City of Asheville Submitted: February 12, 2021 | Updated: March 16, 2021

(February 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC payment info August 03, 2020 – February 09, 2021

Hi City of Asheville, NC Government,

I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

If applicable - Please provide the total number of taxpayer dollars that the City of Asheville has spent on renting the Red Roof Inn located at 16 Crowell Road from August 03, 2020 - February 09, 2021.

I believe that this was done to rent the Inn for the homeless population during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • March 3, 2021 4:50 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 3, 2021, 4:50 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC payment info August 03, 2020 – February 09, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! I’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Completed
  • March 16, 2021 4:43 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 16, 2021, 4:43 PM
    subject: Records Request: (February 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC payment info August 03, 2020 – February 09, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,
    Here is a list of payments made by the City of Asheville to the Red Roof Inn during the specified dates: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OnnJrHCZDoUmrYTO4sISlvzTcKdlkxR3Ke5iaRvED1A/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Following the Centers for Disease Control’s COVID-19 best practices guidelines, the City of Asheville contracts with Red Roof Inn for a block of 60 rooms at a deeply discounted nightly rate for non-congregate emergency shelter at the Red Roof Inn for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness who are at significantly higher risk of contracting COVID-19 because of age and/or underlying chronic health conditions. From the program’s inception on May 11, 2020 through February 9, 2021, the nightly room rate was $44.99 plus applicable taxes. Beginning on February 9, 2021, the nightly room rate increased to $46.99 plus applicable taxes. Not all of the 60 rooms are occupied each night and the City is billed only for rooms occupied on any given night.

     

    The City of Asheville is advancing the costs for these rooms in anticipation of 100% reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which has authorized non-congregate emergency shelter as an eligible response cost through the end of the state’s pandemic emergency declaration.

     

    Please let me know if you have any questions.
    Best,

     

    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • February 16, 2021 4:43 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 16, 2021, 4:43 PM
    subject: Records Request: (February 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC payment info August 03, 2020 – February 09, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Asheville City Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again later this month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (February 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC payment info August 03, 2020 – February 09, 2021

     

    Message: “Hi City of Asheville, NC Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

     

    If applicable – Please provide the total number of taxpayer dollars that the City of Asheville has spent on renting the Red Roof Inn located at 16 Crowell Road from August 03, 2020 – February 09, 2021.

     

    I believe that this was done to rent the Inn for the homeless population during the Covid 19 pandemic.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!“

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Sent to Government
  • February 12, 2021 2:20 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending