Homeless Services

AHOPE Day Center

Our AHOPE Day Center assists those experiencing homelessness in Buncombe County. We offer showers, phones for local calls, storage, a mailing address, and a safe place for all people. All housing assistance begins here as well. AHOPE is located at 19 N. Ann Street in downtown Asheville.. Learn more about AHOPE Day Center.

If you need to get help or someone you know is currently experiencing homelessness or about to become homeless, for help please go directly to AHOPE. Our staff will talk to you about housing and other resources that may be available for you.

As a participating agency of NC HMIS, we use data privacy practices. You can see the details here: Privacy Notice NC HMIS – 4.13.16

AHOPE Day Center

Mon - Fri, from 8 AM until 3 PM.
wed 8 - 11:30


All housing applications
must be completed in person


The Outreach team reaches 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, or on the street. The team identifies individuals for services through a variety of means, including street outreach, referrals from partners within law enforcement and local hospitals, as well as community referrals. Learn more about the Outreach program.

  • If you’re experiencing homelessness, you can get help.
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Room in the Inn

The Room in the Inn program is our shelter-to-housing option for 12 women who for a variety of reasons can’t stay at a shelter. We partner with 60 faith communities who take turns hosting the women for a week, providing all of their meals, shelter, and evening activities. This gives women who aren’t a good fit for a shelter environment a safe place to sleep each night while waiting to get into permanent housing. To be considered for The Room in the Inn, please go to our Day Center to be evaluated for entry. Get Help for those experiencing homelessness in WNC. Learn more about Room in the Inn.

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    Veterans Program

    Our Veterans Housing Services Program includes both Rapid Re-Housing and Homeless Prevention services. Both use Housing First model to provide short-term financial support and case management to individuals and families at imminent risk of homelessness and those experiencing literal homelessness in Buncombe County. The program’s temporary financial assistance pays rent and utility arrears, short-term rental and/or utility assistance and can also provide move-in cost assistance in cases where a client loses their current housing. The program offers resources and services tailored to the unique needs of each person or family. If you’re experiencing homelessness, you can get help. Learn more about Veterans Housing Services Program.

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