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On February 15, 2022, Asheville Police Department (APD) finalized and released its new policy on encounters with the unhoused community. The document was released to us via email by APD spokesperson Samantha Booth.
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.
APD claims policy on encounters with unhoused community members changed. Information obtained via public records requests reveals this to be untrue.
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
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. "
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