Welcome to the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

We are a nonpartisan, applied research and community outreach institute at UNC Charlotte, seeking solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges facing our communities.
During the 2018 PIT Count volunteers encountered people living in these tents. Photo: Peter Safir

One cold winter night, and many people living without a home

One night each year volunteers fan out across Charlotte to get a snapshot of the people who, for that night at least, don't have a permanent home. Here’s what that night is like.

Trees and pedestrians along a boardwalk through the Clark's Creek Greenway in the winter. Photo: Nancy Pierce
A technician holds a white-faced, yellow-eyed snowy owl at the Carolina Raptor Center.

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