https://secureservercdn.net/188.8.131.52/275.2a4.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/iceberg-471549_1920.jpg?time=1632418822 1241 1920 Courtney LaCaria, Mary Ann Priester & Kimberly Sanders https://secureservercdn.net/184.108.40.206/275.2a4.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Dashboard-Logo.png Courtney LaCaria, Mary Ann Priester & Kimberly Sanders2021-09-23 02:20:412021-09-23 02:29:14Housing & Homelessness Continuum Data Update: September 2021
In August, the Building Bridges Blog launched a new, monthly data update. This effort, called the Housing & Homelessness Continuum Data Update, is intended to move the community from a focus on the One Number to a more comprehensive data set. This new update will attempt to cover the full housing continuum, from housing instability to homelessness. Even with the progress made to enumerate homelessness using the One Number (which includes sheltered and a portion of unsheltered homelessness), there are still many households who experience housing instability and homelessness and who are not yet captured. It is critical to identify the households “in the gap” to both understand the need for services and to construct effective solutions to address these needs. This approach is also an important outcome of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Strategy (CMHHS): identifying and closing the remaining gaps in data collection and reporting across the full housing continuum. To that end, this week’s blog will use the new data to provide an update on the current state from a demand-side viewpoint: the number and characteristics of people experiencing housing instability and homelessness. This blog will also highlight the data gaps that exist and the work underway to address those gaps.