Get Help

I am homeless.

In need of housing? The process starts at AHOPE, where you will meet with the Homeward Bound staff to begin a discussion of the type and urgency of assistance needed. AHOPE’s Day Center also provides showers, mail receipt, phone service, and a place to rest, have a cup of coffee, and store personal belongings until housing is established.  

AHOPE Day Center

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 8 am to 12 pm
Wednesday | 8 am to 11:00 am

19 North Ann Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801


I am in danger of becoming homeless.

To be eligible for services you must meet the following three requirements:

  • You must currently be residing in your home AND have a formal written notice to vacate.
  • You must make UNDER the following income limits:
    • Household of 1: $42,100/ year
    • Household of 2: $48,100/year
    • Household of 3: $54,100/year
    • Household of 4: $60,100/year
  • History of homelessness or housing instability in the past 7 years.

Determination of eligibility is done on a case-by-case basis. Priority is given to individuals and families most at risk of returning to homelessness.

Submission of this inquiry does not guarantee approval for assistance.

I am a Veteran in need of housing support.

Our Veterans Programs provide short-term financial support and case management to individuals and families at imminent risk of homelessness and to those already experiencing homelessness in Buncombe County.

I know of someone who is homeless.

Homeward Bound’s Outreach team is focused on reaching the most vulnerable homeless individuals living on the streets of our community to connect them with permanent supportive housing, healthcare, disability income, and community mental health services. We meet people where they are: in the woods, under bridges, on the street. Please call Mike at 828.768.3435 or email if you know someone who needs help. 

I need a shelter for tonight.

Homeward Bound does not provide temporary overnight shelter. Please see the following list for shelters in Asheville

  • Beloved Village For Homeless From Beloved House Asheville
  • Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry
  • Salvation Army Shelter For Men And Women   
  • Western Carolina Rescue Mission
I need help with rent.

If you are in need of prevention services, please click here to fill out a prevention form. Submission of this inquiry does not guarantee approval for assistance. Our staff will review your inquiry and reach out if you are eligible. See “Other Resources” for more information about homelessness prevention services in Buncombe County. 

Other Resources

In addition to the services provided by Homeward Bound, numerous community agencies and faith communities provide resources for everything from food, clothing, and job training, to rent and utility assistance, and more.