Homelessness and Affordable Housing

The Homelessness and Housing issue area focuses on community awareness and economic development in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Students engage with agencies that work to create (1) a strong safety net for the homeless, (2) a sustainable solutions to the challenges of homelessness, and (3) a decent and affordable housing options for all.

 

Spring 2014 Issue Workshop:

 

Keeping Cozy: Sustainable and Affordable Housing in Buncombe County:

This issue workshop will focus on the parallels and intersections within sustainable and affordable housing. We will take a closer look at the socio-economic context behind the issue as well as the resources that support sustainable housing options in the Asheville area. We will work in collaboration with Community Action Opportunities with their program INSULATE for our direct service.
Educational meetings on Wednesdays from 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Service scheduled for March 8th, March 29th, April 5th, and April 12th

 

 

Weekly Service Programs

We offer two weekly service trips through our community partner, Homeward Bound. One trip centers on picking up donations (mostly furniture) for indivudals who are moving into housing. Our second trip is to the AHOPE Day Center, helping out with regular floor-room tasks.

Donation Pick-Up: Tuesdays 4:00-7:30 (Meet infront of Ransom)

AHOPE: Sundays 9-12:30 (Meet infront of Glad)

If you are interested in getting involved in these or other trips in our issue area, please contact one of our crew members. Contact information is listed below.

Crew

Misha Perez Breanna Ryan
Communication/ Logistics Issue Area Coordinator
mperez.f12@wwc.edu bryan@wwc.edu

Related Opportunities

There are courses offered in a number of disciplines that examine issues related to economic justice.

Community Partners

Homeward Bound
Habitat for Humanity

For other partners in this and other areas, check out the Agency Directory

Systemic Changes through Policy & Advocacy

Want to know more about Policy work? Check out the Service Policy Blog.