Lori Thomas

Director, Institute for Social Capital
Director of Research and Faculty Engagement
Sycamore 202-A
704-687-7037

Stories by Lori Thomas

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.



Housing First Process Evaluation: Many housed, but lessons to learn

Housing First Charlotte-Mecklenburg (HFCM) was launched in 2015 to end chronic homelessness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg by scaling housing first, particularly the housing first permanent supportive...