Letter: Homeless in hotels

Graphic by Lori Deaton

I hear that cities like New York and San Francisco are sheltering homeless residents in the otherwise empty hotels. Asheville and Buncombe should certainly do this as well, and in short-term rentals; but local “progressives” damaged our ability to do this by so severely limiting and regulating their number, that being in addition to limiting future Battery Park tower-type affordable housing in the long term.

Way to go again, fake “progressive” NIMBY speculators!

— Alan Ditmore

Editor’s note: Carolina Public Press reported earlier this week that about 30 people without homes who had been sheltering temporarily at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville were relocated to a hotel in West Asheville.


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2 thoughts on “Letter: Homeless in hotels

  1. Bright

    Homeless on the streets, homeless in the parks, homeless under the bridges…wake up Aville!

  2. Lou

    I notice the author stresses the term “progressive” as if he actually understands what it means. Way to go again, conservative rabble rouser with no actual proof of your claim.

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