New Intervention Starts in Charlotte-Mecklenburg: Delayed Diversion

For over a year, every emergency shelter in Charlotte-Mecklenburg has been full. Of course, every day, people leave our shelters to move into housing options, which we celebrate, but there are always more people than beds waiting at the front door.  The heart feels this the heaviest when the temperatures drop.  We know people are sleeping in the cars and outside in dangerously cold temperatures, because our shelters do not have room.

New Report on Homelessness & What It Means for Charlotte-Mecklenburg

A new report called The 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress released this week by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) provides national and statewide numbers on the number of people experiencing homelessness on one night in January 2017.

This blog post will break down information in the new report, compare the new information to local Point-in-Time Count numbers, and offer three takeaways for Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Reckoning with Redlining and Other Policies I Benefit From

We have an affordable housing crisis in Charlotte that disproportionately impacts families of color. When we reckon with the history of housing policy in America, this disproportionate impact isn’t a surprise. The roots of this crisis are from policies based on race. Yet, to counteract the policy impact decades later, we are relying on programs and services that disregard race. Can the decades long impact of discriminatory policies be counteracted by nonprofits and improved service provision? The current state of our housing crisis would say no, our approach is insufficient.

The Gift of Time: Point-in-Time Count 2018

W. T. Purkiser wrote, “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, when we are reminded of blessings like family, friends, food and fellowship, Purkiser’s wisdom to consider how we use those blessings is important, especially as we think about our gift of time. How will you spend your time in the final months of 2017 and what might you do differently in 2018? As you ponder, here’s an option to consider in 2018.

Using Data to Drive Care Coordination Of Frequent Users Of Medical Transports and Emergency Departments

Read how data is used to improve care coordination and reduce medical transports for frequent emergency service users in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Coordinated Entry Partners with NC 2-1-1 for Streamlined Access to Housing Information

How Do We Address Housing Instability? Integrated Data in Local Report Series Provide A Way to See New Solutions

The data pipeline: How data get to the dashboard

Evictions in Charlotte-Mecklenburg