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Learn more about progress in Charlotte-Mecklenburg to end and prevent homelessness by checking out the latest System Performance Measures. The measures, when looked at together, provide the full picture of how effective the homeless services system is at making homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring.

People experiencing homelessness on a given night in 2017



Point-in-Time Count

Year: 2017


People in Emergency Shelter


People in Transitional Housing


People Unsheltered


People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness


People in Households with Adults Only


Families with Adults & Children


Unaccompanied Children


Unaccompanied Youth

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Learn more about emerging issues and new ideas in the areas of homelessness, housing instability and affordable housing through stories that weave together data and narrative. Check back often to read new stories.

Health & Homelessness: A Point-in-Time Count Reflection

Emergency departments frequently provide care to patients who are experiencing homelessness. They are open 24/7 and are required by law to treat anyone who presents for care, regardless of whether the person is experiencing a medical emergency or has the ability to pay. During the Point-in-Time count emergency waiting rooms throughout the county were included as sites to conduct the survey.
Robert K. Nelson, LaDale Winling, Richard Marciano, Nathan Connolly, et al., “Mapping Inequality,” American Panorama, ed. Robert K. Nelson and Edward L. Ayers, accessed April 10, 2018

50 Years Ago Today: The Significance of the Fair Housing Act on its Anniversary

Growing up in the 1960’s like I did, you had to be living under a rock not to be affected by the ultra-compelling and ultra-unfair conditions of racial discrimination and racial segregation in U.S. cities. The cause of those who fought against these inequities was gripping and undeniable – the folks who stood up were on the right side of the issue, even at a time when not many were willing to stand up. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. And the Federal Fair Housing Act was enacted on April 11, 1968 – one week later. No coincidence. Read more to learn about the significance of the Fair Housing Act 50 years later.

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Local, regional and national research on housing instability and homelessness

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