Monday is an important evening for the women living in the shelter at the Jubilee! Community. From 6-7:30 p.m., they break bread at the dining room table while they have “table talk.” It’s an opportunity to discuss the issues in their lives and collaborate on rules to make staying in their temporary home, the Jubilee […]
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From CPP: ARPA funds helping Buncombe nonprofits recover from pandemic
Eighteen nonprofits aiding mountain residents with services like housing, diapers, food, the arts, education and advocacy receiving more than $13.9 million of Buncombe County’s ARPA funding.
Around Town: Virtual celebration aims to raise local awareness of Kwanzaa traditions
A virtual celebration aims to educate Western North Carolina about Kwanzaa. Also, A Swannanoa Solstice returns to the Wortham Center, a new group show tackles post-pandemic life and a visit to Santa tries to help the homeless.
Buncombe to serve as state COVID-19 vaccination hub
At its meeting of Tuesday, Aug. 3, the county Board of Commissioners will vote on a more than $665,000 budget amendment to support regional vaccination efforts. The money includes a new allocation of $75,000 from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as over $590,000 in unspent funds from last fiscal year.
Homeless resource groups think big with COVID relief funds
“[The funding is] intended to be a pandemic response; it’s not actually intended to end homelessness. It just is, happily, an opportunity for us to end homelessness, because that is also a response to the coronavirus,” says Emily Ball, homeless services lead for the city of Asheville.
Local nonprofits adjust to tax code changes
Roughly 22 million fewer people claimed a tax benefit from their charitable giving in 2018 than in 2017, thanks primarily to the higher standard deduction threshold established under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. According to a study by Giving USA, inflation-adjusted individual charitable contributions decreased by 3.4% from 2017 to 2018.
Asheville City Council to consider $530K loan for Homeward Bound on July 23
Beyond the city’s loan of more than $48,000 for each of the 11 affordable units in West Asheville, which will be deferred for 30 years and accrue no interest, Homeward Bound is also seeking roughly $280,000 in commercial loans and has received $89,153 in federal HOME funding administered by the Asheville Regional Housing Consortium.
Moving from homelessness to stability and a better life
“Our brightest moment is when we move someone out of homelessness and their life changes for the better. Michelle is a great example of this.”
Small bites: Frostbite Ice Cream’s new location will offer grown-up treats
Frostbite Ice Cream Bar expands to north Asheville. Also: Blue Dream Curry House celebrates two years, A Taste of Portugal comes to La Guinguette and Put It Up! Youth Food Preservation Camp is now open for enrollment.
Screen scene: Local film news
Two documentaries on extreme runners and the Tarahumara Indians, plus a benefit screening for Homeward Bound of WNC.
Community Calendar Highlights: Give!Local nonprofit events from 11/25 through 12/3
The Give!Local campaign is moving into the fourth week, is progressing steadily forward and is headed towards the Dec. 1 Big Give Day. Thanks to all those who have donated so far! The campaign provides a fun, fast and easy way to give online from $10 to the $1,000’s. Donors can give to as many […]
Community Calendar Highlights: Give!Local nonprofit events from 11/18 through 11/26
Thank you to all the Give!Local donors! The 60-day campaign is into its third week! The campaign provides a fun, fast and easy way to give online from $10 to $1000s. Donors can give to as many of the 30 participating nonprofits as they like and pay with one easy credit transaction. Plus, there are incentives […]
Letter writer: Homeward Bound of WNC works to house homeless veterans
“I’m glad to see community members raising questions about what we are doing to end veteran homelessness in Buncombe County. No one who has served our country should be left to live in a car, a camp or a shelter.”