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The 2015 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.
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 Count numbers, and provides descriptive information about both the sheltered and unsheltered population experiencing homelessness. The 2015 Point-in-Time Count Report was updated on April 25, 2016 to reflect updated data received by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute related to the number of unaccompanied youth and children.
Housing Instability Report
For the 2015 reporting cycle, the Housing Instability Report was divided into 2 separate reports:
For the 2015 reporting cycle, the Spotlight Report focused on homelessness among veterans within Mecklenburg County.
Cumulative Count Report
This report provides an annual count of the population experiencing sheltered homelessness over twelve months. Like the Point-in-Time Count Report, this local report is similar to the national report on annual counts of homelessness, providing 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 the community.
Overview of Key Information from 2015 Housing Instability & Homelessness Report Series
A presentation (see below) to the Housing Advisory Board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg at the December 15, 2015 meeting including trends and themes from the 2015 Report Series with reflections on how to use the data presented.
The 2015 reporting cycle was completed by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Urban Institute. Mecklenburg County Community Support Services provided funding for the report series.
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