COVID-19: Community Resources For Buncombe County

As a result of the unprecedented Coronavirus/COVID, we have seen the need to provide our community with a list of resources that have been vetted and known to be true. Included on this page are resources specific to: Food, Income Support, Utilities, Childcare, Evictions/Foreclosures, Homelessness, Older Adults, Behavior Health, and Scams and Price Gouging.

Please know that current conditions and resources are changing from day-to-day so please check back often. If you know of a resource that should be added or changed, please email us at 211info@unitedwayabc.org

If you can't find what you are looking for below, please call 2-1-1.

NC 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access for those with a hearing impairment.


Food Distribution Resources

Multiple organizations are working together to ensure that those in need are able to access food. Find food here. This list includes grab-and-go/pick up meals, pick up food boxes and to-go meals for children.

Many stores are offering special hours reserved for vulnerable residents, including senior adults and those with underlying health concerns. View the senior store hours list here.

Asheville’s Independent Restaurant Association is keeping a list of restaurants in the Asheville area that are remaining open for either takeout or delivery. View the takeout/delivery restaurant list here.

If you are interested in applying for public assistance programs such as WIC or SNAP follow this link. 

Visit this link for additional information and resources.


Income Related

During this time, income items have changed, including the tax filing deadline, who is eligible for unemployment, and the passing of the CARES Act. To learn more about these changes and more, click here.


Utility Information

At this time no local providers are disconnecting service for non-payment and many late fees have been waived. This list includes information from water, electric and gas, phone and internet services that have announced they will not disconnect service.

If you or someone you know is in need of Internet service, this list includes the Internet companies that have announced free service to new households.


Childcare

Childcare for individuals who are providing essential services is a priority at this time.  Any individual who needs to be on the job during this time should be able to get safe, professional and reliable childcare.  

If you are providing essential services and need childcare, click here to learn more.


Evictions/Foreclosures

Currently, the NC Courts are closed and as a result, no new evictions or foreclosures will begin the court proceedings. View the Press Release from Buncombe County Court System here.


Homelessness

Buncombe County and Asheville City are working in partnership to share the current information available regarding operational status and adjustments within homeless services throughout the county. 

As our community is working to address the needs of those impacted by COIVD-19, please know that what is available to help is changing quickly as we determine the resources we can safely refer to. This link provides homelessness resources that are currently available. 


Older Adults

A team of community organizations and agencies have come together to help identify services and resources to help older adults. 

The following is a list of resources, information, tips and tools that we have checked to make sure is up to date and from reliable sources. 

This link provides resources that are currently available. 

As our community is working to address those impacted by COVID-19 these resources may change.


Behavioral Health

A team of community organizations and agencies have come together to help identify services and resources to help those with behavioral health concerns.

This link provides resources that are currently available. 

As our community is working to address those impacted by COVID-19 these resources may change.


Scams and Price Gouging

During this time, there have been many reports of various scams circulating. As a basic rule, do not share your personal information with someone you do not know. If you ever need to verify if something is a known scam or price gouging, call 2-1-1 or read more here. 


 

Remember, resources are changing from day-to-day so please check back often. If you know of a resource that should be added or changed, please email us at 211info@unitedwayabc.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, please call 2-1-1.

NC 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access for those with a hearing impairment.