The Executive Summary summarizes the key findings from both HFCM Reports.
Housing First Charlotte-Mecklenburg (HFCM) is a public-private, communitywide initiative focused on ending chronic homelessness. The HFCM research and evaluation project, which was launched with the HFCM initiative in 2015, includes three study components: 1) A Process Evaluation; 2) An Outcomes Evaluation; and 3) A Service Utilization Study. A summary of the findings from these three components will be released in two reports; the first report was released in September 2020; the second in November 2020.
These reports were completed as part of the Housing First-Charlotte-Mecklenburg (HFCM) research and evaluation project by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. The HFCM research and evaluation project received financial support from Mecklenburg County; Roof Above; the UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services; UNC Charlotte School of Social Work; and the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. The HFCM research and evaluation team is also grateful to the many community leaders, service providers and individuals with lived experience in chronic homelessness who participated in the research and made this research project possible.