The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Family Homelessness Snapshot Report is now available online. Information in the Snapshot covers a year’s timeframe (2014-2015) and uses data to define and describe family homelessness.
The report describes the impact of family homelessness on families and children and what it looks like in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. It also outlines national best practice interventions and strategies to end and prevent family homelessness. Understanding the challenges and long-term effects for families experiencing homelessness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg can help the community find solutions to the problem.
“Homelessness has lasting, negative impacts on adults and children including family separation, poor health outcomes and lower social-emotional and academic well-being,” Stacy Lowry, director of Mecklenburg County Community Support Services (CSS). CSS funds the report series which is prepared by the Urban Institute at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
This report is part of the Housing Instability and Homelessness Report Series initiated by the Housing Advisory Board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, an advisory group appointed by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners and the Charlotte City Council.
Some key points in the report include:
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