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Asheville Officials Removed More Than 20 Homeless Camps in 2021

There were dozens more instances where City officials forced sleeping people to relocate, according to public documents.

Asheville Police Lied About Change in Homeless Camp Eviction Policy

APD claims policy on encounters with unhoused community members changed. Information obtained via public records requests reveals this to be untrue.

Community Art Party Leads to Multi-Day Demonstration Demanding ‘Sanctuary Camp’ at Aston Park

Housed and unhoused community members gathered at Aston Park on Sunday, December 19th, to make art, "share space," and "make time for grief." A flyer circulated on social media said the event was to take place between 1 and 6 pm, but over the course of the day, it evolved

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

Community Members Defend Family of Four Facing Eviction

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

Protesters at Police Substation Groundbreaking Ceremony: “DEFUND AVLPD”

The City of Asheville held a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 am on October 18th, 2021, for the new "Public Safety Station" that Gleeson Builders will construct at 316 Broadway Broadway Street. The new facility will contain a fire station, a relocated Emergency Operations Center, and - the subject of protesters'

“Land Back”: Activists tag Buncombe County Government Building on Indigenous People’s Day

Anonymous activists tagged a Buncombe County Government building early Monday morning, providing a message that runs counter to the typical "Columbus Day" rhetoric.
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