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Sources say Council is considering a new city ordinance restricting residents' ability to share food with unhoused Asheville residents in public parks.
There were dozens more instances where City officials forced sleeping people to relocate, according to public documents.
The City of Asheville, despite its messaging, remains intensely hostile to independent journalism, requests for transparency, and our unhoused neighbors.
Housing Activists Protest at Downtown Hotels; Demand Council Deploy Relief Funds for Unhoused Community
At approximately 4:00 pm on November 26th, 2021, a group of housing activists protested at two downtown hotels to demand the City of Asheville deploy a portion of the funds they received as part of the American Rescue Plan Act to provide immediate relief for the unhoused community. "Our
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 4th, 2021, Buncombe County Sheriff's Office arrested six people at the home of a South Asheville family facing eviction. The group was standing, arms linked, attempting to stop the family's displacement by physically blocking the door. In a press release issued
Tay Cote feels like they’re slipping through the cracks. On August 31st, the lease on the home they've lived in for 4 years will come to an end. In July, their landlord informed them of his intention to sell the house, meaning he will not renew the lease. Since