Asheville City Council turned away from plans to set up and operate a low-barrier shelter at the Ramada Inn at River Ridge. Instead, it will sign its contract to purchase the Ramada over to a for-profit, non-subsidized developer, who will work with an intentional provider to set up permanent, supportive housing at the site.
The City of Asheville continues to assume for itself a larger share of the local real estate market, particularly when it comes to providing subsidized housing.
Mass media conveyed a sense of community outrage over the removal of a homeless camp under the I-240 bridge in downtown Asheville. City Manager Debra Campbell wanted to assure the public the city was being as humane as humanly possible in dealing with a multifaceted issue - assistance is always welcome.
Homeward Bound is converting a Tunnel Road Days Inn to 85 apartments for the homeless.