Lori Thomas

Director, Institute for Social Capital
Interim Director, Urban Institute
Sycamore 202-A
704-687-7037

Stories by Lori Thomas

Seeking the third Gambrell Faculty Fellows cohort

The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, with support from The Gambrell Foundation, is now accepting applications for the next cohort of faculty fellows to study issues around economic mobility in...



Trust in neighbors and police: Who has it and what does it mean for Charlotte?

This article was written by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute.



Housing First works: Report sheds light on program to end homelessness

In the shadow of COVID-19, it’s easy to lose sight of the strides Charlotte-Mecklenburg has made to address chronic homelessness.



Social Capital: A Tale of Caution and a Tale of Hope for Charlotte

This article was written by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute.



Five key findings about the impact of COVID-19 on local renters and prioritizing rental assistance

COVID-19 has had an immediate and potentially lasting impact on the housing stability of low-income renters in Charlotte and the nation.