To End Unsheltered Homelessness in Asheville, CAN Needs To Hear From YOU!

In partnership with the city of Asheville, Buncombe County, Dogwood Trust, and the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), CAN is reaching out to ALL ASHEVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS in an effort to:

- Better understand the factors behind the increase in unsheltered homelessness in Asheville.

- Use that understanding to develop a set of actionable strategies and recommendations that will improve our community’s response to unsheltered homelessness while protecting neighborhood safety and resilience. 

Want to have your voice/opinion heard in this important effort? 

Here are two ways you can help immediately:

  • If you have opinions on homelessness in Asheville - fill out the Comprehensive Solutions to Unsheltered Homelessness Asheville Community Survey being conducted by the NAEH. Members of CAN helped to develop this survey which asks for input about residents' experiences, thoughts, and impressions of homelessness in Asheville. To take this anonymous survey, click hereYour response will assist with compiling information on the needs and recommendations for addressing unsheltered homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County.  
  • If you have direct experience with the unsheltered homeless in your neighborhood, please apply to participate in a 10-person NAEH focus group that will be scheduled sometime during the week of August 15. To apply, please send an email to with your date/time availability for the week of August 15 and your contact information.
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