set to honor Asheville’s homeless who have died

  An interfaith memorial service to honor Asheville’s homeless and formerly homeless citizens who died in 2018 is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19 at Haywood Street Congregation, 297 Haywood St. The Haywood Street Congregation provides several ministries to those experiencing homelessness, including twice-weekly meals and worship services and a medical respite care program. The

Homeless Coalition issues Code Purple as frigid temps arrive

Homeless Coalition issues Code Purple as frigid temps arrive

With temperatures expected to be below freezing overnight much of this week, the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Coalition issued its CODE PURPLE overnight through Dec. 8 and will likely extend it further in the week due to impending winter weather. The purpose of the CODE PURPLE procedure is to provide a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe

Homeless Coalition calls for Code Purple

Homeless Coalition calls for Code Purple

With temperatures expected to be below freezing overnight the next few days, the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Coalition issued its CODE PURPLE overnight through Nov. 26-28. The purpose of the CODE PURPLE procedure is to provide a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina shelters and other organizations to provide emergency overflow shelter to people


Code Purple issued for holiday week

Code Purple issued for holiday week

With temperatures expected to be below freezing overnight the next few days, the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Coalition issued its CODE PURPLE overnight through Nov. 20-22. And yes, that includes Thanksgiving Day. The purpose of the CODE PURPLE procedure is to provide a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina shelters and other organizations to

Code Purple extended as icy weather is expected

Code Purple extended as icy weather is expected

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory. Because of that, the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Coalition has extended its CODE PURPLE overnight through Nov. 15-16. The purpose of the CODE PURPLE procedure is to provide a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina shelters and other organizations to provide emergency overflow shelter

Interim City Manager updates community regarding West Asheville notices of violation

Interim City Manager updates community regarding West Asheville notices of violation

Update to the community from Interim City Manager Cathy Ball:   We wanted to provide an update on the Notice of Violation to Firestorm and Steady Collective. After careful review of the information, the determination that the syringe exchange program is most similar to a “shelter” as defined by the UDO stands and will not


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