Ashley Williams Clark

UNC Charlotte
Assistant Director, Institute for Social Capital

Biography

Ashley joined the Institute for Social Capital in July after completing her masters in city and regional planning at UNC Chapel Hill, where she specialized in housing, community development, and real estate.

Prior to graduate school, she worked for the Urban Institute in Washington D.C. in their Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center and was the Director of Operations for the Urban Institute Academy. As the Data and Research Coordinator for ISC, Ashley serves as project coordinator for assigned research projects through ISC and will have primary responsibility for managing the disposition of data requests through ISC’s Data and Research Oversight Committee (DAROC), and will serve as a liaison between researchers and DAROC.

A native of Maryland, Ashley is enjoying learning about Charlotte and making it her home.

Education

Ashley holds her masters in city and regional planning from UNC Chapel Hill and her bachelor's in urban studies from Washington University in St. Louis.

Expertise

Ashley has five-plus years of experience working on issues related to affordable housing, community development, neighborhood planning, policy research, and data analysis.

Articles

  • ui.uncc.edu
    May 09, 2017
    Each January volunteers fan out across Charlotte to try to count the number of people lacking a home. This year’s numbers point to reason for hope.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Mar 13, 2017
    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.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Sep 21, 2016
    What are other communities doing to address the need to develop affordable housing in their communities? A new report from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute presents 12 affordable housing strategies other cities are using.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Sep 21, 2016
    What are other communities doing to address the need to develop affordable housing in their communities? A new report from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute presents 12 affordable housing strategies other cities are using.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jul 11, 2016
    A recent report finds that in the Mecklenburg County metro area, a minimum-wage worker must work 92 hours a week to afford rent and utilities for a basic two-bedroom apartment.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jul 11, 2016
    A recent report finds that in the Mecklenburg County metro area, a minimum-wage worker must work 92 hours a week to afford rent and utilities for a basic two-bedroom apartment.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Apr 27, 2016
    The most recent count of homelessness in Mecklenburg County—undertaken on one night in January— found overall homelessness had decreased by 36 percent since 2010.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Nov 23, 2015
    As part of a continuing series of reports on housing and homelessness in Mecklenburg County, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute researchers looked at homelessness and veterans.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Oct 27, 2015
    Almost half of Mecklenburg County’s rental households are cost-burdened, a new report from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute finds. That means they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    May 15, 2015
    How is Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s homeless population changing? The new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Point in Time Count for 2009-2015 describes who is experiencing homelessness.