Diana Wortham Theatre hosts a screening of “Homeless: A Human Story,” plus music, poetry and a panel discussion, on June 10.
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Council approves more funding for Ramada deal
Asheville City Council’s April 26 meeting brought a new wrinkle to the already shambolic process of establishing permanent supportive housing at an East Asheville Ramada Inn.
Letter: An all-out war on the homeless
“It’s an all-out war on the homeless, supported by comfortable people who profit from tourism and gentrification. Where is our compassion for those less fortunate than we are?”
Ramada residents leave city’s temporary shelter
Since last April, 116 people in total have found a place under the motel’s roof. Local housing agencies and nonprofits have been referring those living at the Ramada to other housing before Thursday, March 31, when the city’s contract with the shelter operator ends.
Letter: Shelter has created crisis in East Asheville
“I feel that the City Council just dropped these people off in East Asheville to continue their downward spirals out of sight of downtown or the Montford area.”
Council OKs Ramada proposal despite transparency concerns
With only Antanette Mosley opposed, Asheville City Council members voted Dec. 14 to approve the conversion of an East Asheville Ramada Inn into permanent supportive housing for at least 100 homeless residents — a project first floated to the public less than two weeks earlier.
Council to consider new Ramada shelter proposal, homestay updates
The city has been under contract to purchase the 148 River Ford Parkway property since August, and is now considering converting the hotel into permanent supportive housing.
Council returns to virtual meetings; Ramada Inn vote delayed
The vote on the proposed $9.75 million emergency shelter project was delayed so that members of Council have more time to review the proposal and understand community concerns.
Residents weigh in on proposed East Asheville homeless shelter
While each of the speakers at the meeting commended city leaders for taking steps to help Asheville’s homeless residents, some who were also residents at nearby apartment complexes voiced concern about the proposed shelter’s location.