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.

Study: More than 4,000 Mecklenburg students homeless or unstably housed

Homelessness and housing instability affect the family, health, academic and social-emotional well-being of homeless families with children. This study of homelessness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg finds that more than 4,000 students are homeless or unstably housed.

Two male cedars flank a green female cedar. Photo: Ruth Ann Grissom
Bike rider amid the trees at Toby Creek Greenway through the UNC Charlotte campus. Photo: Nancy Pierce
Deer leaps at edge of woods in north Mecklenburg. Photo: Nancy Pierce
A boardwalk curves through wetlands at Four Mile Creek Greenway. Photo: Nancy Pierce

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Charlotte Regional Indicators