Charlotte-Mecklenburg Family Homelessness Snapshot

Report by Ashley Williams Clark, Justin Lane, Angelique Gaines
March 2017

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute   (Charlotte)

Abstract:

This report from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute presents research on family homelessness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Family homelessness is complicated, can result in negative impacts on educational outcomes for students and requires custom interventions based on each family’s unique needs. The report presents national research on factors associated with family homelessness, the impact of homelessness on families and children, and interventions for family homelessness.

The report also uses data from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute’s Institute for Social Capital (ISC). ISC is an integrated data system, which has the unique ability to link CMS McKinney-Vento student data with Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data on families experiencing sheltered homelessness in emergency shelter or transitional housing.