The city will help pay for the $13.5 million purchase and conversion of a Days Inn hotel to “permanent supportive housing” for homeless people from around the region to move to and age in place.

That follows a 7-0 July 27 City Council vote to give $2 million to the nonprofit Homeward Bound for the purchase of the former hotel on a nearly 3-acre lot at 201 Tunnel Road. The money will come from $26.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds being distributed by the federal government to Asheville. 

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