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The Housing Instability & Homelessness Report Series is a collection of local reports designed to better equip our community to make data-informed decisions around housing instability and homelessness. Utilizing local data and research, these reports are designed to provide informative and actionable research to providers, funders, public officials and the media as well as the general population who might have an interest in this work.
In 2014, the Housing Advisory Board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg (formerly the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing) outlined four key reporting areas that, together, would comprise an annual series of reports for community stakeholders. The four areas include:
Point-in-Time Count Report
An annual snapshot of the population experiencing homelessness in Mecklenburg County. This local report is similar to the national report on Point-in-Time numbers, and provides descriptive information about both the sheltered and unsheltered population experiencing homelessness on one night in January.
Cumulative Count Report
An annual count of the population experiencing sheltered homelessness over 12 months. Like the Point-in-Time Count Report, this local report is similar to the national report on annual counts of sheltered homelessness and also provides descriptive information about the population experiencing sheltered homelessness throughout the year. The Point-in-Time Count and Cumulative Count Reports are complements and together help paint a picture of homelessness and trends in our community.
Housing Instability Report
A report focusing on the characteristics and the impact of housing instability in the community.
An annual focus on a trend or specific population within housing instability and homelessness.
The 2015 and 2016 reporting cycles are completed by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Urban Institute. Mecklenburg County Community Support Services provided funding for the report series.